Fairuz aims to celebrate birthday on podium

Published on October 25th, 2009

The drivers of World Series by Renault graced the brand new track of Motorland Aragon in Spain with screaming engines in a form of very demonic goats yesterday, while they were readying for the final battle this weekend.

Cloudy weather was given a shove by the early playful sun on Saturday morning, giving less headaches to the chief engineers to decide on what tyres to use.

Mofaz Racing’s own unyielding Fairuz Fauzy, who’s celebrating his birthday by claiming pole position on the last track session this season, which was is also a first for him.

Still firmly on course for second place in the championship, the Malaysian driver is showing his rear end to Epsilon Euskadi’s Chris Van der Drift and Comtec Racing’s Jon Lancaster. What a birthday celebration when he crossed the finish line first, aye?

fairuz-upbeat

“This is truly a blessed and joyous celebration. Gaining pole position is the best birthday present I could get for myself, but I couldn’t have done it without the support and great form that my whole team has displayed, not only since we got here, but throughout the whole season. We’re looking forward and striving diligently to finish second in the championship, and to do just that, we’re focusing on podium finishes throughout the weekend to make for a spectacular celebration on Sunday!,” Fairuz said after the Qualifying and SuperPole sessions.

From the start of the Group A Qualifying session in the morning, Bertrand Baguette took the first position and was leading the race, that was until James Walker managed to give him an overtaking lesson and took the lead. He was the fastest for the session. Fairuz kept a constant pace to preserve his tyres and recorded an overall commendable time at the end of the session, a fraction of a second behind Walker to qualify for the SuperPole.

During the SuperPole, twelve drivers scorched the tarmac for a good fifteen minutes to settle the score. Marcos Martinez set the first provisional pole before being sidestepped by Baguette. Jaime Alguersuari then took the lead with a lap time of 1’44”314 but his celebration was cut short by birthday boy Fairuz who recorded the circuit’s best lap time of 1’44”070.

We’ll be providing updates on the race ad Fairuz’s aim for glory at Motorland Aragon circuit. Watch the live telecast of Race 1 on EuroSport (Astro Channel 814) at 9.00pm Malaysian time and Race 2 on Monday (Oct 2009) at 10.30am.

Have fun burning rubbers Fairuz! Have a great weekend ya’ll!

text: Syawal Ahmad pix: Mofaz Racing

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