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Vietnam off-road racing cup revs up a storm

By Luong Dung   September 28, 2020 | 01:00 am PT
A total of 160 petrolheads clashed on the arduous Vietnam Off-road Cup (VOC) 2020 in Son Tay District, Hanoi.
Vietnam off-road racing cup revs up a storm

A delighted contestant gives the thumbs-up ahead of the starter pistol.

The 12th VOC, held during the weekend, features four categories: pickup, basic, advanced and expanded. On Saturday, a total 160 contestants were divided into 80 teams competing along 10 tracks.

Vietnam off-road racing cup revs up a storm

Team 105 competes on amphibious track 1, requiring advanced vehicle handling skills due to overly slipper conditions.

Vietnam off-road racing cup revs up a storm

Team 207's co-driver stands helplessly by as his teammate fails to spring loose of a ditch along track 9.

Vietnam off-road racing cup revs up a storm

VOC 2020 took place amid cool weather and mild sunshine. Organizers this year designed the course to appeal to drivers of differing skill sets.

Vietnam off-road racing cup revs up a storm

Track 8, in the expanded category, required teams to navigate slopes, cross logs, and circle a tree atop a hill.

Vietnam off-road racing cup revs up a storm

Team 414 scales an incline on track 8. The expanded category drew vehicles featuring broad tires, a compact design, and off-road accessories.

Vietnam off-road racing cup revs up a storm

Team 302 failed to conquer track 4 in the advanced category. The 'jungle-crossing' challenge featured deep ditches that required a strong winch, among others.

 
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