Nerd Leona Challenges WRC Champion Jari-Matti LatvalaHey Jari-Matti Latvala Official FanclubHeard you’re coming to Malaysia. I challenge you to a gymkhana battle at Setia City Convention Center on the 4th of September 2015!What say you Volkswagen Malaysia ? See you there!#VolkswagenMalaysia#VWPoloRally
Posted by Girl Drifter Leona Chin on Wednesday, 26 August 2015
You gotta’ hand it to all race car drivers. Be it on the circuit, the rally stage or even an empty car park, every single of them is always up for a challenge – and what a challenge it will be as Malaysian drift sensation, Leona Chin, has just issued one in the direction of WRC driver, Jari-Matti Latvala.
The challenge appears simple enough with the local lass set to go head to head against the Finnish driver (who has chalked up a total of 14 rally wins, by the way) in a gymkhana course at the Setia City Convention Center on September 4. Whether or not he decides to take up the challenge during his Malaysian visit, we’ll find out soon enough.
Those who were unfamiliar with Leona’s stunts might have taken notice when a video of her dressed as an unfashionable learner driver went viral. In said video, Leona adopted the persona of a rather terrible learner driver to prank several unsuspecting instructors. Upon entering the vehicle however, said instructors were given a rude awakening as Leona gave them a taste of her true driving talent.
So, then, who do you think will come out on top in this challenge? Will you be gunning for our local heroine or will Latvala prove the old adage ‘If you want to win, hire a Finn’ true?
Game on, Leona Chin! Volkswagen Motorsport driver, Jari-Matti Latvala, has gone on record to accept the former’s invitation to a gymkhana-style showdown that is now set for September 4 at the Setia City Convention Center. The Malaysian drift sensation had earlier on issued the challenge via video to the 14-time rally winner, who is set to swing by Malaysia for a visit.
While Leona herself has been active in the local motorsports scene for some time now, it was a recent viral video that, arguably, made her a household name. In said video, Leona portrayed a mousy learner driver to lull unsuspecting instructors. Upon entering the vehicle however, the instructors were “treated” to a demonstration of her skills as she piloted the car around a car park in a rather spectacular fashion.
So with both parties agreeing to the face-off, all we have to do now is wait for it to take place this coming Friday. Who will you be rooting for – the local talent or Volkswagen’s flying Finn?