On August 15th 2019, in Ho Chi Minh City, PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PVOIL) and OTV Communication JSC signed agreement to name Vietnam Offroad Cup 2019 as Vietnam Offroad PVOIL Cup 2019.
PVOIL is a Vietnam’s leading enterprise in processing and trading petroleum products thanks to wholesalers and 600 petroleum stations nationwide.
This is the fourth consecutive year PVOIL cooperate with Otofun.net forum and OTV Communication JSC to organize Vietnam Offroad Cup. In order to have better event this year, promoting this kind of sport which has not been popular in Vietnam and salvage opportunity to introduce brand, products and services to customers, PVOIL to use its trademark as the prize name.
This year’s prize name has been changed to Vietnam Offroad PVOIL Cup 2019. Shortened name is PVOIL VOC 2019. PVOIL and OTV Communication JSC signed memorandum of understanding for keeping the prize name in three consecutive years.
Talking about PVOIL’s decision for this year’s offroad name, corporation’s vice President Nguyen Tuan Tu said: “sport events always receive special attention from the society, especially car racing which will be a new trend in Vietnam and international during the upcoming years. We have been working with Otofun and Vietnam Offroad Cup for three consecutive years and found that scale and organization method were improved to regional level. We applied international standard for athlete and used technology for scoring. Thanks to the event, we also hope to have a chance to introduce customers, consumers our products, services, and and other facilities of PVOIL. Taking part in organizing the sport event improve PVOIL’s brand and prestige in the market”.
Head of PVOIL VOC 2019 Organization Board Nguyen Duc Hoang said: “PVOIL VOC 2019 will focus on competitions with dangerous terrain. With support from PVOIL and other sponsors, organization board decided to offer audiences with more activities including live broadcast via a 50-square-meter LED TV at the area for audience, test driving on new car models for visitors. Especially, this year, audience will see car drift performed by professional racers in Vietnam. PVOIL VOC 2019 and the following years’ events will become a festival for racers and those who love speed.
Beside upgrading safety facilities, score grading system has also been upgraded with latest technologies. The facilities will help loading scoring information to Otofun website, helping racers and audiences update latest information about the event.”
PVOIL VOC 2019 was previously a amateur sport event called “Vô lăng Vàng 2008” (Golden Steering Wheel 2008) organized by Otofun. This was Vietnam’s first off-roading event. The prize had only two teams with 7 racers. In 2010, the prize was authorized by Vietnam Sport Department and had name changed to Vietnam Terrain Driving Contest. It was the first time offroad clubs in Southern region won prizes.
In 2012, the authority officially granted certificate to the event under name of Vietnam Offroad Cup. The Vietnam Offroad 2012 was organized with three categories with 60 teams. Several teams came from other countries in the region.
At the 11th season of the prize, Vietnam Offroad PVOIL Cup 2019 will receive teams with higher quality. Beside, the tests, safety for the competition and communication tasks will be at higher level.
This year, organizers received participation from 80 teams, a record number of registered teams for an offroad competition in Vietnam. The teams will have 600 performances at four categories from original to expanded tests.
PVOIL VOC 2019 will also have night-time adventure test, a tradition of the prize since it was founded. All of cars of competitors and organizers at the contest will use PVOIL petroleum.
Information of the prize will be loaded to 50 print and online newspapers, hundreds social media channels and live broadcast to 5 million audiences during two days of competition.
Organization board kindly announces timeline for the event as below:
- August 12th 2019: Announcement of prize regulation and open for registration
- September 6th 2019: Press meeting, registration closure
- September 26th, 27th 2019: Giving Race-kit to racers
- September 27th 2019: Organizing meeting for technical issues, regulation announcement and Q&A
- September 28th 29th 2019: Grand opening for two days of competition and offering prizes to winners at Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Dong Mo, Son Tay, Hanoi.