It pays to try, as four lucky Shell Advance customers found out. Come November, Ryan Lau from Sarawak, Lim Lay Cheng from Penang and Johoreans Ong Kim San and Ong Wan Eng will be in Valencia, Spain, to watch the Spanish MotoGP. They participated and won in Shell Advance’s ‘Key to Freedom’ SMS-based contest.

Held from June 1 till August 31, ‘Key to Freedom’ was open to customers who purchased a 1-litre pack of Shell Advance Ultra 4T, AX7 4T, AX5 4T, VSX 2T or SX 2T motorcycle oils. 9,000 entries came in. Besides the grand prizes, the lucky four will also have the opportunity to win a Ducati Monster worth RM60,000 during the all-expense paid trip.

They were announced as winners at the Shell Advance ‘Battle of the Bands’ Finale at Hard Rock Café KL recently. Ran concurrently with the contest, ‘Battle of the Bands’ saw 10 up-and-coming local bands that garnered the highest number of online votes among the 20 selected by Shell Malaysia and featured on Youtube battle it out on stage.

The Jespers, a six-man band from KL took home the grand prize of RM8,000 cash while the second and third prize of RM4,000 and RM2,000 went to The Black & Blues and Maya Opera respectively. This is the second year that Shell had organised the band competition following great response last year.