Team Malaysia newsletter 2009-03-10

A1 TEAM MALAYSIA SUPPORTS PLUS ROTAX MAX MALAYSIA CHALLENGE A1 Team Malaysia was delighted to support the launch of the PLUS Rotax Max Malaysia Karting Challenge at the PLUS Expressways HQ in Subang at the weekend. PLUS, a long term A1 Team ...

A1 TEAM MALAYSIA SUPPORTS PLUS ROTAX MAX MALAYSIA CHALLENGE

A1 Team Malaysia was delighted to support the launch of the PLUS Rotax Max Malaysia Karting Challenge at the PLUS Expressways HQ in Subang at the weekend. PLUS, a long term A1 Team Malaysia partner, is title sponsor of the karting championship which is recognised as an important foundation for Malaysia's young racing talent.

Aaron Lim, one of the A1 Team Malaysia drivers, is still very much involved in the karting industry, coaching a number of young karters. He said of the PLUS involvement in the Rotax Max Challenge, "It is great that PLUS is putting its support behind this championship, as karting plays such a key role in the development of young racing talent in Malaysia. Being involved with grassroots motorsport which is where the foundations for racing are laid, will help Malaysia to find and nurture young talent at an early age. We need to help these promising karters reach their potential and move on to single seater racing. They will then be in a position to start snapping at the heels of Fairuz and myself, which is important for the future success of both our team and Malaysian motorsport."

The involvement of PLUS in the motorsport industry is aimed at promoting karting to the public and making the sport accessible to the masses. It is also in answer to the Government's call for the private sector to provide youths with a healthier lifestyle, which motorsport provides in a controlled and safe environment. In addition, it fulfills the long-term goal of PLUS to produce future highway drivers who are more disciplined, skillful, responsible and well-versed in defensive driving.

Khalilah Talha, General Manager Corporate Communications of PLUS said, "Through go-karting, young drivers will be exposed to safe driving techniques, defensive driving skills and learn to respect their limits. This will in the long run increase safety and our roads and highways."

The opening round of the PLUS Rotax Max Malaysia Karting Challenge was held at the Plus Speedway in Subang Jaya, over the weekend. Through this championship, the best karters will compete to represent Malaysia in the Rotax Max Challenge World Finals 2009. Winners from the weekend's first event were Mohammad Afiq in the Senior category, Brendan Seibl in the MicroMax category, Nizam Roland in the Masters category, Fei Hoong (DD2), and Muhammad Nabil in the Junior category.

A1 Team Malaysia and the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport will visit the Algarve for the sixth round of racing in five weeks time, with the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve hosting the series for the first time.

-credit: malaysia

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