Published on May 26th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Tedco Racing Makes Sensational Move to Target Clean Sweep in MCS
The new season of the Malaysia Championship Series (MCS) opens tomorrow with champion Mark Darwin and his Sakura Tedco Racing team taking centre stage as they roll out a daring plan to sweep both the Touring Production and Malaysian Touring Car (MTC) championships this year.
Darwin, who won the Touring Production Championship last season despite only competing in four of the five rounds, is changing to the MTC championship but leaving his championship-winning Honda FD2 machine for Indonesian teammate Fitra Eri, who finished third overall in the class last season.
“The team decided to go for a swap. I am back in the MTC class while Fitra will be competing in the Touring Production class with the winning car. Both of us will be competing solo and we are ready for the challenge,” said Darwin, who was unbeatable in his debut in the Touring Production class.
The winner in the MTC class with Fitra in 2014, Darwin will be competing in Sepang fresh from a commendable outing in the opening round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series in Shanghai last weekend, where the young Malaysian scored two podium wins and also grabbed the pole position for both races.
Round 1 will be run as double sprint races. Apart from the action in the Touring Production and MTC championships, the opening round of the MCS will also feature top class support races – the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, the Hong Kong Touring Car Championship, the Caterham Championship and the Asian Classic Car Challenge.
The Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, Hong Kong Touring Car Championship and Caterham Championship action kicks off tomorrow with free practice and qualifying sessions. The MTC programme opens on Saturday.
Sepang International Circuit (SIC), which is the event promoter and organiser for the MCS, is offering fans special hospitality suites for their use to enjoy the event. Special paddock passes are offered on sale at the entrance of the paddock.