August, Sepang – Defending
champion team Porsche Club Singapore is set to
start the tenth edition of the Merdeka
Millennium Endurance Race (MMER) tomorrow 8
August, on pole position, ahead of 43 cars.
“Good effort by the team, the car is fantastic,”
said Darryl O’Young. “I can see the Mosler is
going to be the biggest trouble for us this year
but it’s a 12 hour race and the key to the car
is its reliability.”
Second driver Craig George Baird says the team
has been making small changes on the car
throughout the three qualifying runs which last
30 minutes each.
“Tyre wear is the thing we are looking at right
now and I have to add that this is my first time
working with the team and I’m impressed with
them,” Craig said.
Fastest qualifier in class A1 is Team Fugazi
Racing in Radical driven by Alex Yoong, Faisal
Zelman and Wira Dani starting on grid 11 even
thought the car have been weighed down with
weights to qualify it into class A1.
“The car is definitely different from the MSS
Radical that I’m used to, the extra weight
changes how the car handles and brake,”
Alex Yoong says that they have to be flexible in
order to be able to get through the extreme
conditions they will have to face while racing
Third driver Faisal feels that he can adapt fast
to not let the fact that he is still getting
used to the open top race car.
“It’s so different from racing in the saloon
cars that I raced with.
Not far behind is class A2 car on grid 17, team
Honda Malaysia Racing Team piloted by Aaron Lim,
Eddie Lew and Rueben Wong in a Civic type R.
“The car performed consistently good throughout
practice and qualifying, last year was a bad
year for us and I hope things are different this
year,” said Aaron.
Rueben is enthuthiastic about the race and
really looking forward to the race tomorrow.
44 cars will be fighting to be the winner in the
tenth edition of the MMER tomorrow 15 cars in
class O, 10 in class A1 and 19 in class A2.
Apart from the main race, race fans can also
catch the Petronas Formula Experience, Classic
car race and the Aston Martin Cup. Off track
attractions includes programs for the kids such
as colouring contest ages 4 to 12, kids
traditional dance competition, showtime with
Fatin Nurafifah and quizzes with loads of prizes
to be won.
For the fruit fanatics don’t miss this chance to
sample some local fruits and there will also be
food tasting booths at the Mall Area. There will
also be special vehicles on display such as the
Petronas tanker, Fire Department and Police
vehicles from the fast Mitsubishi EVO “Helang”
To add more excitement 57 cars from four car
clubs such as Lotus Car Club Malaysia and Waja
Club will park their cars for display at the
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