After opening its points account at the last round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, A1 Team Brazil is eagerly looking forward to getting back on track at Sepang this weekend, for round four of the series.

The technical 5.54km circuit looks set to provide one of the most challenging races of the year. The circuit features long high-speed straights and tight twisty sections but, due to the wide nature of the track, there are plenty of overtaking opportunities.

"The track has long turns, so you have to have a very well-balanced car, dividing the traction on the four wheels," explained team principal Emerson Fittipaldi. "The track is also wide so it allows overtaking, which brings a lot of fun to the race. We learned a lot about this track last year and I hope Raphael will have a real opportunity here to show his talent."

After his double-points scoring finish in Beijing, Raphael Matos will once again lead the team's charge in Malaysia with back-up from Tuka Rocha, who raced in the first two rounds of this year's championship.

"Despite the China results not being quite what we wanted, I think Emerson Fittipaldi and all the team members recognised my efforts and have decided to give me other opportunity," said Matos. "I think in Malaysia we have a real track. It's very modern and was constructed specifically to F1 so it's almost perfect. I'll have the chance to drive a lot more, develop the car from the first day of the weekend and be and be fairly evaluated."

"I hope that the team continues to improve and progress and we can be at the front of the grid this weekend. That's the team's aims and we are all working hard to help this happen," added Rocha.

 

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