PROTON R3 Shines at Malaysian Super Series Round 2
Our team gave a dominating performance in the 2nd round of the Malaysian Super Series (MSS) with a 1st and 2nd finish in Race 1 and 2.
Held on 21st – 22nd May, fans were treated to a stunning display of speed and control by Faidzil Alang and team-mate Syafiq Ali as the pair dominated the field to win both Races in their Satria Neo and GEN.2 R3 race cars.
In Race 1, Faidzil Alang made the most of his pole position and led the race from start to finish with the only serious challenge coming from his own team-mate, Syafiq Ali. Syafiq, who qualified in 4th due to a problem during qualifying, made a fantastic start to overtake the 2nd and 3rd placed cars to slot into 2nd behind team-mate Faidzil by turn 1.
Both drivers maintained their 1st and 2nd position till the chequered flag.
In Race 2, heavy rain delayed the start by almost an hour and eventually started as a wet race. Faidzil led the race from the start, trailed by Syafiq Ali. Unfortunately for Faidzil, he had a mechanical problem on the 3rd lap which forced him to relinquish his lead to team-mate Syafiq and forcing him to defend 2nd place from 3rd placed Siah WPyng.
Despite the stiff competition and challenging weather conditions, the team were well prepared to face anything and winning the race was indeed a testimonial of all the development work and testing done in preparation for the season as well as their experiences from previous races.
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Remaining rounds for Malaysian Super Series 2011:
Round 3: 2nd-3rd July
Round 4: 1st – 2nd October
Round 5: 26th-27th November
More updates on MSS in Round 3, July!