With Fairuz Fauzy now concentrating his efforts in Formula One and World Series, A1 Team Malaysia will welcome Aaron Lim to their squad for the remaining rounds of the championship, starting in Mexico.

Joining race driver Alex Yoong, Lim will be enlisted to aid the team in the two rookie sessions that precede qualifying and the race, the 22-year-old charged with providing valuable data for the remaining weekend.

Having finished fifth in the Formula BMW Asia Championship in 2006, Lim is thought to be on the verge of signing up to the Formula Renault V6 Asia series for 2007 but in the meantime will concentrate his efforts on A1 GP, returning to the car he first drove during the first test day at Silverstone last summer.

"It's a dream come true for me. There are very few opportunities for young drivers such as myself to progress to a higher level of international motorsport and to be given a coveted place with the team gives my career a great boost.

"It's a bit of a daunting task for me to be assisting the team with feedback on the car and track, and undertaking some of the routine preparatory tasks such as bedding brakes, but it's a welcome challenge and I just can't wait to get behind the wheel."

A1 Team Malaysia Chief Executive Jack Cunningham was also pleased to be welcoming Lim to the team, claiming it is their duty to promote new talent from the nation.

"I'm sure Aaron will bring as much value to the team as we can deliver to him - and that's very important to us. We promised at the outset that we would be looking at a long-term strategy of helping to develop future generations of Malaysian race drivers to follow in Alex's footsteps and this is another step towards this."

 

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