Malaysia Motorsport Athlete. Motorsports racing since 2008. Motorsports drifting since 2005.
Most inspiring female motorsports athlete racer in Malaysia.
If you met Leona off the circuit, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that she is a professional race car driver.
Don’t be fooled by her gentle demeanor. Not only has she been racing for over 18 years, but she is a racing driver with an indomitable spirit.
It’s hard to believe that Leona Chin’s extraordinary exploits began with a chance encounter with a group of car enthusiasts. Beyond kindling a contagious passion and leaving a lasting impression on the world of cars; it was the catalyst of things to come.
“They taught me the specifics, everything I needed to know about engines, engine performance, and other technical knowledge. Most importantly, they taught me how to drive,” she says gratefully.
What began by mere coincidence developed further, fueled by a desire to learn, an openness to change, and a hunger to grow.
Recently Leona has been garnering exceptional attention in the international motorsport industry. It is clear that her grit, talent, and perseverance in training have positioned her for excellence; having mastered a male-dominated sport. Leona brazenly breaks down the stereotypes by pushing the boundaries of a women’s strength, limit, and endurance. Making her debut GT race in GT World Challenge Asia Series in 2020.
2019 Leona was appointed the official ambassador for China Auto Salon (CAS) and performed in front of the live audiences at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. She also performed with 溜溜哥 live stream.
Leona’s first TV show appearance at China for FTEAM Reality TV Show in 2015 with famous actor Jimmy Lin and Liu Tao and Yu Quan. FTEAM is China’s first original auto competition reality show jointly created by Guangdong Satellite TV and Shenzhen Spark International Film and Television Media Co., Ltd. (Xinghuo International). Taking male entertainment as the starting point, the program integrates professional racing skills and reality shows. The first-line star artists and professional racing drivers who love racing are the captains. The amateurs who love and understand cars participate in the competition. Pick your favorite driver to form your own team.
2019, Leona’s was invited by CCTV to attend the Formula 1 Race at Shanghai
2019, Leona’s was invited by FM 940 radio for an interview
2018, Leona’s was invited by CCTV channel for a reality TV Show challenge at Hang Zhou China. “Che Shen Jia Dao” or translated to english – ” Car God Arrives”.
2015 年，陈莉慧进入了中国原创的汽车真人秀节目。《炫风车手》是由广东卫视与深圳星火国际影视传媒有限公司（星火国际）联袂打造中国的首档原创汽车竞技真人秀。 节目以雄性娱乐为切入点，集专业赛车技能和真人秀为一体，由一线酷爱赛车竞技的明星艺人和专业赛车手担当队长，由爱车、懂车的素人参加比赛，四组明星队长再从中挑选心仪车手组建自己的团队。
Biography of Leona Chin
Leona Chin, a motorsport athlete from born in Selangor, Malaysia.
She is a nerdy girl who likes racing. She especially loves racing and motorsport drifting.
She began her career in the motoring industry in motorsport drifting at the age of 19 and earned her way to become a race car driver for an all-female race team for a 12-hour endurance race.
Throughout her career, she participated in various motorsport activities locally and internationally.
In 2015, her appearance in 2 videos on went viral worldwide “the Fast & Furious Nerd Shocks Instructors” and “Sales Lady in a Car Showroom” with MaxmanTV in 2015.
Her videos won Freaking Awesome Video of the Year Award in WebTVAsia 2015 Awards.
In 2016, Leona competed in the Clio Cup China Series and won Overall Runner Up in the championship series.
In 2019, Leona was awarded the Most Inspiring Female Motorsport Athlete for the Sepang Circuit Awards.
Leona won 2nd in the Malaysian Championship Series 2019 M-Production Class Full Season Championship.
In 2020 and 2021, Leona and Tengku Djan will participate in the GT World Challenge Asia series, under the fully Malaysia Racing Team – Legacy Racing Team, however due to the covid-19 pandemic, the team will not be racing this year.
Awards & Achievements
|2015||WebTVAsia Awards||Freaking Awesome Video of the Year||[pic]|
|2017||ICON Malaysia Ball||Iconic 10||[pic]|
|2018||PETRONAS SIC Motorsports Association of Malaysia Awards 2018||Most Inspiring Female Motorsport Athlete||[pic]|
|2019||Asia Automotive Awards 2019||Most Promising Female Motorsport Athlete||[pic]|
|2019||McMillanWoods Global Awards 2019||Most Inspiring Female Motorsport Athlete of the Year||[pic]|
|2021||The 2nd World Excellence Entrepreneur Brand Celebrity Awards 2021||Malaysian Excellence Female Motorsport Athlete Celebrity Award||[pic]|
|2022||World Grandmaster Awards 2022||Malaysian Most Outstanding Female Motorsport Athlete||[pic]|
Appearances & Media
|2009||The Breakfast Show||NTV7|
|2011||72 Extreme Job||Astro Wah Lai Toi|
|2011||Malaysia Drifting Report||Gekisou GT|
|2012||Master Chef Malaysia Celebrity Season||Astro Ria|
|2013||OMG Sherbet TV show||Diva Universal|
|2015||炫风车手 F Team China||Guangdong Tv|
|2015||You Have Been Warned with Ean Nasrun||Discovery Channel Southeast Asia|
|2016||TV3 Buletin utama||TV3|
|2017||I Am Woman||Viu (IPTV)|
|2018||Caraoke Drift||iflix (IPTV)|
|2018||Club Mickey Mouse||Disney Channel|
|2019||CCTV Sports at F1 Shanghai||CCTV Sports|
|2019||Physics of Drifting||Business Insider|
|2021||Wanita Ikon Negara||RTM1|
|2018||The Leakers||Stunt Driver||[link]|
|2013||Career Day – TOC 1||Ipoh, Perak|
|2013||Career Day – TOC 2||Petaling Utama, Selangor|
|2013||Career Day – TOC 3||Klang, Selangor|
|2016||Hitz FM MET 10 Awards||Presenter for Best Breakthrough Act award|
|2016||Mitsubishi Motors Extra Hardcore Roadshow||Malaysia|
|2018||Mitsubishi Motors Vietnam Experience Day||Hanoi Vietnam|
|2018||Youtube End of the Year Review||Presenter for Best FnB Ad on Youtube 2018|
|2019||Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia 4SureThrill||Selangor Malaysia|
|2019||Aston Martin Vantage Launching in Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur Malaysia|
|2019||Mitsubishi Motors Vietnam Xpander Eco Challenge Drive||Hanoi Vietnam|
|2019||Juru Auto-City Carnival 2019||Penang Malaysia|
|2019||China Auto Show Shanghai Ambassador||China|
Social Media accounts
|Social Media||ID Name||links||Data|
|Facebook Page||Girl Drifter Leona Chin||link||378K followers + personal page 62k followers|
|Youtube||Leona Chin||link||52.7k Subs|
|Leona Chin||link||3228 connections|
|LeonaChin 陈莉慧||link||7.1k 粉丝|
|Douyin 抖音||leonachin||link||72k 粉丝|
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2022 Race Calendar – Malaysian Championship Series 2022
ROUNDS RACES DATES
ROUND 1 RACE 1 & 2 20 – 22 MAY 2022
ROUND 2 RACE 3 & 4 17 – 19 JUN 2022
ROUND 3 RACE 5 & 6 22 – 24 JUL 2022
ROUND 4 RACE 7 & 8 16 – 18 SEP 2022
ROUND 5 RACE 9 (300KM) 16 – 18 SEP 2022