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Team Korenet Tech has won the third edition of the Motor Treasure Hunt, beating Team Tetrace and Team ARI to the second and third positions respectively in a tight contest.
Korenet Tech gathered 70 points to clinch the top spot, while Tetrace had 69.5 points and ARI had 69 points in the race which took off at the City Park.
Speaking on his team’s victory, Jethro Ogunmola said Team Korenet Tech’s victory was savouring in view of past events in the competition.
“We have participated in the competition before, with me and a friend in our team and placing 11th.
“But this time around, our team was made up of me, my wife Olabisi and my sister Charity, and luck was on our side.
“It was exciting and I want to recommend this competition to many other residents of Abuja. It is for the family and it helps in terms of road safety education,” he said.
In other results in the competition, Team Alfa was fourth with 67.5 points, Team Asokoro fifth with 67 points and Team Teasy 1 sixth with 66 points.
Team Abdul were placed seventh with 55 points, while Team Teasy 2 finished eighth with 47.5 points.
The Motor Treasure Hunt which was flagged off by a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Suleiman Kwande, was organised by the Automobile and Touring Club of Nigeria.
The contest involved teams of not less than two and not more than four driving over a road stretch of 18.6 kilometres over a period of one hour.
The contestants were made to answer 29 questions relating to places and events along the road stretch.
Before the race commenced, the contestants received driving and safety tips from officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) who were on hand to help in the smooth organization of the event.
Assistant Corps Commander Obed Shekarau of the Training Standard and Certification Unit, FRSC’s Manpower Development Section, lectured the contestants on how to drive safely.
Speaking later, the competition’s Chief Organiser, Ishaku Bamaiyi, said the organizers had learnt a lot from the experience of putting together the third edition.
“We learnt from this, and the lesson was enriching. We will put it into use for the future to make the competition larger and better,” he said. (NAN)