Proton R3 - Round 5 (Final round), 2013 Malaysian Super Series
A drama filled Rn5, a 1 and 2 qualifying position and a massive crash right at the start of the race. We came into this race with a plan to secure 2nd in the championship. the Championship had already been decided with Syafiq Ali winning it again in the Satria Neo at Rd4. With a dream qualifying session, the team saw their hopes dissapear as the Preve of Tengku Djan was taken out by another car right at the start. Thankfully, the drive walked away from this crash. The race must go on, and Syafiq Ali came away with another great win as he led from start to finish in the 1 hour race. Thankfully for the team, the Preve managed to finish in 2nd despite not finishing the race as both of our closest rivals failed to shine and secure the valuable points they needed. A great way to end the season in 1st and 2nd in teh Championship!
FIRST DRIVE: PROTON Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing
http://ignition.my/2010/04/08/first-drive-video-proton-satria-neo-r3-lotus- racing/ There was a torrential downpour the evening that Ignition.my had the opportunity to test drive the recently launched Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing. Launched in conjunction with Lotus' return to Formula 1 this year, it really is a very special and very limited edition of only 25 cars. It's a brilliant car, what a performance Proton Satria Neo should be: good spread of power and strong acceleration, fun handling and strong brakes, and aggressive race-refugee styling.
Launched just minutes ago, the Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Edition is the latest variant to roll out of the carmakers tuning arm, R3. Based on the Satria Neo, the car come with the CPS engine, tweaked to produce 145hp, 20hp more than the normal CPS variant. True to Lotuss principals, the cars weight have been reduced to aid performance, FRP side panels with carbon fiber hood and other lightened parts makes the car 100kg lighter then the CPS variant also. Suspension upgrade was done with the installation of Ohlin suspension set and the front brake system have been replaced with four pot calipers and a bigger and slotted disc from AP Racing. Only 25 will be produced in conjunction with Proton's 25th anniversary. We had a sneak preview of the car at the Proton test track; so get your copy of CBT this weekend for more details.