Fairuz Fauzy Challenged At Le Mans Circuit

lr_03109805_095_FAUZYAfter securing podium finishes at Hungaroring and Silverstone over the past month, Fairuz Fauzy gave an all-out performance at Le Mans during the practice sessions of the World Series by Renault Formula 3.5 on Friday, as well as, acclimatizing himself to track and weather conditions. Currently in 6th position overall within the drivers’ standings, the Malaysian driver for Team MOFAZFortec Motorsport posted the 3rd fastest time for the morning practice session in dry conditions with a time of 1 minute 27.808 seconds, merely 0.188 seconds behind the session leader from Comtec Racing, Jon Lancaster.

Following heavy rain which disrupted the afternoon session and leaving many drivers not posting good race times, Fairuz posted the 2nd fastest lap a fraction behind Oliver Turvey. Though hampered by wet track conditions, Fairuz was able to gain some useful race distance data, as well as, ascertain challenges posed by conditions of the track.

On Saturday morning, during Qualifying Session 1 and SuperPole, Fairuz Fauzy started very strong to register pole for almost throughout the Q1 session. However, due to misjudgement on the team’s strategy, Fairuz dropped seven positions down in the last lap of Q1. As a result of the disastrous morning, Fairuz was out of the first 6 position to qualify to be in SuperPole, which led him to start 15th on the grid for Race 1. Sten Pentus achieved a remarkable result to finish second in Q1 to make it through to SuperPole, which consisted of only the top 12 drivers, eventually registering 9th on the grid for Race 1.

For the record, all teams must conform to the same technical and performance specifications for their cars, to allow for a level and fair playing field for all drivers. Thus, the drivers are pitted against each other based on their skills, which drives and motivates them to put their skills to the test on the track.

After experiencing unforgiving track and weather conditions for 30 laps, Fairuz clawed and outwitted other opponents with a best lap time of 1 min 28.008, at 171 km/h. After 2 laps, he was pushed down to position 17, and extraordinarily made his way up to beat 10 other drivers to finish at 7th position overall. It is indeed no mean feat, in a race that saw Fairuz beating James Walker, currently 2nd in drivers’ standings.

The race officials also decided to award Fairuz with 1 bonus point for being the most outstanding driver for the race, as well as, greatest number of overtaking in a race, after several drivers ahead of Fairuz succumbed to his determination, focus and psychological advantage. Fairuz would have fared better if he had not had to contend with the three-man dogfight in front of him that involved Charles Pic, Jon Lancaster and Edoardo Mortara. In the end, Fairuz proved to be too tough for Lancaster and Mortara, who both had to concede to him, with Mortara eventually unable to complete the race. At this point, Fairuz further secures 6th position in the drivers’ standings, with a total of 5 points acquired during Race 1.

Sten Pentus on the other hand was dealt a severe blow, after relentlessly being blocked by drivers ahead of him throughout the whole race. Though he gave his best on the track, luck was not on his side, only managing to secure 14th position overall after Race 1.

Sunday afternoon saw Fairuz starting at position 9 on the grid for Race 2 at the renowned Bugatti circuit at Le Mans, while Sten begun the race from 15th position. The harrowing 31 laps saw Fairuz having to concede to position 14 after lap 7, but strongly soldiered forward to 6th position by lap 18. The mandatory pitstop enforced on all teams did not hamper Fairuz’s spirits, and he managed to maintain this position for the next 10 laps. Fairuz overtook James Walker at lap 28, before finding himself in fierce competition with Jon Lancaster, who started at pole position for Race 2. Fairuz took the British driver by surprise by powering his car to overtake Lancaster at lap 30, triumphantly emerging 4th overall, narrowly missing a podium finish by a couple of seconds.

Sten Pentus on the other hand had to concur with the intense competition surrounding him throughout the race, and emerged 2 notches further during Race 2 to finish at 13th position overall as a result. Team MOFAZFortec Motorsport also managed to close the gap between itself and Pons Racing in the team standings by gaining 12 race points throughout the weekend, which secures the young team at 5th position overall in the team championship and only 1 point apart from its nearest competitor. On top of that, Fairuz has moved up a notch on the drivers’ standings as a result of his determination, to secure 5th position overall within the championship to date. With three more major races left in the championship, Fairuz and Sten are looking forward to take more opportunities to better their times and performance in their quest to triumph in World Series by Renault Formula 3.5.

