PROTON R3 Malaysia Rally Team at Ypres Rally
The PROTON R3 Malaysia Rally Team is currently in Belgium for the Ypres Rally that will be taking place on 24th – 26th June 2010. Rally Ypres involves all-asphalt stages, full of long straights and square junctions. The demanding asphalt roads require maximum concentration from the drivers, with several traps and ditches. The weather is currently at 18 degrees and there may be a possibility of sudden downpours.
Our team performed well at last weekend's Rallye de la Haute Senne in Belgium, an event used as a test and warm-up to the Ypres Rally. Chris Atkinson came in second behind local driver Patrik Snijers. Young rally driver Tom Cave who is driving a PROTON Satria Neo Super2000 independently finished third overall on his tarmac debut in his Proton Satria Neo Super2000.
The PROTON team is very excited at the prospect of starting the IRC campaign. The competition will be very strong with 28 S2000 cars entered but PROTON hopes to be among the top runners and the performance at last week’s Rally Haute -Senne was a good test of the cars and drivers.
Here’s hoping to a good performance for PROTON in Ypres!
Chris Atkinson and Alister McRae pose with the S2000 amidst the beautiful Belgian countryside
AFTER YPRES, NEW ZEALAND IS NEXT
The Proton team will be headed to New Zealand for the International Rally of Whangarei which will be taking place on 3rd-4th July 2010 for the third round of the APRC.
Rally Whangarei will be a challenge for the team, merely days after the Ypres Rally. It will be a packed schedule for those involved.
The roads in New Zealand are very fast and flowing which should suit the PROTON and we hope that our drivers and car will perform well there.
All the best to our PROTON team and we do hope all PROTON employees will follow and support the team.