Vietnam Motorkhana Championship 2021 opens hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Motorkhana Championship 2021, the first-ever international-standard professional sport car race in Vietnam, opened in Hanoi on January 15.

The event was co-organised by the Vietnamese Motorsport Association Limited Liability Company (VMA LLC) – a member of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and the Hanoi Sports Training and Competition Centre.

Attracting 14 racers licensed by the National Sporting Authority (ASN) of the FIA in Vietnam in the first category and 11 others from VMA LLC’s clubs nationwide in the second category, the event was designed to test the acceleration, braking and handling of cars as well as skills and judgment of drivers. Racing cars are mostly sedan, hatchback, CUV and SUV models.

It was also meant to choose the best racers for the FIA World Motorsport Games held in mid-October in Europe.

After dramatic races, Nguyen Ngoc Trung won the championship in the first category, with a time of 2min 23.36 sec. He walked away with a prize of 50 million VND (2,200 USD).

Pham Quoc Huy came second with 2:30.75 while title favourite Truong Nam finished third, 2:75.85.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Dang Quang overcame other rivals to take the title of the second category.

The competition is also scheduled to be held annually in Vietnam./.