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Lotus demonstration to wow Malaysia ahead of Grand Prix 31 Mar 2011

Jarno Trulli (ITA) Team Lotus T128.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 27 March 2011 Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Team Lotus signs autographs for the fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, 26 March 2011 Jarno Trulli (ITA) Team Lotus signs autographs for the fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, 26 March 2011

Ahead of next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, Lotus will whet the appetites of Formula One fans in the Asian country with a street demonstration in administrative capital Putrajaya. The showcase, which will be held on Saturday, has been organised in collaboration with the Sepang International Circuit and Team Lotus partner AirAsia.

Drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli will both be in action at the event, which will take place on a temporary track in front of Malaysia’s Palace of Justice. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabbery Cheek is expected to attend, alongside other Malaysian cabinet ministers.

“This will be the first-ever demo in Putrajaya; and this fantastic event is aimed at building the F1 excitement for the fans and to tell them the 2011 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX is coming near,” said SIC Chief Executive Officer Dato Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali.

“It is also aimed at creating the excitement of F1 and for greater awareness on the sports; bringing fans closer to the race. We also hope that it would create more interest among the motorsports fans especially at the grassroots. The event is also a special way by the team to introduce themselves to Malaysians and to create more awareness for this Malaysian-initiated team.”

In addition to the Formula One demonstration, there will be a Malaysian Super Series parade, a drift demo, a pocket bike and supermotard stunt display and a special AirAsia A320 fly past. The Malaysian Grand Prix itself will take place at Sepang from April 8-10.

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