Brands Hatch: Team Malaysia pre-race news

LIM ENJOYS CHANCE TO HOLD BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY Aaron Lim has enjoyed many privileges as a member of A1 Team Malaysia and the most recent request was an opportunity he could not refuse. With A1GP racing in Great Britain this weekend the...

LIM ENJOYS CHANCE TO HOLD BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY

Aaron Lim has enjoyed many privileges as a member of A1 Team Malaysia and the most recent request was an opportunity he could not refuse. With A1GP racing in Great Britain this weekend the series linked with the Barclays Premier League to offer a few lucky drivers the chance to hold football's most prestigious trophy when it visited Daytona Karting in Surrey, England.

As an avid Manchester United fan this was one event that Lim could not miss. He took time out from his preparations for the A1GP event at Brands Hatch circuit to see the stunning Barclays Premier League trophy and was delighted to be able to hold this iconic sporting prize.

The current Barclays Premier League trophy was created by Royal Jewellers Asprey of London. Its main body is solid sterling silver and silver gilt, while its plinth is made of malachite, a semi-precious stone. The plinth has a silver band around its circumference, upon which the names of the title-winning clubs are listed. The Barclays Premier League trophy is officially classed as 'priceless' and as such is always flanked by two security officers when on display.

Lim said of holding the trophy, "It was awesome. I will be the envy of my team, family and friends in Malaysia. I'm a huge Manchester United fan and they are one of only four teams to have won this trophy. They are also on course to win it for the third time in a row which means they then get to keep the trophy, so I reckon I was one of the few people to hold it before it goes to the Club's trophy cabinet at Old Trafford permanently. The trophy is much heavier than it looks and it's absolutely beautiful. There are some great perks to being an A1 Team Malaysia driver!"

Lim now turns his attention to the upcoming Brands Hatch round of the A1GP series. Recently confirmed as the main driver for this event, Lim has a very special weekend ahead. The series announced yesterday that the planned season finale was cancelled due to the current swine flu outbreak in the host nation, Mexico. Lim will now be racing at the final event of the season.

The Brands Hatch A1GP event starts on Friday with two practice sessions for Lim. A final practice and qualifying session on Saturday will precede the two races on Sunday.

-credit: malaysia

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Series A1GP
Drivers Aaron Lim