CREST JASERI RACING TEAM
ALL SET TO ENDURE MERDEKA MILLENNIUM ENDURANCE RACE 200



KUALA LUMPUR, August 21, 2003 - A league of three extraordinary Malaysians that form the Crest Jaseri Racing Team: Dato' Mokhzani Mahathir, Executive Chairman of Jaseri Auto Eurokars; Alex Yoong, Malaysia's first FI driver; and Faizal Hakimi Jaafar, founder of the Asian Formula 2000 team, are set to put their talent together and vie for the title championship of the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race 2003.

Having participated in every Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race (or better known as MMER), the team has a track record of finishing 4th in 2000 and 1st in 2002. With encouragement from their main sponsors, Crest Petroleum Berhad and Jaseri Auto Eurokars, the team is expecting a spot on the podium by nights' end.

According to Datuk Shahril bin Shamsuddin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sapura Group of Companies, "We are delighted at the opportunity of sponsoring defending champions, the Crest Jaseri Racing Team. We believe at Sapura, learning and working together is critical to achieving success and tackling dynamic challenges. Our association with the team only highlights the core values we believe in, which are teamwork, devotion and commitment. "

The 12-hour race will begin at 10 am on August 30th and will see participants covering an estimated 1500 km. The race, that showcase the performance and reliability of the race cars, will also put the physical fitness of drivers, the trust and team work from all three committed drivers to test. The Crest Jaseri racing Team will be driving the Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup. All three drivers were brought together by their passion for racing.

Speaking on behalf of the other two drivers, Dato' Mokhzani Mahathir, Executive Chairman of Jaseri Auto Eurokars and driver of the team said, "We have been training together as a team over the past few months before and are looking forward to the excitement and thrills that are synonymous with the race. Our thanks to Crest Petroleum and Jaseri Auto Eurokars for the encouragement and support in participating in this symbolic event for Malaysia, in line with Merdeka".

While the race car is contributed by Jaseri, where conservative estimated expenses for the car and three drivers is RM180,000. Crest Petroleum adopted the team with an investment of RM100,000 while secondary sponsors Malakoff, HL Engineering and Multi- Purpose contributed to the expenses.

CREST JASERI RACING TEAM
ALL SET TO ENDURE MERDEKA MILLENNIUM FOR CHARITY

KUALA LUMPUR, August 25, 2003
-- A league of three extraordinary Malaysians that form the Crest Jaseri Racing Team : Dato' Mokhzani Mahathir, Executive Chairman of Jaseri Auto Eurokars; Alex Yoong, Malaysia's first F1 driven and Faizal Hakim Jaafar, founder of the Asian Formula 2000 team, are set to put their talent together and vie for the title championship of the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race 2003, with the aim of raising funds for charity.

Having participated in every Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race (or better known as MMER), the team has a track record of finishing 4th in 2001 and 1st in 2002.

"We are very pleased that we have received encouraging support from our sponsors in our afford to raise funds for several charitable organizations in Malaysia. We have raise over RM430,000 in these past three years and have not disappointed our sponsors by putting our best foot forward in winning some of the races," said Dato' Mokhzani Mahathir, Executive Chairman of Jaseri Auto Eurokars at the press conference.

The 12-hour race will begin at 10 am on August 30th and will see participants covering an estimated 1500km. The race, that showcase the performance and reliability of the race cars, will also put the physical fitness of drivers, the trust and team work from all three committed drivers to test. The Crest Jaseri racing Team will be driving the Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup. All three drivers were brought together by their passion for racing.

Dato' Mokhzani Mahathir said, " We have been training together as a team over the past few months and are looking forward to the excitement and thrills that are synonymous with the race. Our thanks to our sponsors for the encouragement and support in participating in this symbolic event for Malaysia in line with Merdeka and our afford to raise funds for charity".

The charities that will be benefiting from the funds raised are the Malaysian Liver Foundation, Thalassemia Association of Malaysia and Rumah Anak Yatim Bangi.

For those who are interested in doing a follow up story, the team will be having a practice session on Tuesday, August 26th, 2003 at Sepang International Circuit, Sepang at 3.00 pm. We hope to see you there!

CREST JASERI RACING TEAM HOLDING STATEMENT FOR ENDORSEMENT OF SPONSORS
We are delighted with the support and encouragement our main sponsors, Crest Petroleum Berhad and Jaseri Auto Eurokars has given us. Having carrying the name of the defending champions - Jaseri, from last year's Merdeka Endurance Race 2002, we are confident of winning this year's race.

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