In Super Car GTM we’re pleased to welcome Alif Hamdan to the team for the first time. The Malaysian hot shot is back in a GT car for the first time in two years so he needs to bed into our team but he knows the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup inside out having raced this car previously in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia as well as to a class podium in the Sepang 12 Hours. Sepang is his ‘home’ circuit so we expect him to be bidding for the podium.
For Super Car GTC we’re delighted that Ian Geekie is returning for another season, the veteran Australian driver having raced for us last year in the category behind the wheel of a Porsche 996 GT3 Cup.
This year he will upgrade to a ‘997-generation’ version, he knows all the tracks on the TSS calendar now plus has vast previous experience of Sepang – it’s “more or less my home track” he says – while he’s been on both the overall podium and a class winner in the prestigious Sepang 12 Hours before so we expect him to be right in the hunt for points at every race.
Alif Hamdan: “I’ve had a two and a bit year sabbatical from GT racing, as all the work I’ve been getting in Malaysia recently meant I’ve got stuck into touring cars and road cars coming through Sepang circuit. I’ve managed to get things together to do one round of TSS at the start of the season, so hopefully with that I can show my speed again and hopefully market myself and continue the season with a bit of support. I’m not sure what I can do yet because TSS is a special series and there are a lot of modified GT cars in there so I guess it depends on the competition, what the competition has. But I’m told the car is a podium capable car so hopefully I can do a good job and get on the podium.”
Ian Ross Geekie: “I am very happy and excited to continue to race with B-Quik Racing for a second season. This year we are stepping up to a 997 Cup car and I’m confident of improving on last season. I can’t wait to get started and thanks to B-Quik Racing for the opportunity. Sepang is more or less my home track and I have had some success there over the past years.”
Source. Edd Ellison