As part of the Grand Prix Season Singapore 2019, part of Orchard Road and Jewel will play host to the inaugural Legion of Racers (LOR) Festival of Speed from 13 to 22 September.
Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as part of the Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) umbrella of events, the Festival of Speed is being organised by e-sports company LOR which organises Singapore’s first SIM racing league.
The LOR Festival of Speed will be made up of multiple programming which also includes the transformation of the open-air car park at Grange Road opposite Cineleisure Orchard into a go-karting track.
Besides that, there are a variety of other programme elements to be featured in this year’s Festival of Speed, such as the setting up of a remote-control car race and track at Jewel Changi Airport by Urban Play Space, an e-sports party in Zouk, and the showcase of some of the best cars in Singapore in a pop-up gallery along Orchard Road. This will also include interactive art installations.
“It is our hope that the Legion of Racers Festival of Speed will galvanise and bring together the general community, the motor racing and the motor sports enthusiasts to the city,” said Lim Keong Wee, one of the founders of the LOR, organisers of the Festival of Speed.
“Our key consideration is that we brought karting right into the heart of the city where there is higher visibility and accessibility,” he added.
“With many diverse elements involved in the Legion of Racers Festival of Speed, there is something for everyone to be involved in – including tourists who are in Singapore during the week for the Singapore Grand Prix,” noted Melvin Moh, a co-founder of the LOR and the Festival of Speed.