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Team Proton R3 will be looking to end 2014 on a high with a good result at the Sepang 1,000 km (S1K) Endurance Race this weekend. The factory-backed team finished second in the Malaysian Touring Car category in the 2014 Malaysian Super Series championship.

Proton R3 will once again run their Suprima S and Preve race cars. The sedan (No.12) will be driven by the pairing of Tengku Djan Ley and Syafiq Ali. The Suprima S (No.11) will be piloted by James Veerapen and newcomer Tengku Ezan Ley.

The latter previously drove for defending S1K champions Honda Malaysia Racing Team. As revealed earlier, HMRT will be fielding three cars this year – the new City and Jazz, plus last year’s second-gen Jazz.

This year’s S1K is the fifth edition of the annual endurance race. It will feature flat-out racing for 1,000 km around the 5.543 km Formula 1 circuit with pit-stops and driver changes adding to the drama. The race attracts competitors from Australia, Thailand and Indonesia.

We recently had a very memorable ride in the Suprima S race car – read our man’s musings here.