OCBC Corporate 2011 Challenge (Finals)

POSTED ON: October 24, 2011

Leading up to the OCBC Corporate 2011 Challenge Finals, over 30 teams took part in 3 preliminary rounds to compete for 4 places per round, which would secure them a place in the Finals, held on 15 October 2011.

Karting Singapore members, forming two teams of drivers and sponsored by job consultancy firm, I-Resource, secured their entry into the Finals with one team winning their grouping and the other team finishing 4th in their preliminary round.

With the determined efforts of the drivers, the ice-cool decision making of the race engineers and the support of their fellow community members, team managers, volunteers, sponsors and supporters both teams secured the maximum result of taking both the 1st and 2nd positions at the four-hour mark of the race. They did so in style - completing 311 laps and 309 laps respectively, beating the highest total laps record set in the prelim rounds of the competition and securing pole in qualifying. Rounding off the podium was Aston Martin Singapore Drakar Racing, which finished ahead of CTMC2! PDB Maddox Racing. Both the later-mentioned teams were worthy opponents but encountered issues during the race that affected their overall finishing.

Taking the win and the runner-up position meant a lot for the Karting Singapore community - the OCBC event proved that the community in Karting Singapore were a force to be reckoned with. The result was a symbolic affirmation that in rental kart racing at Kartright track - the community had some of the fastest drivers around - no easy feat having beaten teams made up of drivers with established race kart and saloon car racing expertise.

The momentous occasion is perhaps, better captured in a series of photos that can be found in the album http://www.asiankartingphotography.com/p951649649

The following are some photos from the album.

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