For young Malaysian – and big Alex Yoong fan – Liau Zihao, winning a chance to gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access as an Audi R8 LMS Cup journalist was an incredible opportunity not to be missed. So when the Cup launched a contest on Facebook to join the championship as a journalist for a day Liau made sure to enter by creating a short video to announce the race weekend.

“My favourite driver is Alex Yoong and I’ve been following him in the Cup since the first season,” said Liau after the Round 9 press conference. “I had met Alex before, but this was my first time coming to experience the Audi R8 LMS Cup.”

With a camera in hand, Liau spent the day meeting Audi R8 LMS Cup drivers, teams and executives while trying his hand at motorsport photography. “It’s quite difficult, but I managed to get a few good shots.”

While Liau had previously been to the Sepang International Circuit, he hadn’t previously experienced the full Audi R8 LMS Cup experience and relished the opportunity to spend time in the pits and get an all-access look at the championship.

“Really the whole experience has been a highlight for me,” Liau said. “This is something new, something I haven’t done before and I really want to thank the Audi R8 LMS Cup for the chance to be here.”

Ben Potter

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