Media stunts like sending a bunch of racing cars down the main street of a major city are great fun for everyone involved, but in the end, they are just media stunts.
After rounds 9 and 10, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in Malaysia thought it would be cool to set up a full starting grid in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Normally, even though it is cool, I probably wouldn’t have shared it, but there is a Canadian connection.
If you watch very closely during the roll out, you will spot the Open Road Porsche entry. In case you don’t live in Vancouver, Open Road is a dealer group in Vancouver, with racing activities here in Canada and abroad. In fact, a car with the same livery won the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada championship at the hands of Scott Hargrove. In the Malaysia round of the GT3 Cup Asia, the Open Road entry was driven by Francis Tjia.
Gallery: Open Road Racing in Canada in 2014
Photo credit: Gary Grant