PETALING JAYA: Drivers Tengku Djan Ley Tengku Mahaleel and Mohd Naquib Azlan won the Malaysian Touring Car (MTC) class in the 14th edition of the Sepang 1000km Endurance Race (S1K) at the Sepang International Circuit on Sunday to make up for the disappointment in 2021.
The Toyota Gazoo Racing Malaysia drivers came out on top in the 181-lap race in 8 hours, 32 minutes and 41 seconds but had to battle hard in the last 10 laps.
The challenge came in the form of Hayden Haikal and Hii Wan Jian from Wing Hin Motorsports, who finished just 6.2 seconds behind.
Hi-Rev Dream Chaser drivers Mitchell Cheah and Brendan Paul Anthony secured third place.
Last year, Tengku Djan, Akeo Takeyama and Naquib did not finish the race due to problems with the tyres.
Tengku Djan was delighted with the win.
“We would like to thank the team, Toyota Gazoo Racing Malaysia. The car didn’t skip at all. We had our own issues, but we managed to overcome it smoothly,” he said.
“S1K has always been about team effort. The team have pushed really hard from the strategy to a pit call, set-up and more. It was redemption for us.”