The 2020 season of the Urban Astro Buggy Champs kicked off this past weekend at the rooftop track of Urban RC in downtown Singapore. A scorching day greeted the drivers for round 1, with 18 racers eager to start their 2020 offroad racing season. A new flowing layout welcomed the racers, this time featuring a challenging front double-double, and a cross-over section. In qualifying, it was 2019 2WD champion, Esmail Apandi, dominiating proceedings as he claimed TQ in all four qualifying rounds. Julien Foo was a strong 2nd, with TS Bay just a point behind in 3rd. In the finals, Esmail carried his dominance with commanding wins in both legs 1 and 2 to secure an early overall win. Julien had to be content with 2nd in A1 and A2, before securing the win in A3. Yong Youyi, who qualified 6th, managed to make his way through the field to secure a great P3 finish. The next round of the Astro Buggy Champs will be held on April 5th.