Winners of the Force India Zapak Speed Challenge off to Malaysian GP!
Force India – India’s only Formula One Team in collaboration with Zapak.com, India’s leading online gaming portal launched India’s First Official Formula 1 Team online game in Mumbai in the month of January’09. The Force India Zapak Speed Challenge invited all online gaming fans to speed-up for the pole position and clock the best score as they raced at various race tracks. The game received great response with around 40,000 gamers registering for the game. The number of gameplays that the challenge received is 3, 56,380. The top scorers in the “Speed Challenge” have won a chance to actually watch a live F1 Race in Malaysia and also meet the Force India Formula 1 team. The lucky winners - Nitin Kaushik and Abishai. J are beaming with pride.
The winners of the tournament will leave for Malaysia to experience the ultimate thrill in a face to face encounter! The game went on become a huge rage amongst gaming enthusiasts and is now the no.1 racing game in India.
The aim of the Force India Zapak Speed Challenge was to provide gaming enthusiasts with something novel and exciting to stimulate their senses. The Force India Zapak Speed Challenge game assured the player an adrenalin surge, as it gave them a simulated feel of what life is on the grid. And what more, these two fortunate gamers are getting to go a step further and feel it even more closely as they watch the Force India team showing their mettle at Grand Prix at Sepang, Malaysia very soon.
On this occasion, delighted Nitin Kaushik comments, “I am more than thrilled to go to Malaysia and cheer for Force India team. It’s going to be very exciting to not merely look at them from a distance but be a part of the whole thing. I would like to thank Force India and Zapak for giving me this opportunity to finally get to see the sport I am so fond of and fulfill my dream.”
To this, Abishai. J added; “I have always been passionate about motor-racing, and getting to see an actual Formula1 race from such proximity is overwhelming. I can’t wait to go to Malaysia! The Force India Zapak Speed Challenge was a great platform and I hope that both the companies continue to promote sports like these with the same zest.”
Vikram Malhotra, of the Force India Team, said “One of the Force India Formula One team’s strategic endeavors is to bring Indian Formula One fans closer to live F1 action. Our partnership with zapak.com and the subsequent contest on the ‘Force India & Zapak Speed Challenge‘ is a manifestation of the same philosophy. I am delighted that two young fans who have posted the fastest scores will get a chance to cheer for Force India live at the Malaysian GP.”
Commenting on this, Mr. Rohit Sharma, Chief Operating Officer, Zapak Digital Entertainment Ltd. said, “Zapak as a leader in the online gaming space in the country has always believed in providing gamers with the best offerings. Racing is now amongst the most popular genre on Zapak and with Force India F1 Zapak Speed Challenge we reached out to all racing enthusiasts. This Challenge provided them with a once in a life time opportunity to be a part of live Grand Prix action in Malaysia! And I am very happy that we have been able to fulfill dreams of these two young gamers through the medium of this tournament.”
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