FIA Gala Dinner – McRae Hayes and Proton bring home the prizes

PROTON brought home FIA trophies to mark their APRC achievements in 2011


PROTON brought home the APRC Driver’s and Manufacturer’s titles trophies at the FIA gala dinner held in New Delhi today.

Victory at the China Rally clinched the Asia Pacific Rally Championship driver’s and manufacturer’s titles for PROTON and capped off a dominant season for the Malaysian car maker.

The results in China also saw PROTON becoming the first car manufacturer to win all eight major individual titles in the APRC which includes: the APRC driver’s title; APRC manufacturer’s title; the APRC Teams Trophy; the FIA Asia Cup driver’s title; the FIA Pacific Cup driver’s title; the manufacturer’s title in the FIA APRC Rally Cup for two-wheel drive category; the APRC Rally Cup driver’s title; and FIA APRC Junior Cup driver’s title.

FIA motorsport champions were presented with trophies to mark their achievements in 2011.Alister McRae and Bill Hayes were front and centre to receive the coveted trophies for their undying dedication and stamina to clinch all titles for the APRC this year.

The FIA prize giving gala was held the very first time in New Delhi featuring the Kingdom of Dreams a specially designed environment with a unique Indian atmosphere. This is the venue where the FIA motorsport champions were presented with trophies to mark their achievements in 2011.

Director of Group Marketing, Branding & Motorsports John Chacko said,”Its a proud moment for PROTON a manufacturing company from Malaysia to be here among the likes of F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and World Rally champion Sebastian Loeb as well as champions of other FIA championships.”

“This inspires us further as PROTON is committed to be better by winning” he added.

“This is a fitting end to a challenging but rewarding 2011 season.  Congratulations to our drivers and together with PROTON we achieved a milestone for PROTON particularly sweeping all titles in APRC,” Head of Motorsports Datuk Abdul Razak Dawood said.

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