Strategic partnership between NAZA Italia & Nexus Racing In Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race (MMER)

Published on August 31st, 2013

Seeking to further expand their efforts back into the foray of motorsports, NAZA Italia – the sole distributor of Ferrari in Malaysia will be present in the 13th edition of the Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race (MMER) through the strategic partnership with Nexus Racing, a multiple champion of MMER.

The very name Ferrari is synonymous with racing, as history with the Scuderia team proudly suggests. This is why NAZA Italia offers tailor fit racing programs for customers with the passion to don the Scuderia colours in the motorsports arena at different levels.

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From the first Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific held two years ago, the level is raised this year, where NAZA Italia will tackle the toughest race this side of Asia, the MMER. A gruelling 12-hour long endurance race on the 5.543km long Sepang International Circuit which challenges both drivers and machines that will be held at the strike of midnight on the 1st of September, 2013.

A collaboration made possible under the stewardship of Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, the Joint Executive Chairman for NAZA Group of Companies between NAZA Italia and Nexus Racing Team Principal Datuk Adrian D’Silva – the result, the NAZA Nexus Racing Team.

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The challenge is simple yet tough. To provide the best car possible – the Ferrari 458 GT3, a process which requires logistic planning months prior. From the stringent collection process at Fiorano that puts the machine to the test, to the final delivery in Malaysia where it will race to win, NAZA Italia oversees it all.

Datuk Wira SM Faisal said, “At NAZA Italia, we aim to only provide the very best to our customers, even on-track. The Naza Nexus Racing Team is collaboration between Naza Italia and Nexus Racing. It is a part of the customer racing program of Naza Italia that is being introduced to encourage the participation of customers who share the passion of motorsports.”

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“Racing is a significant part of Ferrari and goes a long way back with the Scuderia Team. Ferrari has delivered to us one of the very best to leave Maranello, and with a shakedown time of 1:15.7 on the Fiorano race track, the car has what it takes to challenge for the crown,” he further added.

The Ferrari 458 GT3 will be driven with the support of NAZA Italia by Nexus Racing, a professional racing outfit that has been attaining consistent results in the form of successive wins in the MMER. A result that the NAZA Nexus Racing Team hopes to bring in the upcoming Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race this Merdeka weekend.

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The Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific – a Ferrari Corse Clienti program, will also be running alongside the MMER as a support race on the 31st of August, for Round 5 of the series. The series will stay on in Sepang International Circuit for Round 6 on 13-15 September.

NAZA Nexus Racing Team is supported by main sponsors, NAZA World, MYEG, PRIVASIA and Nexus Mega Carrier and official partners, Exeno, Maritime Pte Ltd, Eftra, Giga Shipping and Bowers & Wilkins.

words & pix: Naza Italia


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