A total of 160 petrolheads clashed on the arduous Vietnam Off-road Cup (VOC) 2020 in Son Tay District, Hanoi.
A delighted contestant gives the thumbs-up ahead of the starter pistol.
The 12th VOC, held during the weekend, features four categories: pickup, basic, advanced and expanded. On Saturday, a total 160 contestants were divided into 80 teams competing along 10 tracks.
Team 105 competes on amphibious track 1, requiring advanced vehicle handling skills due to overly slipper conditions.
Team 207’s co-driver stands helplessly by as his teammate fails to spring loose of a ditch along track 9.
VOC 2020 took place amid cool weather and mild sunshine. Organizers this year designed the course to appeal to drivers of differing skill sets.
Track 8, in the expanded category, required teams to navigate slopes, cross logs, and circle a tree atop a hill.
Team 414 scales an incline on track 8. The expanded category drew vehicles featuring broad tires, a compact design, and off-road accessories.
Team 302 failed to conquer track 4 in the advanced category. The ‘jungle-crossing’ challenge featured deep ditches that required a strong winch, among others.