A1 TEAM MALAYSIA INVITES EVERYONE TO SEPANG THIS WEEKEND 16 November 2005, Kuala Lumpur -- A1 Team Malaysia is ready for the next challenge in the inaugural A1 Grand Prix series, with the fifth round taking place this weekend in its home...
A1 TEAM MALAYSIA INVITES EVERYONE TO SEPANG THIS WEEKEND
16 November 2005, Kuala Lumpur -- A1 Team Malaysia is ready for the next challenge in the inaugural A1 Grand Prix series, with the fifth round taking place this weekend in its home country, at Sepang circuit, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Excitement has been building in Malaysia for the first ever event and the team has been kept busy with a PR and promotional schedule that has introduced the team to thousands of fans.
A1 Team Malaysia has been producing good results and the team's two drivers are eager to put on a strong showing for the home crowd. It is planned for both drivers to share driving duties with Fairuz Fauzy, who missed the Sydney race weekend, eager to return to the car, saying, "There is definitely something special about driving in your home country, particularly in this Series which is based on nations competing against each other. I hope that my knowledge of the Sepang circuit will prove to be valuable."
Alex Yoong will be joining Fairuz in the A1 Team Malaysia car and adds, "It's been a hectic build-up to this race weekend, with a non-stop programme of media activities and fan promotions. I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel in front of all our supporters and showcasing the A1 Grand Prix series. I hope we're going to see plenty of Malaysian flags flying at the circuit and that all support we get can will help us to bring home the A1 Team Malaysia car with good results."
Jack Cunningham, Team Principal, A1 Team Malaysia says of Sepang, "This is an fabulous venue for A1 Grand Prix. It's a wonderful track and facility and also our home race, so it is quite special for us. We've been working hard to promote the event throughout KL and Malaysia, so I hope we'll have a strong crowd to cheer on the team this weekend. The organisers have provided for free admission to watch the practice sessions on Friday so I hope a lot of people new to A1 and Motorsport in general will take the opportunity to come to Sepang then, to see us and to learn more about racing. The qualifying sessions on Saturday, with their interesting format, will be of interest to racing enthusiasts and the race day itself will be the culmination of three great sporting days. We promise everyone a warm welcome."
The Sepang circuit, completed in 1998, is 5.54 km long and one of the most technical circuits on the A1 Grand Prix calendar with a series of challenging sweeping corners together with a long, high-speed straight and a tight, twisting complex. The wide track allows plenty of overtaking.
A1 Team Malaysia is one of 25 national teams represented on the A1 Grand Prix grid - the team lies equal 9th in the Championship. The A1 racing cars for each team are identical, presenting a level playing field, and bringing the focus to the expertise, skill and bravery of the drivers. The Series visits 12 venues through the winter months. With UK, Germany, Portugal and Australia completed, the Series is now in Malaysia and travels on to Dubai for the last race of 2005. The schedule resumes in early January with races in Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, USA and China.
8TV will provide live coverage of the weekend's activities.