Renault Sport shakedown session at Sepang circuitPOSTED BY Amirul Hazmi ON 17 February 2016
TC Euro Cars, the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia recently organised its first track session of the year at Sepang International Circuit.
Held regularly since 2010, the track session is not only offering enhanced ownership for Renault Sport owners, but also providing opportunity for potential customers to test the performance and handling of Renault Sport cars.
A total of 30 Renault Sport owners with their Megane RS, Clio RS and a couple of Megane RS 275 Trophy R put their skills and vehicle performance to the test around the track during the 4-hour session.
These track enthusiasts eagerly checked their laptimes often, not only to see how they performed against each other’s vehicles, but also to beat their personal records.
For first-time drivers, instructors are available to provide guidance while tackling the track, and several prospective buyers were also taken on ‘taxi rides’ around the circuit by professional drivers.
The best recorded laps among owners were 2:37.234s for the Megane RS 275 Trophy R while the Megane RS 250 achieved 2:39.422s, underscores how Renault Sport’s expertise and technologies deliver on high performance that showcases true racing DNA.
The track day was also attended by professional racing driver Denis Lian, who clocked some official laptimes for several models – Megane RS 275 Trophy R, 2:24.350s; Megane RS 265 Cup, 2:41.000s; and Megane RS 265 Sport, 2:44.350s.
For more information about Renault in Malaysia, please visit www.renault.com.my or www.facebook.com/RenaultMalaysia.
By: Amirul Hazmi