Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Firefly lights up racing

The racing team (from left) Mohd Shazmie Ilyas, Mohd Izwan, Shamsul Nahar (Pennzoil Marketing Manager), Gunaseelan and Mohd Shazly Ilyas.

Firefly, the wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines Bhd, is the latest co-sponsor to support the GSR-Pennzoil Racing Team which will be particdipating in the 3rd round of the Malaysian Rally Championship in Kota Tinggi, Johor this weekend.

The GSR Racing Team's main sponsor is Pennzoil and the other co-sponsors are Pyramid Saimira, Ralliart Malaysia, Dom Motorsports, Advanti Racing and Yokohama.

GSR team owner and rally driver, R. Gunaseelan disclosed that Firefly have officially come aboard and their logos will peominently be displayed in three of their cars this week - in the three categories they are competing.

Gunaseelan and his co-driver, Mohd Izwan will be driving in the P12 category while youngsters and brothers Mohd Shazly Ilias and Mohd Yazmie Ilias in the P 10 (junior category) and India's Lahit Urs will race under the N4 category.

This weekend, Gunaseelan and Mohd Izwan willo be leading the GSR-Pennzoil challenge. The MRC championship enters its third round and GSR-Pennzoil, the defending champions. are currently leading the table.

Fiery competition is expected on the course for GSR-Pennzoil with Felda Rally Team led by Saladin Mazlan aqnd India's champion, Lahit Urs breathing down their necks.

The remaining two round after Johor will be in Negeri Sembilan (October) and Selangor (December). Details of GSR-Pennzoil are available at

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