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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Proton's (Satria Neo S2000) Win at Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) 2010

This would be a good news for 1 Malaysia!

After a five-year break, PROTON’s return to the coveted Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has paid off handsomely when it emerged second in the Manufacturer’s Championship in its first full season.

If you are asking WHAT is APRC?
The Asia Pacific Rally Championship is an official F.I.A. championship that covers a diverse range of countries, climates, cultures and a population base of over 2.5 billion people.

In 2010 seven events make-up the rally championship starting with the Malaysia, then Japan, New Zealand, Australia (Queensland), New Caledonia, Indonesia and lastly China.

A one-two finish at the recently-concluded China Rally - APRC last weekend by Alister McRae and Chris Atkinson reaffirmed the Malaysian car manufacturer’s resolve, determination and competitiveness in the global rallying arena as it placed itself between the traditionally-dominant manufacturers Mitsubishi and Subaru.

(For more info, check out FIA APRC News)

As an added bonus, the spirited drive by Alister McRae also earned the Scottish driver THIRD placing in the APRC Driver’s Championship (under the driver points) and this is an even bigger cause for celebration at the PROTON camp.

Alister McRae - Third Placing 
2010 Drivers Points

PROTON Holdings Berhad Group Managing Director 
Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir says that 
 "We are elated with this victory and it reaffirms the Satria Neo S2000 and PROTON’s competitiveness as a manufacturer on the international rally arena. Considering we had declared from the very beginning of the season that this year would be one that is devoted to testing and development, coming SECOND in the APRC Manufacturer’s Championship is certainly a cause for celebration,"

PROTON- Second placing
(Manufacturers Points)

Few photos of Proton R3 Malaysia team that I would like to share from
 Pitstop at China Rally

Proton Satrio Neo S2000 on the run
Pitstop team

Alister McRae
Thrid placing in the APRC Driver’s Championship
PROTON's SUCCESS in Motorsports is able to build way for coming season and future involvement.

Example is that,
the popularity of the Satria Neo S2000 in both the APRC and IRC that an up-and-coming privateer is currently racing the car in the United Kingdom and more recently, a top Japanese team is also looking into the possibility of fielding the Satria Neo in next year’s Asia Cup category in the APRC

Something positive in Proton is their challenger spirit.
Example In the China race, the Satria Neo S2000 stamped its competitiveness by being the only Super 2000 rally car to compete against a field largely dominated by the turbocharged Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Subaru Impreza rally cars which are the more famous rally cars.

In such situation, Proton is still determine and able to get 2nd and 3rd placing!

PROTON, continue the spirit and you will be successful! 

Videos to share
 Proton win APRC

China Rally review

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of the Proton Satria Neo Super 2000.

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