Other than giving us the Proton Satria R3, Race Rally Research has been doing alot for the local grassroots motorsports community with their Street Shoot Out series and other activities. 9 amateur racing drivers went through the R3 Merdeka Millenium Endurance Driver Selection Program on the 20th July 2006, held in conjunction with R3’s first Merdeka Millenium Endurance 2006 test session. Race Rally Research ran in a tricked out Campro 1.6 engine in a race-prepared Proton GEN.2 for this first test session. The engine develops 210bhp, amazing!
Race Rally Research considers it part of their responsibility as prominent figure in the national motorsports scene to develop the motor racing fraternity further. Programs such as this realises the potential of our young hidden talents.
The 9 drivers comprise of 5 overall class champions from R3’s 2006 SSO series, and a wildcard selected from the same series. The other 3 are Proton test drivers and engineers. The 4 best drivers of the program will be selected to be MME06 race drivers, while the remaining 5 will be absorbed into the team as technical and race support crew members. These drivers are Hammond Lai, Ian Khong, Ivan Khong, Zaid Idris, Ho Wai Kok, Vernon Chan, Syammim Noori and Mike Yap.
R3 will also be providing a 25% discount on selected performance and competition parts and accessories for MME participants who present their official MME Entrance Fee receipt. For more information on the MME06 promotion offer, contact R3 Customer service at 03-51911055 extension 2919.