Slightly overdue, Proton Motorsports has finally released a video of Team Proton R3’s efforts at the last Sepang 1000 km (S1K) race. With the Honda Malaysia Racing Team clinching overall victory, Proton was left to finish in 5th and 11th places accordingly.

But while it may not have won, the Proton Motorsport team says that the result will further motivate them to do better. Winners of the event in 2014, Team Proton R3 says that just bringing both cars to the finish line this year was a great achievement, considering the difficulties it was up against.

Team Principal and driver of the new Proton Iriz R3 racer, Tengku Djan Ley said that he was proud of the team’s achievement. Tengku Djan and Syafiq Ali teamed-up to drive the new Proton Iriz R3 which finished the race in 5th place. The team’s Suprima S R3 was piloted by James Veerapen and Fariqe Hairuman.

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“I’m happy with the result, from all the testing that we’ve done. But it is unfortunate. It’s racing, and this is an endurance race. We fell into some trouble which caused us to pit for longer than we needed, but we tried to claw back as much as possible. Finishing 5th, with all the issues that we had was still a great feat for the team,” Tengku Djan said about the effort made by his Iriz R3.

“In the case of the Suprima S, it’s really unfortunate. We put in a lot of effort in terms of building the car. Within the first hour we came up with electrical issues, which we managed to solve, but it cost us the race. We had another stop in the race due to the alternator. It’s a long race, 1000 km, 181 laps, and we expect things to happen,” he continued.

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GALLERY: Proton Iriz R3