SKC Round 5: Racing is 90% luck and 10% skill

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

Someone once said that racing is 90% luck and 10% skill – that the fastest may not always win for whatever reasons.


Yeo Hong Yang of the Junior category was a serious contender for the title and had the skill and the pace to prevent reigning Junior champion Amin Noorzilan from defending his title.


However, luck has not really been on his side.


He was giving a strong performance at the last round of the SKC and was leading the final race well.


Amin was in close pursuit and unintentionally climbed onto Hong Yang’s kart briefly during an overtaking move. That cost Hong Yang the race win and his championship hopes when the marshals had to call him in – Hong Yang’s kart suffered from a mechanical fault and he was forced to retire from the race.



There was no denying the frustration and disappointment in his body language when he came back into the pits.





When the Junior race ended and the rest of the drivers came back to the pits, Hong Yang graciously congratulated Amin on the win…


Hong Yang was also showered with more pats on the backs and even hugs from a girl! That is, his female competitor Gabriella Teo..




Even after the suits were off, the hugs continued…



That’s a lot of hugs! Where’s mine? ;)


Nonetheless, don’t give up believing Hong Yang – you will achieve what you aim for, just keep working hard at it and never, never give up!



With love from Cheryl Jie Jie


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Cheryl Tay

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Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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