Geraldine Read will be racing for the first time at the Malaysia Championship Series (MCS) in Sepang this weekend.
“Well, the main intention is for me to have fun and enjoy the race. I have always loved motor racing, and I am a competitive person. It has been a while since my last race, so my aim is beat personal records and finish well”, she said .
Driving a Proton Satria Neo machine in the Malaysian Touring Car (MTC) championship for cars below 1,600cc, Geraldine, who has competed in Sepang in the Sepang 1000km Endurance Race (S1K), will be racing under the Dream Chaser Racing Development Programme, which supports aspiring and talented drivers in joining competitive racing.
“I will forever be grateful to the RedBull Rookies, which launched me into the sport two years ago. It ignited a passion that can only be understood by those who have been bitten by the racing bug. This is my first venture into the Malaysian Championship Series. I am thrilled to be part of the Dream Chaser Racing Development Programme, sponsored by Privatel Privagen. I must thank them for this great opportunity, along with Momentum Autoparts who has helped prepare me with the entire set of appropriate driver’s gear for my 158cm self,” she added.
“Participating in a level playing field just adds to my competitive spirit. Although racing has been dominated by men, there is no reason why more women can’t break through that barrier. Any sport requires practice, determination and a bit of luck. Every race is a learning curve, and with more races under my belt, I can only aim to improve myself. From both S1K and the RedBull Rookies, the experience I gained was priceless, and I am looking forward to finishing well in this race,” commented Geraldine, who will also have the support of the illustrious Pentagon Racing.
While the official programme for the MCS opens on Friday with free practice sessions for the support races – the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, Hong Kong Touring Car Championship and the Caterham Championship, the MTC and Touring Production competitions open tomorrow with their own free practice and qualifying sessions. Sunday will feature two sprint races for both categories.
Sepang International Circuit (SIC), which is the event promoter and organiser for the MCS, is making special hospitality suites available for fans to enjoy the event. Special paddock passes are offered on sale at the entrance of the paddock.
The SIC team is also hosting members of the Livina Club Malaysia, who are coming in a convoy in support of the event.