Insurance agent nabs title of simulation race champ

SEPANG: An insurance coverage agent who came out third in last year’s F1 Simulator Challenge Grand Finals has clinched initial location this time, winning a Nissan Almera Nismo car.

Vincent Khung (pic), 40, who ini­­­­­­­­­­tially competent for second location, completed 28 vir­­­­­­­­­­­­­­tual laps about the Se­­pang Interna­tio­nal Circuit and finished more than 20 seconds ahead of his closest rival.

From Left: Vincent Khung showing off his new Nissan Almera Nismo together with Edaran Tan Chong Motors Sdn Bhd Marketing Communication General Manager Mr. Tom Yang. Khung won the car after winning the F1 Simulator Challenge Grand Finals on Saturday.


“My only bit of frustration was that I did not get to drive the AMG Petronas race car.

“I am a die-tough Mercedes Petronas Formula One particular crew fan but was alternatively given a Caterham for the final race,” he said.

Khung, an admirer of Nico Roserb, said he was satisfied every little thing worked out nicely during the simulator race.

“I have to admit that I compete often in virtual racing. But this was only my second attempt at the F1 Simulator Challenge after finishing third last 12 months,” he stated.

The father of 3 stated he was grateful for his wife’s support in permitting him to consider part in this kind of virtual competitions.

“We really like motor racing but we just really don’;t have the resources to go for the genuine track.

“So, we shifted to virtual racing, which is fairly competitive and exciting,” he said.

Khung experienced for the Grand Finals by winning the leg for the duration of the Formula One particular Roadshow in Sunway Pyramid.

Held at the F1 Village Game Zone at SIC’s Mall Area, the 8 contestants then underwent a qualifying session to secure their grid spots for a last race of 28 laps.

Khung, who drives a Proton Preve, explained the Nissan Almera Nismo would be designated the loved ones car.

“The 1st point I will do is take my household for a extended drive in the new car,” said Khung, who resides in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.

The top 8 in the F1 Simulator Challenge Grand Finals had been Khung, Lim Chze Hong, Reynaldi Widya, Rhubbindran Sunthrasakaran, Mohd Ezzri Rezza, Maziyar Moghadam, Afzan Md Kamal and Oh Jin Hoong.

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