The search for the 2017 Porsche Asia Pacific Driver of the Year kicks off with the launch of the region-wide ‘Licence to Thrill’ campaign.
Seeking the region’s best and most skilled drivers, this year’s competition comprises two qualifying rounds which will put participants’ knowledge, skill and driving passion to the test for the chance to win the title and a fully sponsored trip to the Porsche Experience Centre in Los Angeles, USA.
To enter, participants from the Asia Pacific region (Brunei, Cambodia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam) must first do an online theory test no later than 31 July 2017.
The top 30 performers will then qualify for the next round of the competition, which will test driving skill/flair in a series of unusual and exhilarating practical tests held at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on 8 September 2017.
The tests include painting the number “718” on the track surface while driving the 718 Porsche Boxster with a drilled pot of paint mounted on the car, and doing a gymkhana in reverse with the Porsche Macan.
All contestants will receive their Porsche Licence to Thrill at the awards dinner after the practical test, and the top performer will walk away with the title of 2017 Porsche Asia Pacific Driver of the Year, and the grand prize.