Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Motorsport: Team PROTON R3 Wins Overall Champion Title At The Sepang 1000km Endurance Race

A Proton Suprima S run by Team PROTON R3 took the overall win at the recent Sepang 1000km (S1k) Endurance Race 2017. The car, driven by Admi Shahrul and James Veerapen came ahead of a lot of strong challengers and demonstrated that a well set up Malaysian car can come up triumphant against other well known sporting brands.

The Team PROTON R3 team also celebrated another achievement when their race prepared Proton Iriz R3 driven by Syafiq Ali and Farique Hairuman also finished the grueling endurance race in 5th place. 

Endurance racing tests the skills and the stamina of the driver, the mechanics and also the reliability of the cars prepared. To compete and come up top in such an event is always a feat. It isn't just about raw power but reliability (as mentioned), managing tyres, brakes and the engine and also a large dose of luck thrown into it.

This time around, PROTON has come up with the winning package. Kudos to PROTON and it does show that the turbocharged Suprima S is reliable enough for long distance driving. As is the Proton Iriz. Of course, this is provided you keep maintaining the cars in good nick in the first place!



SEPANG, 11 November 2017 – Team PROTON R3 took the Overall Champion title at the Sepang 1000km (“S1k”) Endurance Race 2017 tonight, after a great start to beat strong contenders from Maxxoil Mayhem Team and Tedco Racing who were driving Honda and Suzuki cars. Admi Shahrul and James Veerapen in their No. 82 Proton Suprima S R3, finished way ahead of past year’s S1k Champions, Tengku Djan Ley and Keifli Othman for a superb victory. Car 81 Proton Iriz R3 driven by Syafiq Ali and Farique Hairuman finished in 5th place after the long and grueling continuous 171 laps in the race. 

“Team PROTON R3 demonstrated commendable teamwork after being absent from the S1k race last year. We have an excellent team of racers, engineers and technical staff who are totally dedicated to the development of Proton R3 cars and motorsports, and I am so proud of what they have achieved tonight. The preparation, planning and risk analysis plays an important role, apart from having good cars to start with and Petronas as our loyal supporter,” says Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer, PROTON. 

“Many of the motorsports fans are aware that Proton cars have superior ride and handling, and that our cars can withstand the grit and challenges of an endurance race. Proton cars are reliable and tough, and tonight our experienced drivers know how much they can push the cars to its best capability. The team displayed a good endurance race which resulted in a superb come-back to motorsports. This is certainly a good turning point for PROTON,” Dr Li added.

“We shall continue to put in place good strategy for our cars for better performance and durability, so that our customers receive the best ownership experience. With a good team, we strive to do better in the endurance race next year too,” Dr Li added further.

Customers can also enjoy superior ride and handling of Proton cars with the ongoing Amazing 5 Value promotion in November – with RM0 maintenance fee for up to 5 years* and savings of up to RM8,000* for a Proton car.

For more information, customers can contact PROTON Customer Care at 1800 888 398 or email to us at customercare@proton.com. Customers can also visit www.proton.com or our official Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/ProtonCarsOfficial. For added convenience, customers can download the official MyProton mobile app, available via Google Play and Apple App Store.
*RM0 maintenance fee expires after 5 years or 100,000km (whichever comes first), which is inclusive of parts, engine oil and labour charges. Warranty expires after 5 years or 150,000km, whichever comes first. Savings value depends on car model. Terms and conditions apply. Promotion from 1 Nov – 30 Nov 2017.


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