The Proton R3 drivers, Faidzil Alang and Syafiq Ali dominated Heat 1 and 2 to finish 1st and 2nd for Team Proton R3 in Round 2 of the Malaysian Super Series held at Sepang International Circuit over the weekend.
In Heat 2, Faidzil led from the start, only to lose speed after he had mechanical problems forcing him to relinquish the lead to Syafiq and fight to maintain 2nd in front of Siah W Pyng in 3rd.Read the full news by Chips Yap from Motortrader below.
PROTON R3 DOMINANT IN MSS RD 2
Team Proton R3 had a successful weekend with a dominating performance in the second round of the Malaysian Super Series (MSS), finishing 1st and 2nd in Race 1 and 2. Motorsports fans were treated to a 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 Gen2 cars developed and prepared by R3, Proton’s Motorsports Division.
As usual, weather conditions at the Sepang Circuit were hot and dry but rain came down in the later part of the afternoon. Though cabin temperatures were ‘cooking’ for Race 1, both drivers kept their cool after getting a good start in the first race and then maintaining their during the rain-soaked Race 2.
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 team-mate. Syafiq, who started from 4th place due to a problem during qualifying, made a fantastic start to overtake the second and third cars on the grid to slot behind Faidzil by Turn 1, and stayed there all the way to the chequered flag.
In Race 2, heavy rain delayed the start by almost an hour. It was the same story for the two Proton R3 driver as Faidzil led the wet race from the start, trailed by Syafiq Ali. Unfortunately for Faidzil, a mechanical problem on the third lap forced him to relinquish his lead but Syafiq quickly took over. Faidzil then put up a strong defence of his second place as Siah W Pyng tried to displace him.
“We are thrilled with the results this weekend,” said a delighted Datuk Abdul Razak Dawood, Head of the Proton Motorsports Division. “Despite the stiff competition and challenging weather conditions, our team were well prepared to face anything. This is a testimonial of all the development work and testing we’ve done in preparation for this season as well as our experiences from previous races. The lessons learnt on the track today will be utilized to help us build better Proton cars for tomorrow.”
The other rounds for Malaysian Super Series 2011
are on July 2/3, October 1/2 and November 26/27.