Top racers sign up for 2021 Ondo Auto Rally

Top racers sign up for 2021 Ondo Auto Rally

By Kemi Akintokun

The Work and Play Motorsports Group, organiser of the 2021 Ondo Auto Rally, says the motorsports will attract top racers across the country.

Its President,  Adeoye Ojuoko, said that the event was scheduled for April 3 at the Ilara Mokin Racing Course.

Ojuoko, in a statement, said: “We have our 2018 and 2020 winner, Antonio Sandouk, on hand from Lagos.

“Others are Femi Dada, Jay Bash, Argo Raak, Muyiwa Akintola, and Femi Fatimehin, among others, coming in for the on-road and off-road races.

“All these speak to the credibility of the event and the interest it has stirred in the motorsports industry.

“We have worked at making this very edition the best and have over the past five years fine-tuned our processes.

“We believe an incredible racing atmosphere would be created that is unmatched so far,” Ojuoko said.

He said that the group built an exclusive off-road track that will host the event in Ilara-Imokin in Ondo State.

The group president said the track was first put to test in November 2019, adding that COVID-19 pandemic shut down all activities lined up by the group in 2020.

“Our event is unique because of several things, our tracks inclusive, and our purpose of build off-road track is what the top racers have been planning to come and conquer,” he said.

Ojuoko said that Serbian Argo Raak won the first-ever off-road event on the track and would be put to challenge by two-time Work and Play winner, Antonio Sandouk, Femi Fatimehin, among others.

Also, Work and Play was recently awarded the Best Tourism Promotion Initiative at the 2020 Nigeria Tourism Award.

This 2021 edition of the event will also see a whistle-stop by some of the touring racers at Idanre Hill and the Smokin Hills Golf Course, which hosts the Work and Play racing tracks. (NAN)