VICTORY FOR A1 TEAM MALAYSIA A1 Team Malaysia raced to the first victory of the season for the team in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, Brno, Czech Republic today. Alex Yoong, driving for the team this weekend, gave a masterclass in racing, to...
VICTORY FOR A1 TEAM MALAYSIA
A1 Team Malaysia raced to the first victory of the season for the team in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, Brno, Czech Republic today. Alex Yoong, driving for the team this weekend, gave a masterclass in racing, to take the team's first points of the season.
In qualifying yesterday, Yoong, was up with the leaders with two fast laps which put him third on the grid for the Sprint race. The race began with its customary rolling start and the Malaysian driver was away quickly. He used his experience to avoid a start line clash between the pole sitter, New Zealand, and second placed team, Germany and raced into the lead.
With Yoong lying first, he took control of the race and was never in danger of any rival challenges. Over the course of the ten laps he pulled away and by the chequered flag was over one and a half seconds ahead of second placed Canada.
Yoong said after the Sprint race, "It was a slow start, and very busy. We just managed to stay clear of the trouble. It's a huge achievement for my team, who have done a remarkable job, to do this at the start of the season. I think my years of racing experience really showed through today.
Jack Cunningham, Chief Executive, A1 Team Malaysia, added, "Congratulations to Alex and everyone in our team. I'm delighted to have this success so early in the season; it's a great boost for us. We know that Alex is a highly talented driver and he's shown his class this morning. I'm sure that this will be the first of many wins. I look forward to seeing Alex start the Feature Race from pole and hope that we can have another strong race."
The Malaysian team successfully completed its first year of A1GP in April this year, finishing fifth in the World Cup of Motorsport standings. The results included 14 top ten finishes and three podium places with the first victory for the team being recorded at the final race of the season in Shanghai, China. A1 Team France won the inaugural season of the Series, and this year a strong lineup of 23 nations will compete for the title.