Alister and Proton Completes Shakedown For Rally Indonesia
Mar 03, 2010
Proton unveiled its Satria Neo Super2000 rally car to the Indonesian media in a small ceremony at its Proton showroom in Makassar, Indonesia. The team also completed the shakedown of the Satria Neo Super 2000 prior to the start of Rally Indonesia on the weekend with its new driver line-up comprising of Alister McRae and Bill Hayes.
“It’s a real honour for me to have the opportunity to drive for a new manufacturer like Proton.” said Alister McRae.
“We’ve had a good shakedown today and are happy with the performance of the car. The conditions are very hot and dusty, but we’re definitely looking forward to the challenge on the weekend and will give it our best.” he added.
The team will complete over 222km of competitive stages of high speed gravel roads over the course of the rally weekend. The stages in Makassar winds its way through the sugarcane plantations of Takalar which have become a hallmark of Rally Indonesia.The drivers and cars will expect to face very hot and dusty conditions with in-cabin temperatures reaching a scorching 50 degrees celcius.
The Proton Satria Neo S2000 continues to improve on pace and reliability as the year of development continues, and the gruelling conditions of this event will certainly go a long way to improving the vehicle further.
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