a1-team-malaysia-prepares-a1-gp-season-5  20 July 2009 – 

The 100 days countdown to the start of Season Five of A1GP World Cup of Motorsport started last week with A1 Grand Prix chairman, Tony Teixeira, and the management of the A1 GP organization announcing another exciting rendition of the World Cup of Motorsport into its fifth year of racing.  

If there was a prize for the busiest team off season, it would certainly go to A1 Team Malaysia. The team’s third annual karting event was held on Sunday (12 July) at the Elite Speedway PLUS karting circuit, which is owned by the team’s commercial partner, PLUS Expressways.

It was a real family affair as the karts were supplied by Aaron Lim’s family business, RL Karting, while catering for lunch and breakfast was provided by the restaurant of team mechanic, Tomy Mathen George, and Spritzer mineral water provided the drinks.

The highly successful event that attracted over 30 entries was jointly organized and promoted with www.my-kart.org and an online media partner. Flying the flag for A1 Team Malaysia alongside Lim were Azrai Razuan and Hairul Ezwan. Invited drivers included the current leader of the Malaysian and Asian Rotax Max Junior Championship, Nabil Jeffri, Nik Iruwan, two PLUS-supported foreign exchange students from Germany and Tasmania and members of the media.
The team’s honor was upheld by Lim emerging as Champion, Iruwan took the runner-up slot, but the surprise of the event was the speed of Nazrul Izham from the Malay Mail who took third place.
Meanwhile A1 Team Monaco seat holder, Clivio Piccione, is obviously limbering up for the new season as he has attended a martial arts training camp in France, and A1 Team Ireland’s drivers have been having fun at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Adam Carroll blasted up the famous hill in the World First Lola F3 car made from sustainable and renewable materials and Niall Quinn was behind the wheel of a Lamborghini.