Fairuz emerges 2nd in the Championship, the highest accolade a Malaysian has achieved in the motorsport world

Fairuz emerges 2nd in the Championship, the highest accolade a Malaysian has achieved in the motorsport world

Malaysian’ Fairuz Fauzy, driving for MOFAZ Racing, came roaring with determination to the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain this morning to battle it out in Race 2, the final and determining race for the season, where the top 3 drivers of the championship will be crowned the best of the best.

After securing pole position yesterday, Fairuz faced several technical glitches on his car during Race 1, and was forced to concede several positions to appear 10th at one point. However, Fairuz bounced back and gave the other drivers the challenge they were waiting for, and finished 6th on Saturday. The minor setback only fuelled further drive in Fairuz, and he took the opportunity to relax and reflect last night to prepare for Sunday’s Penultimate Race, Race 2.

Starting from Pole Position in Race 2, Fairuz led the entourage of drivers for several laps, before deciding to undertake an early pitstop. Bertrand Baguette from International Draco Racing took the opportunity to gain some ground, coming fast behind Fairuz before making a very fast pitstop, which led to Fairuz having to concede his pole position to Baguette, after losing some time coming out of a chicane.

The next few laps saw Fairuz closing in at several sectors, but Baguette’s car proved to be better handling than expected, which allowed him to better his time over the last few laps. Fairuz however managed to think fast and adjusted to the challenges he faced from his own car, and took the opportunity to better his lap times in the last 4 laps. Nevertheless, Baguette managed to put some precious seconds between himself and Fairuz, and claimed the championship in Race 2. All is not lost however, as Fairuz outperformed the other contenders he had going up against him in the running for 2nd placing in the overall drivers’ championship, registering 98 championship points to emerge No. 2 in the World Series by Renault 2009 Championship.

Motorland_PCThe whole MOFAZ Racing team cheered the loudest during the podium ceremony, proudly waving the Malaysian flag. During the press conference after the podium ceremony, Fairuz was quoted as saying,”My utmost gratitude to God, for allowing me the opportunity to get this far in life, and also to my family, who have been the pillar of strength and support throughout the 20 years of challenges to get here, and also the whole MOFAZ Group for believing in me, and always being there for me through thick and thin. I dedicate this achievement to all Malaysians and to all my fans from around the world”.

MOFAZ Racing will be in Spain over the next two weeks to conduct winter testing, and also to test potential and up & coming drivers from several championships, under the strict but motivating guidance of Fairuz Fauzy.


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