QuestNet™-sponsored Grand Prix 2 motorsport ambassadors Team Malaysia QI-MeritusMahara.com and supporters recently gave crowds a good show at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in the lead-up to the coming weekend’s GP2 and F1 races.
After the recent 2010 GP2 Asia Series held at BIC, Team Malaysia QI-MeritusMahara.com is in fourth position of the championship. Italian team driver Luca Filippi is fourth with 16 points and American team mate Alexander Rossi with 10 points is seventh.
Filippi had an extremely successful race on Friday [26 Feb 2010], taking 2nd place on the podium, although the 18-year-old teammate, Rossi, faced mix fortunes when his car was retired for safety reasons. On day two Filippi ended in 18th position, while Rossi faced more bad luck when he had to retire early due to a collision with another car.
This is the third year since inception of the GP2 Asia Racing Series that the QuestNet™ sponsored team was competing.
The third round of races was supported by hundreds of QuestNet™ fans who were clearly identifiable by their red QuestNet™ and Team Malaysia QI-MeritusMahara.com branded T-shirts – and vocal team spirit.
Although these supporters’ favourite team had to brace unforeseen events their spirits remained at full throttle and could be heard and seen all around BIC.
The week preceding this round of races was a hive of activity as QuestNet™ ended a Middle East road show in Bahrain in the run up to the following race weekend at BIC. The road show promoted its brand and support for GP2 – and motorsport in general – in the region.
QuestNet™ – a Hong-Kong-based direct selling brand with global operations (covering, among others, the Middle East, Africa and Asia) and a team sponsor, kicked off the road show in Doha during December last year. The road show, which also allowed enthusiasts the thrill of motorsport up-close and personal in their home cities, was extended to Jeddah, Riyadh, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and finally to Bahrain.
QuestNet™ spokesperson, Khaled Diab, General Manager: QuestNet Middle East General Trading L.L.C., said that the road show presented the company an opportunity to stay in touch with the general public, QuestNet™ independent representatives (IRs) throughout the Middle East, while also interacting with the communities in which they operate.
“For example,” he said, “we kicked off our visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain with a Press conference about the upcoming GP2 race at the start of the week, and following that we visited pupils at the Ecole Francaise De Bahrein (French School of Bahrain) on Monday, 22 February, as an initiative to educate children about motor sport.
“The team’s founder, Peter Thompson, and QuestNet™ officials answered questions from hundreds of enthusiastic school pupils and shared some first-hand knowledge about Grand Prix racing.”
Diab added that 500 tickets to watch the races at BIC as guests of QuestNet™ were handed out to the school’s pupils – courtesy of BIC. The children attended the races in QuestNet™-branded T-shirts.
Later in the week about 2,000 QuestNet™ IRs assembled at the Muharraq Basketball arena as part of a Network Services Seminar. The group was addressed by a number of speakers sharing information and knowledge on a range of topics relating to motorsport and networking techniques.
The evening also saw a number of awards being bestowed on excelling IRs, with one of the prize-winners who lives in Bahrain receiving a trip to Malaysia and a laptop.
Diab concluded: “We are looking forward to the next round of races to be held during the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend on 12 to 14 March, and hopefully we will have fewer troubles to overcome.”
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