The ASN (National Sporting Authority) of each country got together a few months ago to revive the Asian Gymkhana championship last held in 2005 in Malaysia. There are 10 countries participating with each country eligible to send two drivers on an all expense paid trip to TaiChung Taiwan. Here's the link:
Of interest is Masaki Nishihara and Tetsuya Yamano from Japan. These guys are my heroes, both are sponsored by Subaru and both are All Japan Gymkhana champions in their own respective classes. Masaki always drives the latest STI and Tetsuya used to drive the STI Impreza at the Nurburgring 24hr from 2009-2012 plus stints in SuperGT300 with the BRZ factory car. Below vid is Masaki-san in action.
Malaysia will send Mitch Chong and Shazmie. Mitch is top notch fast everytime in his Satria.
SMSA will be sending Johnny Wong and Terence Soh to represent Singapore for this event. They were our top 2 local drivers from last years SMSA Gymkhana championship. Jolly nice blokes, ace pilots and damn nice guys. Johnny just restored back to prime condition a Mitsubishi GTO and it is beautiful plus its road legal. Looking at that car reminds me of Jackie Chan and Thunderball the movie from 1995.
The cars all participants will be using will be the Skoda Fabia 1.6L and left hand drive. Lets hope Terence and Johnny can come back with some trophies.