Sepang 1KM Endurance race 2011 kicked start at 1pm (Malaysian local time)
The race which was flagged off by SIC’s Board of Director, Datuk Muhammad Aini Taib at 1 pm featured 28 cars on the grid and scheduled to finish at 10 pm on the same day.
Heading the front row are, Proton R3 Racing Team in pole position alongside Kegani Racing, one of 3 cars pencilled in for the premier Class 1 (cars from 1600 to 1800 cc).
Proton R3, competing in the Class 2 (cars up to 1600 cc) will be hoping to add to Proton Motorsports burgeoning trophy cabinet following the domination of the Asia Pacific Rally Championships and the recently concluded Malaysian Touring Car Championships.
Led by seasoned driver, Faidzil Alang and James Veerapen in a Satria, Proton R3 look strong favourites to make it a 1-2 this time around as team mates, Syafiq Ali and Syahrizal Jamaludin sit behind them in second row.
Privateers, Lai Wee Sing, KK Soon and Wong Yew Choong aim to gate crash Proton Motorsports party as they set their sights on the title which has eluded them since the inaugural edition in 2009.