Published on May 23rd, 2011

Hats off to the Pennzoil GSR Racing team for successfully retaining the A6 class win in Rally Queensland for cars participating below the 1.6 cc category which the team also won in Johor Malaysia during Round 1 of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) in April.

It was a tough race for the team with suspension and fuel pipe failure due to the rough and hard terrain in Australia, Gunaseelan Rajoo also nicknamed Mr. Consistency, the lead driver and team owner of Pennzoil GSR Racing Team managed to beat the odds to complete the race 13th overall out of 20 cars participating in Round 2 of the APRC race in Queensland.

“We didn’t push the car too hard but kept a steady pace and maintained competitive time to keep the lead in the class. It was a very tricky rally,the roads were very fast and loose surface unlike the ones in Malaysia, said Gunaseelan. The team also managed to finish 4th under the 2 Wheel Drive category.”

Gunaseelan said, “It was a good and challenging race and we are happy with the overall results to collect valuable points.”

Encik Shamsul Nahar, Marketing Manager of UMW Pennzoil Distributors Malaysia Sdn Bhd acknowledged that they are very happy with the A6 class victory and points collected in Queensland.

“With 4 more rounds to go in the APRC, we are pleased with the overall 1st runner up standing of the team under the 2 Wheel Driver Category currently,” he added.

Not to forget their supporters, the team took the opportunity in Queensland to host one lucky Air Asia contest winner and 1 resident from Caloundra Iluka Learning and Leisure Centre for a rally ride in the team car prior to the start of the race. Both ecstatic fans were delighted and thrilled with the experience of being in a rally car ride with Pennzoil GSR Racing team.

Currently the team is making arrangements for Round 3 of the APRC which shall commence on June 17th in New Caledonia.

words & pix: Pennzoil GSR Racing Team


  1. Posted by FP2011 on May 26th, 2011, 15:11



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