Eurosport aired recorded sessions of the Le Mans race over the weekend on Astro Channel 814, with race 1 being aired on Saturday evening at 11.30 pm, with a repeat on Sunday at 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Race 2 was aired on Sunday at 11.45 pm. Team MOFAZFortec Motorsport is now more than determined to close the gap in team standings, and looking forward to the next leg of the World Series by Renault Formula 3.5, which would take place at Portimao, on the southern coast of Portugal on 1st – 2nd of August 2009.

Visit http://www.fairuzfauzy.com and http://www.mofazfortec.com to get more details of our racing calendar, as well as, Eurosport’s World Series by Renault airing times for the coming races.

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WSR 2009, LE MANS, RACE 2 RESULTS, 19 JULY 2009:

1. Bertrand Baguette Draco 46mins 08.636secs 31 laps
2. Miguel Molina USR +1.148secs
3. Jaime Alguersuari Carlin +3.758secs
4. Fairuz Fauzy Mofaz Fortec +14.919secs
5. Jon Lancaster Comtec +16.286secs
6. Edoardo Mortara Tech 1 +16.535secs
7. Marco Barba Draco +16.799secs
8. Pasquale di Sabatino RC +17.165secs
9. James Walker P1 +20.419secs
10. Oliver Turvey Carlin +22.261secs

11. Chris Van der Drift Epsilon Euskadi +27.473secs
12. Guillaume Moreau KMP/SG Formula +32.130secs
13. Sten Pentus Mofaz Fortec +32.432secs
14. Mihai Marinescu Interwetten +50.029secs
15. Adrian Zaugg Interwetten +51.847secs
16. Filip Salaquarda Prema +52.825secs
17. Dani Clos Epsilon Euskadi +1min 04.426secs
18. Cristiano Morgado Comtec +1 lap

Not classified:

19. Daniil Move P1 28 laps completed
20. Omar Julian Leal Prema 28 laps completed
21. Anton Nebylitskiy KMP/SG Formula 19 laps completed
22. Federico Leo Pons 19 laps completed
23. Charles Pic Tech 1 16 laps completed
24. Greg Mansell USR 1 lap completed
25. Marcos Martinez Pons 1 lap completed

Fastest lap:

Oliver Turvey Carlin 1min 27.754secs

WSR 2009, LE MANS, RACE 1 RESULTS, 18 JULY 2009:

1. Bertrand Baguette Draco 46mins 14.448secs 30 laps
2. Pasquale di Sabatino RC +4.870secs
3. Oliver Turvey Carlin +6.811secs
4. Jaime Alguersuari Carlin +7.378secs
5. Marco Barba Draco +10.675secs
6. Charles Pic Tech 1 +10.820secs
7. Fairuz Fauzy Mofaz Fortec +18.039secs
8. Jon Lancaster Comtec +18.769secs
9. Miguel Molina USR +21.924secs
10. Dani Clos Epsilon Euskadi +24.392secs

11. Daniil Move P1 +26.178secs
12. Greg Mansell USR +26.321secs
13. Guillaume Moreau KMP/SG Formula +29.062secs
14. Sten Pentus Mofaz Fortec +33.143secs
15. Chris Van der Drift Epsilon Euskadi +33.454secs
16. Mihai Marinescu Interwetten +51.390secs
17. Marcos Martinez Pons +1min 08.277secs
18. Federico Leo Pons +1min 09.062secs
19. Cristiano Morgado Comtec +2 laps

Not classified:

20. Edoardo Mortara Tech 1 24 laps completed
21. James Walker P1 24 laps completed
22. Omar Julian Leal Prema 23 laps completed
23. Filip Salaquarda Prema 16 laps completed
24. Adrian Zaugg Interwetten 0 laps completed
25. Anton Nebylitskiy KMP/SG Formula 0 laps completed

Fastest lap:

