Sunday, April 24, 2011

Red Bull Speed Street Singapore

Location - Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, Orchard Road

Start24-APR-2011 at 4:00 PM
End24-APR-2011 at 6:00 PM
Come 24 April, Formula 1 legend and former Red Bull Racing driver David Coulthard who will give a demonstration of the awesome power of a Formula 1 car along one of the world's most famous thoroughfares - Orchard Road, which is better known as a shoppers' paradise around the globe.

The event will be organised by Spectrum Worldwide, the event management company responsible for organising iconic events such as the massively successful OCBC Cycle Singapore and the 2010 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore.

The last time that a Red Bull Racing showcar performed in Singapore was back in February 2008 as a special item in that year's Chingay Parade. It was the first time that the Singapore public had experienced the thunderous engine note of a F1 car, months before the inaugural Singapore night race took place in Marina Bay. But even then, it was a mere sneak peek as the F1 car segment lasted barely five minutes before the Chingay Parade proper.

This time round, the Red Bull Speed Street event will be a full fledged standalone showcar event lasting about an hour, in which the public can expect manoeuvres such as short sprints, burnouts, engine breaks and donuts, which one won't get to see in actual F1 races.

The Singapore event will cover an 800m stretch from the ION Orchard/Marriott Hotel, Scotts Road/Orchard Road junction to the Heeren and Mandarin Gallery.

The Austrian energy drink company, which is fast gaining in popularity amongst F1 aficionados thanks to the double championship winning feat of Red Bull Racing in 2010, is expecting crowds of up to 100,000 spectators to line this stretch of Orchard Road, which is rarely opened to such mega sporting events, especially on a peak Sunday afternoon.

Red Bull is also working closely with Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) to make the event a reality.

Fans in Singapore can also expect a host of motor racing related activities over at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza where the main VIP area and pit garage will be situated. Red Bull has roped in partners like Sony Computer Entertainment and Audi to engage motor sports enthusiasts, who can get up close to a rare Audi R8 LMS as well as the gorgeous Audi TT RS on display.

Gaming fans can attempt to break Sebastian Vettel’s record in the Red Bull X2010 supercar within the Sony PlayStation 3 GT5 gaming zone or experience what it is like to drive an F1 car on the Singapore night race circuit on four SGP simulators. There will also be Red Bull Racing merchandises on sale and a photo exhibition featuring past show car events around the world.


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