The BYD F0 served as the “spec car” during the recent Challenge of Champions (COC) race-off, organized by Flat Out Race Series Inc. (FORS) headed by Edward dela Rosa, which was held on December 6 at the Batangas Racing Circuit in Rosario, Batangas.
The event saw 14 drivers, all champions and previous winners of the Circuit Showdown series, take turns racing against the clock behind the wheel of a race-prepared BYD F0 to determine who was the best-of-the-best among them.
After all the drivers had laid rubber on the tarmac, it was 2013 Bracket D champion Al Jeffrey Lacambra, who topped the time sheet with the winning time of 2:13:458. Taking second spot was 2010 & 2011 Bracket A/Open Class champion Mark Thomann, who posted a 2:14:199. Rounding out the podium was 2014 Bracket E champion Jem Qerimit, who landed in third place with a time of 2:14:440.
The format of driving around the circuit using only one vehicle meant that the competitors had to rely on their driving skills and little else, which was a challenge welcomed by all the Circuit Showdown champions. They were also highly appreciative of the diminutive BYD F0 racing car, which to their surprise, was packed with lots of performance and fun.