The first round of the 2017 Malaysian Speed Festival (MSF) concluded on February 26 this year, which saw an action-packed series of races from competitors duking it out in the Saga Cup. Here’s a video montage highlighting all the thrills and spills of the day’s events.

The Saga Cup has been around since 2015, a revival of the Proton Saga Championship of the 1990s, and is one of the most accessible forms of motorsport in the country. The competition is backed by the Proton R3 Customer Programme (R3 CRP), allowing anyone to be a race car driver with full support from the Proton Factory Racing Team.

This year’s edition includes several new variables, including the use of one-make tyres from Hankook as well as better prepared and faster cars that sees a drop in lap times compared to previous iterations of the race series. Round 1 saw ST Wangan’s Boy Wong charge towards a victory in the Saga Cup Expert category, edging out JNA Racing Team’s Alif Hamdan. Other participants include members of the Lotus Owners Club Malaysia (LOCM) and other racing enthusiasts of which there are plenty.

Right from the rolling start, there was no shortage of close proximity racing, with plenty of overtakes and nervy contact made between the race cars. Not to mention the several incidents (including a car rolling over) that made the race incredibly lively for both drivers and spectators alike.

If you missed out on Round 1 of the 2017 MSF, don’t worry. Round 2 returns to the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) on April 16, and you can get paddock tickets for just RM20 before 11 am on race day, and RM35 after. For more information and full race results, visit MSF Racing’s official website or its Facebook page.