Petron returns to power one of the world’s top ten toughest motor race off-road events, the Rainforest Challenge (RFC) Grand Finale in Malaysia as the official fuel sponsor and engine oil partner. Petron fueled more than 150 4×4 vehicles participated by 300 off road driving enthusiasts from 30 nations to compete against the odds in Malaysia’s dense tropical rainforest starting 24 November.
“Petron is proud to be a partner of this super league of extreme 4×4 motor sports as its official fuel partner for the third year. The Rainforest Challenge has definitely brought out the best sporting spirit in everyone. This year, we introduced our engine oil Petron Rev-X Engine Oil to complement the Turbo Diesel Euro 5 in this legendary race for an even better performance and excellent engine cleaning action. This partnership underscores our products’ superiority, which have been proven to be the best fuel-lubes match even for the most adventurous off-road race as well as for your daily journeys,” said Choong Kum Choy, Head of Retail Business of Petron Malaysia.
“RFC is, indeed, proud to have Petron as our fuel and engine oil partner especially as we face tough conditions during the monsoon season. Drenched terrains demand toughest products to keep us going. The adage ‘When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going’ is very appropriately applied to Petron’s products in the Rainforest Challenge. This year, we faced the longest off-road sector under monsoon conditions but we are very confident that the fuel and engine oil from Petron enables us to finish the race,” said Founder and Creator of Rainforest Challenge & RFC Global Series, Luis J.A. Wee.
Petron Turbo Diesel Euro 5 is formulated to improve engine performance, ensure better fuel economy, and extend engine life. It has much lower Sulphur content, 10 parts per million and is 50 times cleaner than Euro 2M diesel, helping reduce exhaust emissions and withstand the extreme heat of today’s fuel injection systems. Petron Rev-X Engine Oil protects the engine with Dynamic Cleaning Technology (DC Tech) to keep the engine clean for improved wear protection and smoother operations.
RFC Malaysia, the pinnacle of 4×4 extreme off-road racing is the finale event from the RFC Global Series (RFCGS) which is a worldwide off-road racing circuit spanning 22 nations with 45 events. This year, the route will take participants from Kota Bahru, Tanah Merah, Kuala Krai and ending at Gua Musang. Stages of the race are named Predator, Terminator and Twilight Zone which include navigating the endless steep downhills and uphill, crossing narrow bridges, tropical swamps, steered around the brown-red mud pools and cutting across the mighty river at Bering.
The event was flagged off on 24 November at Dataran Redha, Kota Lama Kota Bharu, with local police cars escorting the racing convoy to Tumpat Pantai Sri Tujuh for their first overnight campsite. The participants refueled at the Petron service station in Belimbing, Tanah Merah before entering the challenge’ pitstops at Air Naga, Gua Harimau and Bering.
Due to the long off-road section out of reach of any towns or villages, all race and support vehicles must carry enough fuel to last them from 27 November right up to closing day on 4 December. Teams entered the final stopover at Pos Gob pit stop – the deepest aborigines’ settlement in Kelantan that marks their 6th campsite for the race. The off-roaders next preceeded their journey for Kuala Betis and have their tanks refueled for the final time at Petron service station in Gua Musang.