Date posted on April 12, 2010 · Published by Mark Goddard
It was a bittersweet weekend for Formula BMW Pacific 2010 debutant Nabil Jeffri. Formula BMW Pacific Round 1, which was the support race held in-conjunction with the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, was held at the Sepang International Circuit yesterday.
The 16-year-old Malaysia, who raced his first single seater race, had a ninth place finish in Race 1 but failed to get another commendable result as he retired from Race 2 after being hit by compatriot Afiq Ikhwan Yazid.
“It has been an incident prone weekend for me but I have learnt a lot from this. I would however like to thank everyone who supported me especially my family, the Eurasia team and my sponsors,” said Nabil.
Nabil, who is also the 1 Belia 1 Malaysia icon, is looking forward to the next outing which will also be at Sepang on May 14-16 during the Asian Festival of Speed.
“There is the process of getting the car back in shape and planning for the next race. I will also increase my fitness routine to prepare myself physically and mentally for Round 2,” said Nabil.
Despite ending his weekend with an incident, Nabil, as the 1 Belia 1 Malaysia icon, stated that the best place to race is on the track and not on the road. “As a young Malaysian and a courteous one, we must adhere to the road rules for the safety of everyone. What I do on the track is only suppose to be done there.”
“I hope that those interested in motorsports take it up at circuits around the country and not on our roads,” said Nabil who will be sitting for his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examinations this year.