Sepang: Team Malaysia Saturday report

A1 TEAM MALAYSIA QUALIFIES SEVENTH FOR A1GP HOME RACES TOMORROW A1 Team Malaysia completed their final preparations for the home round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport with a morning practice session in which Alex Yoong finished seventh ...

A1 TEAM MALAYSIA QUALIFIES SEVENTH FOR A1GP HOME RACES TOMORROW

A1 Team Malaysia completed their final preparations for the home round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport with a morning practice session in which Alex Yoong finished seventh quickest and afternoon qualifying with the popular Malaysian driving to seventh place on the grid.

Fairuz Fauzy drove for A1 Team Malaysia in the first practice session yesterday, providing useful input for the team and handed the car over to his team mate Alex Yoong for the remainder of the weekend.

Yoong was sixth fastest yesterday afternoon and continued with his strong form, finishing seventh fastest in final practice this morning.

In afternoon qualifying Yoong was a little uncomfortable with the car for his first run and the team identified a brake problem which they quickly resolved and made a number of setup changes in efforts to improve the performance of the A1 Team Malaysia car. After the four segments of qualifying Yoong's two fastest laps resulted in a seventh place start for the Sprint race.

He said after the session, "It was a very difficult session, with the conditions changing a lot and whilst there wasn't any rain, the sun came out and made it very hot for the last two sessions. We saved our new tyres for those last two sessions. Seventh on the grid is still up there and we can still have a very good result. We'll work on a race set up for tomorrow and we will aim for a good result for our home fans."

Jack Cunningham, Chief Executive, A1 Team Malaysia, added "We're comfortably within the top ten for race day. We would all like to have started further towards the front of the grid at our home event, but this is a highly competitive series, the field is full of very talented drivers, including Alex of course, and we know that the racing tomorrow will be fast and furious. Our strength is our teamwork and I know we'll all be on top form tomorrow and giving all the fans here an extremely exciting day."

The Malaysian round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport culminates tomorrow with two races, a 20 minutes Sprint race and a 70 minutes Feature race. Fans will also be entertained with a colourful pageant of the traditional A1GP drivers parade, the spectacle of the opening ceremony and a number of support races.

-credit: www.a1teammalaysia.com.my.

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Series A1GP
Drivers Alex Yoong , Fairuz Fauzy , Jack Cunningham