PROTON today confirmed that they will field the Satria Neo Super 2000 with an all new crew comprising of Alister McRae and Bill Hayes in the next round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship(APRC) on 3-4 October in Makassar, Indonesia.
Veteran Malaysian rally driver, Karamjit Singh is unavailable for the upcoming round for PROTON. Rally Indonesia will be the 6th round of the APRC but only the 2nd rally for the PROTON R3 Malaysia team in this region.
Alister McRae, whose family name has been synonymous with rallying for over three decades. With over 20 years of rally experience, Alister has competed all over the world including several years driving in the World Rally Championship.
His recent achievements include a class win in the famous Targa Tasmania 2008 in Australia. “I have had the opportunity to test the Satria Neo S2000 in the UK recently and am very pleased with the performance of the car. I will certainly be looking forward to competing in the Proton at the Rally of Indonesia against some of the best drivers in the region.” said Alister McRae.
The Proton Satria Neo although still in the development phase, has already gained much attention in its short career in International Rallying with notable results in the World Championships as well as the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, giving a hint of its long-term potential.