MERITUS-GP PRESENTS GP2 ASIA WINNING TROPHY TO MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER YAB DATO' SERI MOHD NAJIB SEPANG (APRIL 4, 2010): Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Dato Seri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, who this week celebrated his first year ...
MERITUS-GP PRESENTS GP2 ASIA WINNING TROPHY TO MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER YAB DATO' SERI MOHD NAJIB
SEPANG (APRIL 4, 2010): Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Dato Seri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, who this week celebrated his first year in office, took time off his busy schedule to visit Asia's most successful motorsports team, MERITUS-GP, at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) today.
YAB Dato Seri Mohd Najib, who had congratulated the Malaysian team for its historic achievement of becoming the first Asian team to win a GP2 race last month, stopped by the MERITUS-GP pit before the start of the 12th Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
MERITUS-GP owner and head of driver development, Firhat Mokhzani, greeted the Premier, who was accompanied by FOM president, Bernie Ecclestone, Youth and Sports Minister YB Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek, SIC chairman Datuk Mokhzani Tun Mahathir and SIC CEO Razlan Razali.
Eccclestone later presented YAB Dato Seri Mohd Najib with the trophy MERITUS-GP driver Luca Bahrain won for winning the Bahrain GP last month while Firhat and MERITUS-GP president Peter Thompson gave YAB Dato Seri Mohd Najib a replica of the GP2 Car.
YAB Dato Seri Mohd Najib, who also toured the MERITUS-GP pit said: "I congratulate the team for all its successes and I will make sure this GP2 Asia trophy will be displayed in my office.
Firhat said: "I'm indeed honoured that the Malaysian Prime Minister has taken an interest in the team. He has been very supportive of our efforts in promoting Malaysia throught motorsports to the world.
"His presence here, where he met our drivers including our Malaysian talent Mohd Afiq Ikhwan and our wholly Malaysian crew, will inspire us to strive for more success in the future."
Also present at the event was Qi Chairman Datuk Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman Qi Group of Companies.