Bertrand Baguette Draco 1min 27.626secs

WSR 2009, SILVERSTONE, RACE 2 RESULTS, 5 JULY 2009:

1. Charles Pic Tech 1 45mins 45.997secs 28 laps
2. James Walker P1 +4.273secs
3. Oliver Turvey Carlin +4.559secs
4. Fairuz Fauzy Mofaz Fortec +5.383secs
5. Bertrand Baguette Draco +21.601secs
6. Marcos Martinez Pons +23.338secs
7. Sten Pentus Mofaz Fortec +23.707secs
8. Daniil Move P1 +32.558secs
9. Jaime Alguersuari Carlin +35.524secs
10. Marco Barba Draco +38.651secs
11. Adrian Zaugg Interwetten +44.107secs
12. Guillaume Moreau KMP/SG Formula +44.595secs
13. Brendon Hartley Tech 1 +44.770secs
14. Adrian Valles Epsilon Euskadi +45.272secs
15. Jon Lancaster Comtec +52.826secs
16. Omar Julian Leal Prema +56.950secs
17. Filip Salaquarda Prema +1min 04.383secs
18. Michael Herck Interwetten +1min 05.991secs
19. Chris Van der Drift Epsilon Euskadi +1min 06.339secs
20. John Martin Comtec +1 lap
21. Federico Leo Pons +1 lap
22. Greg Mansell USR +2 laps

Not classified:

DNF. Anton Nebylitskiy KMP/SG Formula 16 laps completed
DNF. Pasquale di Sabatino RC 13 laps completed A
DNF. Miguel Molina USR 12 laps completed

Fastest lap:

Charles Pic Tech 1 1mins 36.018secs Lap 3

WSR 2009, SILVERSTONE, RACE 1 RESULTS, 4 JULY 2009:

1. Marcos Martinez Pons 45mins 49.264secs 28 laps
2. Fairuz Fauzy Mofaz Fortec +1.227secs
3. Oliver Turvey Carlin +3.218secs
4. James Walker P1 +5.105secs
5. Brendon Hartley Tech 1 +6.111secs
6. Jaime Alguersuari Carlin +6.717secs
7. Charles Pic Tech 1 +11.978secs
8. Bertrand Baguette Draco +15.501secs
9. Miguel Molina USR +15.893secs
10. Marco Barba Draco +18.178secs
11. Greg Mansell USR +19.105secs
12. Adrian Valles Epsilon Euskadi +19.480secs
13. Adrian Zaugg Interwetten +21.785secs
14. Sten Pentus Mofaz Fortec +22.207secs
15. Federico Leo Pons +39.219secs
16. Guillaume Moreau KMP/SG Formula +39.913secs
17. Omar Julian Leal Prema +51.516secs
18. Daniil Move P1 +51.800secs
19. Filip Salaquarda Prema +1min 10.775secs
20. Michael Herck Interwetten +1min 11.853secs
21. John Martin Comtec +1 lap
22. Jon Lancaster Comtec +1 lap

Not classified:

DNF. Pasquale di Sabatino RC 5 laps completed A
DNF. Chris Van der DriftEpsilon Euskadi 4 laps completed B
DNF. Anton Nebylitskiy KMP/SG Formula 0 laps completed A

Fastest lap:

Jon Lancaster Comtec 1min 35.585secs Lap 5

MOFAZFORTEC MOTORSPORT PROMOTING MALAYSIAN HOSPITALITY

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Malaysian-owned World Series Formula Renault 3.5 Team shares beautiful cultures of Malaysia with guests

MOFAZFortec Motorsport plays host to its many guests and VIPs visiting the Silverstone Circuit in United Kingdom over the 4th and 5th of July 2009, as its team drivers Fairuz Fauzy from Malaysia and Sten Pentus from Estonia manoeuvre their cars down the racing track in their quest to clinch podium finishes for the team and country in this weekend’s World Series Formula Renault 3.5 races.

