On Saturday (5 September), a Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup car was
crowned the speed king of Changi Airport’s tarmac.
In a close
finish to the Changi Airport Race, the Porsche crossed the
finishing line split seconds ahead of a Jett8 Airlines Boeing 747,
despite starting slower.
A jubilant Mr Yuey Tan, the Porsche driver,
received the trophy from Guest-of-Honour, Mrs Lim Hwee Hua,
Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance
Commenting on his win, Yuey said, “This
marks my maiden win in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, and what a win
this is. This is definitely one of the highlights of my motoring
career so far – as a boy, I’ve always been fascinated by speed and
to be able to triumph over the Boeing jetliner is a terrific
experience for me.”
Besides the race, ticket holders enjoyed
other festivities at the airport. There were performances by local
band, Timmys, F1 dance performances and instant photography
services for fans to capture themselves against the backdrop of
The Changi Airport Race was organised by
Changi Airport Group to mark and celebrate the GP season in
The race launches the Changi GP Festival, with many
race-related activities for passengers and airport visitors to
enjoy and participate in. These include a pit-stop challenge, go-karting
and racing consoles at the airport.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 road
car was also unveiled for the very first time in Asia Pacific on
Saturday afternoon at Changi Airport Terminal 3. There will also be a
special appearance by McLaren F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen on 23
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car
driven by Yuey in the race is the racecar version of the street
legal Porsche 911 GT3 car and can only be driven on track.
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