A1 Team Malaysia will aim to wow the crowds in Sepang as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport heads to the Formula One venue for the fourth round of the season this weekend.

Led once again by former Minardi driver Alex Yoong, the Malaysian team has enjoyed a strong start to the season - with the highlight so far being a double win at Brno during the second meeting of the year in the Czech Republic.

While there was disappointment last time out in Beijing when Yoong was forced to retire from the feature race, he was again running strongly in the points having worked his way up from a lowly qualifying position - with the pace displayed all season leaving team chief executive Jack Cunningham optimistic of a strong home display from both Yoong and reserve driver Fairuz Fauzy.

"We've had some good results and been running strongly in all six races so far this season and as a team this is building our confidence and increasing our determination to keep pushing everyone for their best performance," he said. "Adding Fairuz to this equation with his participation is a great bonus for us. We're really pulling together and this team effort is bringing us the rewards we're looking for. We're fifth in the championship although it's early days and there's no reason why we can't move forward from here."

Yoong is understandably eager to try and repeat his form from Brno to send the Malaysian fans wild in Sepang and he said he would be going all out for victory.

"Racing at our home circuit gives us an extra buzz," he said. "The tremendous support we're given may add to the pressure but it's a positive for us, it fires us all up, the adrenalin pumps and it really helps us - we all really enjoy the attention and focus on our team.

"My aim is to repeat our Brno performance - that's the ultimate, but it's a tall order, as the field of drivers is very strong, there's so many talented racers and, although we may have an edge with our level of track knowledge, racing is very unpredictable as we're all out there to win. I'll be racing for my country and that's of most importance."

 

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