Brunei Female Racers

Posted: 15 May 2010 by reanxyz in post

Oooooo Race girls from Brunei.. Schwar go pikat. they maybe driving Rx-7 as training… ahaha.

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Brunei girl power for Sepang

By Aziz Idris

Carmen, Liana, Puteri, Mel and Jing Jing (L to R). – PHOTOS: COURTESY OF GREENCITY CONCEPT
(Black shirt , Brunei team)

Liana, not your average accountant.
Mel has been exposed to extreme sports from a young age.

The all-female Red Bull Rookies racing team is set to storm the 2010 edition of the Sepang 1,000km endurance race with two new additions to the team from Brunei Darussalam.
An intensive month-long search concluded with Noradzlianayati Abdul Radzak and Melline Jaini being selected into the team.

According to an official statement from the team, Noradzlianayati and Melline, both 25 years old, were selected on the basis of their driving skills and personalities. Together with their Malaysian teammates Puteri Ayu Jasmin, Carmen Lim and Lee Hui Jing, the two Brunei lassies will be put through intensive professional training to prep them for the Sepang 1,000km race.

These Red Bull Rookies will compete in the upcoming Sepang 1,000km race, a spin off endurance race from the popular Merdeka Millennium Race (MME) series, is scheduled to kick off its 2010 edition soon.

From now until final tests slated for June 3-5, the rookies will have their hands full with intensive track experience and training. The girls will pilot the Honda Integra DC2 codenamed ‘Diego’ racecar complete with a dynamic and fiery Red Bull livery.

Noradzlianayati, who has a BA in Accounting and Finance CIMA, has always been a fan of motor racing. “At first glance, I felt like a real celebrity being in front of the lens with endless interviews from local Malaysian media, especially when we had the experience to witness the F1 race during the Malaysian Grand Prix,” said the Treasury-Analyst-Adrenaline-Junkie, who is popularly known as ‘Liana’.

Melline or ‘Mel’ for short from Kampong Lumapas, has a background in BA in Communications (1st class) and an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy – one might wonder why she is interested in this extreme sport?

“Since young, I was introduced to extreme sports such as gymnastics, martial arts and even snow boarding. This was my mom’s idea to teach her children to boost confidence and charisma,” said the Remuneration Advisor.

Both lassies have undergone intensive training – even wet tracks. “Regardless of weather, it is important to know the racing lines to avoid any losses in track time,” Liana explained.

Mel, meanwhile, said, “Racing games actually help us in remembering the racing-lines.”

But both agree that anything can happen in a race. That is why it is important to prepare oneself mentally and physically. “Our goal is to finish the race, it doesn’t matter what position but if we complete it, that is already a milestone achievement.”

The Red Bull Female Driver Search Brunei was launched in January 2010 and potential candidates were invited to apply for the recruitment programme. Candidates were short-listed for a practical test, which was conducted in February 2010. Following this, five candidates were fighting for four slots to form the Red Bull Rookies team 2010.

The selection day will be held on May 18 to finalise the four team members who will be racing at a minimum of 75 minutes for each driver. From June 3, the all-lassie team will start final training with the actual race-day on June 5.

courtesy of Borneo Bulletin =p

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