The pioneering Malaysian professional motorsport driver on his race to the top

In the What Matters To Me series, a Generation T honouree describes what they do, why they do it, and why it matters

Weiron Tan’s need for speed has taken him into uncharted territory for a Malaysian race car driver. The first Malaysian to win a race in the US, he is also the winner of an FIA World Endurance Championship race, and recently competed for Audi Sport Asia in the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia series. Here, he describes his achievements and inspirations in his own words.

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My most memorable race was in 2018, Round 4 of the World Endurance Championship in Fuji, Japan. That was when my teammates and I made history by becoming the first ever all Asian lineup to win a race in the WEC. It was a very difficult race, but we pulled it off.

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I have travelled to many countries and enjoyed myself in a lot of them, but I’d probably say China is on the top of my list of favourite travel destinations.

My teammates and I made history by becoming the first ever all Asian lineup to win a race in the WEC

- Weiron Tan -

My role model is my dad. He’s always been and continues to be the biggest inspiration for me. I’ve learned so much from him, on racing and beyond. What I admire most about him is his love for and dedication to his family.

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I’d like to especially thank my sponsors, family, friends and supporters out there, who have helped me all this way. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.


See honourees from the Sports category of the Gen.T List 2019.

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