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Nov 16, 2021

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INDONESIA’S ANDIKA RAMA IS OUE E-CITIES CHAMPION FOR 2021

  • Orchard Road Street Circuit to include Somerset area in 2022
  • Jakarta Street Circuit will debut in 2022
  • Race Box at Mandarin Gallery to open in December 2021

 

SINGAPORE, 14 November 2021: Indonesia’s Andika Rama Maulana came out tops at the inaugural OUE E-Cities Championship (ECC) 2021 claiming the top prize of $4500.

 

He claimed the chequered flag out after almost half an hour of circling around the newly created Orchard Road Street Circuit, ahead of compatriot Presley Martono and Singapore’s Dillan Tan, who also claimed a share of the $10,000 prize pool. 25 sim racers from around the region made the finals at the inaugural championship which was organised virtually.

 

The Guest of Honour for the final was Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry Dr Tan See Leng, who was also flanked by Singapore fashion and music icon Tabitha Nauser. Nauser also performed two of her songs after the race, with the event being broadcast live on meWATCH. (see attached image).

 

“It was an exhilarating inaugural event, and we are glad that we were able to pull off the event, and bring the elements of sim racing, lifestyle and entertainment to viewers and enthusiasts from all over the region who tuned in to watch. We are already working on making the championship even better for 2022, and would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all our partners who have journeyed with us, from concept to reality,” said Lim Keong Wee, co-founder of the E-Cities Championship and the Legion of Racers.

 

Said Minister Tan at the post-race chat, “It was a fantastic finale and a great finish.”

 

After a successful first season of the OUE E-Cities Championship 2021, the organisers and founders of the programme announced the expansion of the series for 2022.

 

Firstly, the Orchard Road Street Circuit will be enhanced and extended in length, and will include the Somerset area for 2022. The length of the track will increase from 3.2km currently to about 5km after the extension. (see map)

 

In addition, the organisers have also started working on a street circuit in Jakarta which will take sim racers on a journey around the Indonesian capital, in keeping with the vision of taking the programme regional to include the creation of digital twins street circuits in cities around the region.

 

Also, the grand plan for 2022 is to put together a digital to physical event with the best sim racers flying into Singapore for a Grand Finale of sorts.

 

“We will keep our fingers crossed that travel will be a lot easier by the time next September comes so we can put together a physical sim racing championship event which brings together the top sim racers from around the world,” said Melvin Moh, co-founder of the Legion of Racers and E-Cities Championship.

 

Closer to home, the LOR team also announced the setting up of Race Box, a pop up at Mandarin Gallery which will open to the public in December 2021. More details will be released soonest possible.

 

The motorsports-themed pop up which will also parade a real-life race-car parked outside the facility will feature sim racing opportunities, food and beverage offerings, retail and a sim racing academy. The pop up is open to bookings by individuals and corporate companies for their staff activities, with more details to be released in the next week.