2011 MMER: ICONIC Mercedes set to make debut for Petronas Syntium Team in the MMER

Published on September 15th, 2011

ALTHOUGH the opportunity to try out the Mercedes SLS came only 2 days before the start of the Malaysia Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race (MMER), local ace, Fariqe Hairuman is confident of the car’s ability to withstand the rigours of the 12 hour non-stop race this weekend.

“As an extension of PETRONAS’ partnership with Daimler Mercedes, we will be racing with our new car – the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. I’m confident of the car’s ability to withstand the rigours of the 12 hour non-stoprace. Even though I only tried it out yesterday (Tuesday), I’m really impressed with the engine’s capability; and the performance of the PETRONAS Syntium.

“We already did our testing at Fuji (Japan) during the fasting month. So far they have been no issues with the setup of the car.”

“We also did the tyre testing with Yokohama. I can’t wait to bring this car out for a spin during MMER,” added Fariqe.

For Fariqe, the MMER is a very special race for him as it is the only race for him locally as he is often away racing overseas.

“I always looking forward for every year MMER, as this is the only local race for me. Most of the time I’m racing overseas and I’m always excited to be back.”

“As this year is my 10th year in MMER I’m hoping for the best. it was really an exciting home race for me here. I really can’t wait for this upcoming MMER.”

“The only time that I failed to compete is in 2001 because of prior commitments. My best achievement so far is second place overall in 2009, so this time I’m really hoping to break the duck.”

This year’s MMER is one of the toughest so far with the participation of 2 Belgian Audi teams led by Le Mans champion, Marcel Fassler.

But Fariqe is unperturbed by the competition and is confident of pulling the rug from his illustrious rivals.

“For me, I’m not really worried about the competition, what is more important is that we as a team drive according to our maximum capabilities.

Besides the race, there will be many exciting events held around the circuit, with the main attraction being the 12 Hours 12 DJ 1 Race 1 Party featuring hot international DJ’s rocking the circuit on the 17th September.

Keeping the crowd awake all night long during the 12 hour endurance race are Cassie D, Aurology, Zass Zuss, RAsz Tooten, Shane,  Adham Nasri, Popcorn Perky, DJK, Ramsey and Nicky C.

Headlining this musical revolution are Shogun, Aaron Camz who promise to bring the house down with their brand of music from at the North Paddock from 2 pm to 2 am.

Pre-sale tickets are going for RM45 while door sales on event day are RM60 so concertgoers are advised to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Besides the12 hour concert, race goers will be entertained with the many side events in store including drift, air brush demo show, sticker demo show, car club gathering, Rc drift preview, audio ice competition, spit fire show and pocket bike rides at the Mall area.

So what are you waiting for? Head down to SIC, the place to be for all night racing and entertainment. This is one event that’s worth staying up for.

For more information about the concert, please contact 03-7805 2900 .For more information about other side events please call SIC hotline at 03-8778 2222.

words: SIC, pix: Damion Chee


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