Following an octane-fuelled pilot season, UMW Toyota’s one-make race series, the Vios Challenge Race, has been confirmed for a second season starting August 2018.

As usual, the race – part of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival – features three class categories, beginning with the Sporting Class for semi-professionals, Super Sporting Class for professional racers, as well as the Promotional Class, featuring your favourite local celebrities.

The celeb line-up comprise of four returning personalities – Janna Nick, Diana Danielle, Syukri Yahaya and Season 1 winner Shawn Lee. The quartet will go against new talents Aiman Tino, Khai Bahar, Nabila Razali, Wany Hasrita, Akim Ahmad and Nabil Ahmad, all of whom will be given training at the Vios Academy prior to making their racing debut.

As per the previous season, the races will be held at different venues, with the first round taking place in Terengganu at Stadium Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin from August 2 to 4, 2018. The following stages are set to take place at MAEPS, Serdang (October 19-21, 2018), Batu Kawan Stadium in Penang (February 22-24, 2019) and finally at Sepang International Circuit (April 12-14, 2019).

The racing format will adhere to international FIA standards (Vios Challenge Race is sanctioned by FIA), where participants will use identical and specially-prepared Toyota Vios (in this case, a Vios 1.5J MT) that conform to regulations. Also, UMW Toyota will be involved in E-Sports, a field that currently has over 14 million gamers in Malaysia alone.