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Perodua has announced the sponsorship of rising motorsports star Nabil Jeffri. The 22-year old, whose full name is Muhammad Nabil Jan Al Jeffri, is currently competing in the GP2 series, a final stepping stone into Formula 1.

“We believe that Nabil Jeffri is an inspiration to today’s youth. At 22 years old, he is already poised to enter the very prestigious F1 league,” said Perodua MD Dr Zahari Husin.

Nabil started his career in karting, winning the Asian Kart Open Championship in 2004 at the age of 10 and the Malaysian Rotax Max Junior titles in 2009. He stepped up to Formula BMW Pacific in 2010, racing for Eurasia Motorsport. In September 2010, Nabil carried out an aerodynamic test for the Lotus Racing F1 team, and in the process became the youngest ever test driver in F1 history.

Nabil was selected as “Ikon Belia Negara” in 2010 and also became the first Malaysian to be in the selection event of the FIA Institute Young Drive Excellence Academy. With almost 14 years of experience in motorsports, Nabil is targeting 2018 as his breakout year in F1. We wish him all the best.

“We see a lot of similarities between Nabil Jeffri and the Perodua brand; both started out from the bottom and both are working to be global in our own way. We wish to be in Nabil Jeffri’s corner as he climbs to the top as he had surely shown that he has what it takes to be the next F1 champion,” Zahari added.