DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Thrilling Mitsubishi event with Japanese Dakar Rally legend this weekend, 4Sure

EXPERIENCE first-hand the thrills of high-speed rides and off-road driving – in the new Mitsubishi Triton pick-up truck – this weekend at the Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s (MMM) “Mitsubishi 4Sure Thrill” event.

There, with two-time Dakar Rally champion Hiroshi Masuoka from Japan and local motorsports personality Leona Chin as your pilots, you can also check out the Triton’s proven capabilities.

The event this Saturday and Sunday will be held at the Setia City Convention Centre’s outdoor carpark from 10am-8pm. Admission is free.

Obviously, the new Triton is the highlight of the event.

Masuoka (pix) is the second Japanese driver* to win the Dakar Rally – in 2002, with a Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution, and in the following year, also piloting a Pajero Evolution.

Mitsubishi Motors is the most successful make in Dakar Rally history, winning the “World’s Toughest Race” a record 12 times.

Besides riding with Masuoka and Chin, visitors to the event can test drive the new Triton on an off-road track with uneven surface and muddy terrain which was specially designed to test the Mitsubishi Motors Super-Select 4WD II system and off-road mode.

The track also features a descending track to test the Triton’s Hill Descent Control mode and capability.

Mitsubishi Pajero Dakar 1997

“The new Triton adopted four pillars under the “4Sure Handling” unique selling points – 4Sure Power; 4Sure Control; 4Sure Agility and 4Sure Safety. With these four pillars, customers are assured of a vehicle that is built to high standards and performance,” says MMM.

*The first Japanese to win the Dakar Rally, Kenjiro Shinozuka in 1997, drove a Pajero too.

Source: The Sun Daily