The first round of the 2017 Ferrari Challenge Asia-Pacific (APAC) kicked off in Abu Dhabi on April 6-8, which saw the introduction of its sole Malaysian participating in the race series – Zen Low – who is sponsored by Naza World Group.

Low impressed at the wheel of the purpose-built Ferrari 488 Challenge race car, securing second place in the first race and third in the second race of the competition during its stop in Abu Dhabi. He is currently competing in the Trofeo Pirelli category with the race number 69 and team name NAZA Aylezo.

“With the introduction of the new Ferrari 488 Challenge race car, the competition is bound to be more dynamic and power-packed than ever. Zen Low has already made a fantastic first impression with his second place win in Race 1, and third in Race 2 and we look forward to watching him in action for the remainder of the 2017 Ferrari Challenge APAC season.

“With all his experience, he has proven himself to be a strong competitor and we have no doubt he will have a great show of support at Round 5 in Sepang this August,” said Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, executive chairman of Naza World Group.

Moving forward, the 2017 Ferrari Challenge APAC will head to Shanghai (27-29 May), Zhejiang (9 -11 June) and Fuji (7- 9 July) before making its way to Sepang (25-27 August). From there it continues to Singapore (15-17 September) and concludes in Mugello (26-29 October) for the Finali Mondiali.

“As a longtime admirer of Ferrari, I’m incredibly excited and honoured to be racing in a Cavallino Rampante – particularly one that’s celebrated as the highest performance sports car in the brand’s history.

This is a tremendous opportunity for me and I feel a great sense of pride to be representing Malaysia in such a high-profile regional race series. I appreciate the support of sponsors such as Naza World who make it possible for me to live my passion and make an impact in the international sporting arena,” said Zen Low.

The businessman with a passion for racing founded Aylezo Motorsport in 2009, and has since competed in various motorsport events such as the Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race (2009 & 2010), the Gulf 12 Hours 2012, Asian Le Mans Series (2013, 2016), Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo (2013, 2014, 2016), GT Asia 2015, Sepang 12 Hours (2015, 2016) and Bathurst 12 Hours 2017.