REPAC will organize the REPAC Route To Le Mans, a very accessible national race series for entry level local teams to pursue their racing passion and develop their race-craft. Winners of this series would be invited to campaign as a team in the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup for the following season. REPAC and the Asian Le Mans will both support their progression into the Sprint Cup.
REPAC will also expose the exciting world of the Asian Le Mans to its programme members through its important network of automotive businesses and build the Malaysian fan base for the series.
The cooperation between the Asian Le Mans and REPAC will also contribute towards enhancing Malaysia’s automotive & motorsport industry ecosystem by encouraging local technology development particularly on energy efficiency and to provide access to the Asian market.
In addition, as part of social responsibility, REPAC will leverage on this partnership to raise awareness on safe & responsible driving through special programmes and courses during the REPAC Route To Le Mans events.
Jaafar Fareed, CEO, REPAC: “I am very delighted to be a part of the Asian Le Mans and the Le Mans family. The aim of this partnership is to provide the ladder for Malaysian motorsport talents to reach the pinnacle of endurance racing and to assist the Malaysia automotive industry to raise competitiveness through technical and commercial initiatives with the Asian Le Mans. This is also aligned to Malaysia’s National Automotive Policy 2014 which aims to transform Malaysia into the regional hub for Energy Efficient Vehicles. I look forward to a long and exciting relationship with the Asian Le Mans.”
Cyrille Taesch Wahlen, Asian Le Mans Managing Director: ”I am very happy that we secured that partnership with REPAC. It will give Malaysian teams and drivers the opportunity to step in the Asian Le Mans environment as well as exposing our brand through the REPAC networks and towards hundred thousands of people in the country.”
REPAC is a private entity established in collaboration with the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), an agency under the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade & Industry. REPAC manages the locally manufactured parts and components supply network within the local automotive supply chain ecosystem through aftermarket retailing programme, and is aligned to Malaysia’s National Automotive Policy 2014 agenda of raising Malaysia’s industry competitiveness and transformation into a regional hub for Energy Efficient Vehicles.