Kuala Lumpur, 14 November 2022 – Premium racing motorsport brand, Aston Martin Racing Asia, paid homage to its i8 Vantage GT4 debut in the 2022 Thailand Super Series, by hosting an exhilarating event in Malaysia recently, held at the Sepang International Circuit.
In the first thrilling and action-packed race held between 27th October to 30th October at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Bangkok, the i8 Vantage GT4 placed third in the GTC Production Class with driver, Adam Khalid, behind the wheels.
The Aston Martin i8 Vantage GT4 is a car built to specifically withstand the extreme needs and requirements of a racetrack. It delivers improved performance with an enlarged 4.0-litre V8 engine and uprated suspension, providing an enhanced aerodynamic package.
“I am grateful to Aston Martin Racing Asia and our sponsor for entrusting me with the honour of pushing the i8 Vantage GT4 to its limit in the 2022 Thai Super Series. I work with an amazing team and am humbled by the opportunity to bring this experience back home to Malaysia where I started my journey with the support of many experienced drivers. I hope to make history with the i8 Vantage GT4 at the next race in December,” said Adam Khalid.
With more than 20 podium finishes and victories in his racing career, Adam has already made a spectacular climb in Asian auto racing. In a short span of time, he went from winning “Rookie of the Year” awards to winning the Speed Festival three times and the Malaysian Endurance Championship twice. His experience is now elevated as he pushes boundaries with the i8 Vantage GT4.
During the event in Sepang International Circuit, attendees got an up close and personal opportunity to experience the remarkable i8 Vantage GT4 through the perspective of the Aston Martin Racing Asia team themselves, as they interacted with the driver, Adam Khalid, and his race team. Selected attendees also enjoyed an exclusive, once in a lifetime opportunity of being driven around the circuit by Weiron Tan, Aston Martin Racing Asia Team Principal, in the one and only i8 Vantage GT4.
Aston Martin Racing Asia’s position as a trailblazer and its vision to establish dominance in the racing arena is amplified with the continuous support from sponsors, media, influencers, and its legion of fans from around the world. Backed by its exceptional R&D efforts, technology, resources, and experience, the i8 Vantage GT4 is poised to make a historical mark in the remaining rounds of the 2022 Thailand Super Series.
“These are very exciting times for Aston Martin Racing Asia. As we debut the latest i8 Vantage GT4 in the 2022 Thailand Super Series, in partnership with our supportive sponsor, we are thrilled that our fellow Malaysians get to share in our excitement. The i8 Vantage GT4 is designed to exude precision, authority, and exhilaration on the racetrack; and we are exceptionally happy to have conveyed these emotions to our attendees in Sepang,” said Weiron Tan, Team Principal of Aston Martin Racing Asia.
To further celebrate the i8 Vantage GT4’s momentous debut in the Thailand Super Series, complete ownership of an Aston Martin Vantage GT4 and complimentary enrolment in the Racing Training Experience Program will be given away to one lucky winner, along with other prizes worth up to USD $1,000,000.