PAC: Driver interviews with Meritus Racing

Mohd Afiq Ikhwan Q: How did the contact with Meritus happen? MAI: My father wrote to Firhat Mokhzani and furnished him with my race results. I was then asked to attend some tests and managed to impress the team Q: What attracted you to ...

Mohd Afiq Ikhwan

Q: How did the contact with Meritus happen?

MAI: My father wrote to Firhat Mokhzani and furnished him with my race results. I was then asked to attend some tests and managed to impress the team

Q: What attracted you to Meritus?

MAI: I like red and the team's colour caught my eye but obviously, the team's winning record was the main reason

Q: How do you prepare for each race, mentally and physically?

MAI: I go to the gym everyday and my parents also give me advice on how to be successful in everything I do

Q: Do you have any superstitions before a race?

MAI: No

Q: Looking at the calendar and at the track maps, which Formula BMW Pacific circuits will you enjoy most?

MAI: Sepang, as it will be my first time racing on my home circuit.

Q: Do you have brothers and sisters?

MAI: Two elder sisters, 23, and 22 who are both studying.

Q: Do your parents support your racing career?

MAI: Yes

Q: What is your best racing quality?

MAI: My will to win no matter the circumstances

Q: What languages do you speak?

MAI: Bahasa Malaysia and English

Q: Which driver do you admire most?

MAI: The one and only Ayrton Senna

Dustin Sofyan

Q: How did the contact with Meritus happen?

DS: Last year when my dad approached Peter Thompson and Firhat Mokhzani

Q: What attracted you to Meritus?

DS: They have a winning tradition

Q: Do you have any superstitions before a race?

DS: No

Q:When looking at the calendar and at the track maps, which Formula BMW Pacific circuits will you enjoy most?

DS: Singapore as it is a street race and I want to make up for my crash there last year

Q: Do your parents support your racing career?

DS: Yes

Q: What is your best racing quality?

DS: My determination

Q: What languages do you speak?

DS: English and Bahasa Indonesia

Q: Which driver do you admire most?

DS: Michael Schumacher

Pasin Lathouras

Q: How did the contact with Meritus happened?

PL: Through another Meritus driver, James Grunwell.

Q: What attracted you to Meritus?

PL: The team's long history of dominating the race

Q: Where did you race before? What's your first race?

PL: Thailand and karting series around Asia. My first was a 6 hour race with 4 stroke kart.

Q: How do you prepare for each race, mentally and physically?

PL: I follow a training programme given by the team, and focus on my goals towards each race

Q: Do you have any superstitions before a race?

PL: No

Q: When looking at the calendar and at the track maps, which Formula BMW Pacific circuits will you enjoy most?

PL: Singapore and Macau as they are street circuits

Q: Do you have brothers and sisters?

PL: No, only child

Q: Do your parents support your racing career?

PL: Yes

Q: What is your best racing quality?

PL: I can adapt to situations quickly

Q: What languages do you speak?

PL: Thai and English

Q: Which driver do you admire most?

PL: Jack Lemvard and James Grunwell

Oscar Tunjo

Q: How did the contact with Meritus-GP happen?

OT: After meeting up with Peter Thompson. Meritus has a great reputation and working with him was easy.

Q: What attracted you Meritus-GP?

OT: Team work, professionalism, and a family feeling

Q: Where did you race before?

OT: In Colombia, Spain, United States

Q: What did you do the most recent weeks to stay in shape?

OT: I have a personal trainer at the gym. I go four hours a day, two hours in the morning and another two in the evening.

Q: How do you prepare for each race, mentally and physically?

OT: Mental trainer to stay focus and a personal trainer to keep fit.

Q: Do you have any superstitions before a race?

OT: No

Q: When looking at the calendar and at the track maps, which Formula BMW Pacific circuits will you enjoy most?

OT: Sepang and Singapore

Q: What is your favorite circuit in the world?

OT: Sepang

Q: Are you a good son?

OT: Of course!

Q: Do you have brothers and sisters?

OT: Yes, Goncclo Tunjo, who is also my manager and Valentino Tunjo, who is a singer

Q: Do your parents support your racing career?

OT: All the time

Q:: What is your best quality at home?

OT: Discipline

Q: What is your best racing quality?

OT: Always giving my best

Q: What languages do you speak?

OT: English, Spanish and Italian

Q: Which driver do you admire most?

OT: Michael Schumacher

-source: meritus

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Ayrton Senna , James Grunwell , Jack Lemvard , Dustin Sofyan , Pasin Lathouras , Oscar Tunjo , Afiq Ikhwan