Oct 24, 2011
MRC DEBUT FOR FIRST MALAYSIAN ‘GREEN’ MOTORSPORTS TEAM
21 October 2011, MELAKA - Historical Melaka, which has also declared itself to be an environmentally friendly or commonly known these days as a ‘Green’ state, will create more content for its history books when two bio-fuel rally cars are flagged off at this weekend’s Malaysian Rally Championship (MRC) series which moves into its third round for the 2011 season.
Recently formed 1 Malaysia Wheelspin Green Motorsports team has, via a joint venture with existing teams, two cars which will be run on Bio-Diesel and Bio-Ethanol respectively. The first is a specially modified Proton Satria Gtdi rally car driven by Malaysia’s rally queen Gina Finanza of Ultra Racing motorsports and the other; a Bio-Ethanol powered Perodua Kelisa RS prepared by the students of Institute Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) under the guidance of former Junior rally champion Mohd. Shazly Farith Ilias who manages the IKBN Motorsports Team.
1 Malaysia Wheelspin Green Motorsports team is the brainchild of former rally driver and current grassroots motorsports event organiser Jagjeet Singh and is fast gaining support from various parties who see a need for Bio-Fuel powered cars in the future of motorsports in Malaysia as it means emitting less harmful gasses into the environment. “Bio-Fuel powered motorsport cars have been a regular sight in events around Europe for many years now and its time we do the same in Malaysia. What started as an uphill task for me has now become a reality thanks to supportive drivers, teams and the Malaysian motorsport fraternity in general” Said Jagjeet, adding “I chose the MRC to debut our bio-fueled cars because it was the first championship to include an alternative fuel category five years ago but sadly nobody competed in such cars. Now that I’ve brought two cars and possibly more for the 2012 season, hopefully the organizers will reintroduce the category to motivate more such entries”.