What better way for the Malaysian-owned team to treat their guests than through the scintillating ‘open house’ culture Malaysians are renowned the world over for, with mouth-watering and delicious home-styled cuisine prepared by Kayu Nasi Kandar, MOFAZFortec’s newest support partner in their vision to bring Malaysia to the eyes of the world. Kayu Nasi Kandar promises to present guests, ranging from members of other teams competing in the World Series, to dignitaries gracing the event, with exciting food to satiate the tastebuds that will leave all their guests wanting more and more!

Fresh from his fantastic win recently at Hungary’s Hungaroring Circuit in the World Series Formula Renault 3.5, Malaysian Fairuz Fauzy from the MOFAZFortec Motorsport team is raring to progress further in the series by showing his mettle this weekend at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, in his quest to achieve ultimate motorsport excellence.

His teammate and fellow racer Sten Pentus is also poised to perform his very best in chasing a 1 – 2 finish together for the team. Sten Pentus, who is supported in his quest by the government of his home country, Estonia, is proof of the confidence in the capabilities and expertise synonymous with the MOFAZFortec Motorsport brand, and is constantly, alongside Fairuz Fauzy, giving the other racers within the series a run for their money.

ff_hjfMalaysians should not miss supporting Malaysia’s very own racing team by tuning in to the races over the weekend through the Eurosport Channel (Astro Channel 814) when the MOFAZFortec Motorsport team once again tears down the Silverstone circuit live at 8.30pm (Malaysian time) on Saturday, 4th of July 2009, while recorded races will be aired by Eurosport at 7.00 am / 10.00 am on Sunday 5th July 2009 for the first race, while the second race will be aired at 5.00am / 12.00pm on Monday 6th of July 2009.

Fairuz Fauzy Targets Victory At Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit

Malaysian F1 Aspirant raring to go all out to secure podium win

Malaysian F1 Aspirant raring to go all out to secure podium win

Fresh from his fantastic win recently at Hungary’s Hungaroring Circuit in the World Series Formula Renault 3.5, Malaysian Fairuz Fauzy from the MOFAZFortec Motorsport team is raring to progress further in the series by showing his mettle this weekend on the 4th and 5th of July, 2009 at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, in his quest to achieve ultimate motorsport excellence.

The World Series Formula Renault 3.5 is, according to many, the penultimate step prior to Formula 1, and is indeed configured to challenge the drivers not only physically, but mentally as well. All teams are provided with cars that have exactly the same specifications and output, and it is entirely up to the driver and his engineering team to fine tune and ‘interact with’ the car to coax out its maximal potential.

With his team of dedicated engineers, technicians and support crew, Fairuz will do his very best to again make Malaysia proud, and so that ‘Negaraku’ will once again be played on the loudspeakers for all the motorsports fans out there to witness as part of the ‘Malaysia Boleh!’ quest.

His teammate and fellow racer Sten Pentus is also poised to perform his very best in chasing a 1 – 2 finish together for the team. Sten Pentus, who is supported in his quest by the government of his home country, Estonia, is proof of the confidence in the capabilities and expertise synonymous with the MOFAZFortec Motorsport brand, and is constantly, alongside Fairuz Fauzy, giving the other racers within the series a run for their money.

The MOFAZFortec Motorsport team will be on ground at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit beginning on the 2nd of July to prepare the car, as well as, allow Fairuz and his teammate, Sten Pentus, to provide input into putting in final tweaks to the car for better performance. All eyes are on Fairuz as he is the sole Asian, let alone Malaysian, to be pitted against a gathering of his peers, the cream of the crop of the European Motorsport circle.

Despite the challenges, and despite the recognition that he hardly gets for his unwavering efforts to bring glory for the country in global motorsports, Fairuz bravely soldiers on, destined to tread the path of attaining success, not only in the field he has committed himself into, but also as a loyal son, husband, father and icon, for Malaysia and beyond.

Malaysians should not miss supporting our very own by tuning in through the Eurosport Channel (Astro Channel 814) when the MOFAZFortec Motorsport team once again tears down the Silverstone circuit live at 8.30pm (Malaysian time) on Saturday, 4th of July 2009, while recorded races will be aired by Eurosport at 7.00 am / 10.00 am on Sunday 5th July 2009 for the first race, while the second race will be aired at 5.00am / 12.00pm on Monday 6th of July 2009.