FAIRUZ FAUZY FLIES TO POLE POSITION IN SPAIN!

Motorland_QualifyingThe gloomy weather over the past few days brought out forecasts of rain throughout the whole weekend in usually-sunny Spain, but the sun finally came out to play this glorious Saturday morning, shining its beautiful rays down on the beautiful brand new track of Motorland Aragon, where the Final Round of the World Series by Renault 2009 will take place over the weekend.

MOFAZ Racing’s Fairuz Fauzy begun his birthday celebrations on a great note today by claiming pole position; the last for this season, and a first for him. Still on course for second place in the championship, the Malaysian driver leads Epsilon Euskadi’s Chris Van der Drift and Comtec Racing’s Jon Lancaster. In order to really celebrate, Fauzy will be dreaming of a win this weekend.

When interviewed after the qualifying and the SuperPole sessions, Fairuz was quoted as saying,”This is a truly blessed and joyous celebration. Gaining pole position is the best birthday present I could get for myself, but I couldn’t have done it without the support and great form that my whole team has displayed not only since we got here, but throughout the whole season. We’re looking forward and striving diligently to finish second in the championship, and to do just that, we’re focusing on podium finishes throughout the weekend, in particular a win on Sunday!”

During the Group A qualifying sessions in the morning, Fairuz saw Bertrand Baguette taking control from the start. However, James Walker managed to up his ante and bested Baguette’s time to take the lead away, and emerged the fastest during the session. Fairuz paced himself to make his tyres last longer and recorded an overall commendable time at the end of the session, a fraction of a second behind Walker, to also qualify for Superpole.

Twelve drivers battled it out over 15 blazingly hot minutes during the Superpole. Marcos Martinez set the first provisional pole, before being ousted by Baguette. Jaime Alguersuari then claimed the lead position by recording a lap time of 1’44”314, but was disappointed by Fairuz who went on to set the circuit’s best lap with a time of 1’44”070.

Stay tuned for further updates on Fairuz’s quest to claim glory this weekend at Motorland Aragon, with a live telecast of Race 1 broadcasted out via Eurosport (Astro Channel 814) at 2100hrs Malaysian time. Race 2 of the World Series by Renault Finale at Motorland Aragon will be broadcasted recorded via Eurosport on Monday, 26th October 2009 at 10.30 a.m. Here’s wishing all Malaysians, especially motorsport fans, a great weekend ahead from MOFAZ Racing in Spain!

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