FPAUDI: Nik Iruwan tests at Bedford Autodrome

MALAYSIAN STAR IRUWAN TESTS FORMULA PALMER AUDI A1GP tester impresses at Bedford Autodrome Malaysian racing driver Nik Iruwan put in a great performance at Bedford Autodrome today as he tested a Formula Palmer Audi car for the first time. A1...

MALAYSIAN STAR IRUWAN TESTS FORMULA PALMER AUDI
A1GP tester impresses at Bedford Autodrome

Malaysian racing driver Nik Iruwan put in a great performance at Bedford Autodrome today as he tested a Formula Palmer Audi car for the first time.

A1 Team Malaysia test driver Iruwan, 21, has experience of single-seaters from the Formula BMW Asia series, where in 2004 he finished on the podium in the support race to the inaugural Chinese F1 Grand Prix. In the 300bhp turbocharged FPA car, Nik set a best lap of 1m06.1s around the 1.8-mile Bedford test circuit.

"The test went really well," said Iruwan. "It's a very physical car to driver, but with the wide tyres and downforce, it has plenty of grip. It's quite similar to the A1GP car in many ways, and I think it's a good opportunity to progress my career."

Iruwan is hoping to contest the forthcoming FPA championship, which kicks off at Silverstone in April: "FPA is definitely my first choice for 2007, and I'm looking forward to competing and hopefully winning!"

FPA series boss and former Formula 1 driver Jonathan Palmer was impressed by Nik's efforts: "Nik's performance was thoroughly impressive for a debut test."

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