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Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup Race Car Beats Boeing 747 at Changi

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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 and Transport.

 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 event.

 The Changi Airport Race was organised by Changi Airport Group to mark and celebrate the GP season in Singapore.

 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 September 2009.

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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