MOFAZ Racing fielding formidable trio of Fairuz, Farriz and Rizal for 11th MMER

Published on August 6th, 2010

MOFAZ Racing held a Press Launch this morning at the Sepang International Circuit, to introduce their line-up of drivers tasked to take on the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race 2010, as well as to provide members of the media with the opportunity to capture the first official images of their race contender machine, an Aston Martin GT4, which will be competing in the Sports Production Class of 2010’s MMER.

The formidable trio of Fairuz Fauzy, Farriz Fauzy and Rizal Ashram Ramli have taken up the challenge to race for MOFAZ Racing in what would actually be the first MME Race for the team in its present branding, as well as for SIC Ambassador, Fairuz Fauzy. More popularly known for his successful foray in Formula racing, especially in his current position as Lotus F1 Racing’s 3rd Driver and after emerging as Runner-Up for 2009’s World Series by Renault Formula 3.5 Championship, Fairuz was quoted as saying,

“Personally, I’ve always wanted to take part in the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race, but over the past 10 years, my racing schedule has always clashed with MME dates. This year, the time gap between Hungary GP and Belgian GP has allowed me to fulfill this desire!”

When asked about his personal strategy for this weekend’s 12‐hour endurance race, Fairuz went on to add, “The focus for our team is to gain crucial data from testing to ensure the reliability and consistency of our car throughout the race. Our key concern also lies in management of the tyres, as we need to make sure that the tyres last as long as possible to optimise the number of pit stops”.

Farriz Fauzy, who has had extensive experience in MME, clinching Overall Champion Title in 2004 and 2006, and Class A Champion in 2004 – 2006, echoed his brother’s sentiments.

“On top of gaining crucial data for our race management strategy, we also have to rely on solid teamwork. I’m grateful to be able to race with not only my brother, Fairuz, but our good friend, Rizal. The three of us have had racing experience together in a team before during our Formula 3 years, and we know that we can gel well as a team again. Solid teamwork is salient in us achieving reliability to endure the challenge ahead.”

Experienced GT and Formula 3 Driver, Rizal Ashram Ramli, is no stranger to the world of GT Racing. After carving a strong reputation compeling in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, Rizal is glad to be back in the driver seat for the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race, one of his favourite race events.

“To be racing again with my former Formula 3 team‐mates Fairuz and Farriz at Sepang in the MME is indeed great. This is the opportunity for us to blaze the circuit, whilst strategizing for steady driving to last the 12 hours. This year’s MME will begin at midnight, so we have roughly 8 hours of cool and temperate weather conditions before the morning sun brightens, which we intend to tap into to our advantage.”

MOFAZ Racing’s MME quest this year took off successfully via several strategic collaborations between MOFAZ Racing, Alla Fonte Mineral Water, MACHO Premium Coffee, AirAsia, RICOH, LR8 Energy Drink, more LED Lighting Solutions, Chronoforce Speed and Adventure Instruments, LINKS Racing and Zerotohundred.com.

The 2010 MMER will begin at midnight on 8 August 2010 (Saturday night/ Sunday morning), ending at 12 noon on Sunday. Grandstand tickets at RM5 and Paddock Passes at RM 100 is available from Sepang International Circuit.

words: Mofaz Racing pix: Syafril Ismail

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  1. Posted by Robert Wilson on October 18th, 2010, 17:04

    thanks for the post

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