MOFAZ synonym to Malaysian Motorsports has once again put the country on the world map with its latest venture and one step closer to reach the pinnacle of racing, the Formula 1.

The Malaysian car company, also versatile in other businesses, is now the owner of British based World Series by Renault outfit, Fortec. The team now called, Mofaz Fortec, is truly the only fully owned Malaysian outfit in a world class single-seater series.

As the team’s main objectives remains to win races, it will also focus on other areas including producing more Malaysian world class drivers and help local made products penetrate into the international market.

The deal which the amount is undisclosed, was signed late last year between both parties in which sees Mofaz as the major stake holder and team owners. As for the race team, Mofaz president Hj Mohamad Fauzy Abdul Hamid will be team principal, with Fortec’s Richard Dutton being team boss while the other technical members will remain.

However, Mofaz will be an active partner as all planning, logistics, designing and other off track work are done from Kuala Lumpur at it’s headquarters.

Fortec is no stranger to world of single-seater having produce champions at all levels including Finnish sensation Heikki Kovalainen, partner to reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton at McLaren.Mofaz Fortec will have the same mentality with much more emphasis on pressing to win.

And as a win driven team, the team remains professional on many aspect especially on its drivers.

Although Fauzy’s son Fairuz, is currently the obvious choice to race for the team, Mofaz Fortec remains professional about its policy on choosing it’s pilots. Fairuz has yet to secure a sponsorship for his seat but the team however has signed Estonian racing prodigy Sten Pentus.

Backed by the Estonian government itself, Sten has somewhat an example of how the nation should be backing its drivers in hoping of bringing a nation racing glory.Besides achieving the sporting targets, Fauzy in particular believes Mofaz Fortec is an unconventional medium for Malaysian companies to showcase and breakthrough the international market.

The season will see nine stops in eight different European nations with a total of 17 races. And for the first time in the history of the sport, all races will be aired live on Eurosport (Channel 814 on Astro)

During each weekend, WSR practices Business-2-Business (B2B) markets in which there would be opportunities to promote Malaysian products to the world.


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