Mofaz and Petronas join forces to conquer region

Published on December 11th, 2009

Building on over 20 years of experience gathered from the international motor sports arena will surely prove to be a good head start in the Mofaz Racing and Petronas collaboration to form the Peronas Mofaz Racing team that will scorch the tracks in the regional Formula BMW Pacific series from 2010.


The team has been formed with the intention of creating a platform to nurture, develop and fine tune young Malaysian drivers through proper racing exposure of the highest levels of professionalism in the region’s most competitive single-seater racing series.


“We are truly blessed to be given this opportunity to fortify our relationship and association with Petronas in global motorsports, which has stood through the test of time. Through perseverance and diligence, we know that with Petronas’ strong support and experience, the Petronas Mofaz Racing team will indeed be a strong and driven alliance that will contribute towards nurturing the development of Malaysian motor sports, as well as position and build the country’s reputation in motor sports at the international stage, and also provide the opportunities for our fans throughout the world to know how united we are under the banner of One World, We Care, We Share,” said Team Principal Haji Mohamed Fauzy Abdul Hamid.


The four drivers contesting under the Petronas Mofaz Racing banner will be the who’s who of the country’s most promising motorsports talents that have aced the Petronas Formula Xperience (PFX) racing school. Leading the team’s challenge for honours will be the quartet of Calvin Wong Weng Man (17), Ryan Ritchie (16), Natasha Nur Ida Adam Seatter (16) and Abang Amirrul Hadi Abang Khirudin (17).


Each of the drivers have vast experience over the years in the karting discipline and a move into the PFX was a logical move before stepping into the Formula BMW Pacific series and hopefully onto better things whilst lifting the countries name to greater heights.


Calvin Wong has spent a good number of years in the Asian Karting Open Championship as well as the Asia Max Challenge and the Rotax Max Challenge in which he was the junior champion on a number of occasions.


Ryan Ritchie has also has a number of years in karting and was the overall champion in the Malaysian Rotax Max Junior Challenge in 2008.


The rose among the thorns, Natasha Nur has silenced the critiques with her promising performances on the track and has racked up a number of impressive finishes in the Asian Karting Open Championship and the Yamaha SL Cup Malaysia.


Abang Amirrul has also taken a similar route to the others with some impressive finishes in the Malaysian Rotax Max Junior Championship and Asian Karting Open Championship.


As the drivers embark on the journey to stake their claim in the Formula BMW Pacific series in 2010, they can be rest assured that strong performances will hopefully be aptly rewarded by climbing up the Mofaz Racing Steps that already sees Mofaz’s presence in the Formula Renault 1.6 series as well as the Formula 3.5 World Series by Renault which are stepping stones to the holy land of Formula 1.

text & pix: Dinesh Appavu



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