PETRONAS BRINGS F1 EXCITEMENT TO 6,500 SCIENCE STUDENTS IN PERAK

Fun-Filled Learning Experience with Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica
31 March 2009 was not just any ordinary school day, but the day the Formula One dream came true for 6,500 science students from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and some 75 secondary schools in Perak.
Not only they met with the BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica, they also had the opportunity to participate in a series of fun and exciting activities with the two Formula One stars and watch the duo in action in a special demonstration at UTP.










The event was organised by PETRONAS to bring the exciting and innovative experience of Formula One among young Malaysians in conjunction with the 2009 PETRONAS Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, which is taking place from 3 to 5 April 2009 at the Sepang F1 Circuit.

Among the 6,500 students, 500 were among the best of science stream students from 75 secondary schools within Kinta Utara, Kinta Selatan and Perak Tengah. They were invited by PETRONAS and the State's Education Department to take part in the one-day programme together with the engineering and information technology students of UTP.













In one of the activities, the 500 students were led by the F1 drivers to build the most sustainable Formula One vehicle using natural materials, such as bamboo, wood and recyclable items. No two models were alike as each group used its own unique creativity to shape the appearance of the car. The car that "traveled" the furthest was declared the winner by Heidfeld and Kubica.
These Form Four and Five students not only got the chance to interact with the two F1 drivers, they were also taught to value the natural resources and energy in everyday life, as well as the critical importance to appreciate, conserve and protect nature.Also engaged in the activity were personalities from the PETRONAS Motorsports family -including PETRONAS Formula Xperience (PFX) Racing School graduate and Team Holzer PFX driver Dominic
Ang who currently competes in the Formula BMW Pacific series, as well as the riders from the PETRONAS Sprinta Yamaha Racing Teams who compete in the domestic PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix championship and PETRONAS FIM Asian Grand Prix.


The BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers Heidfeld and Kubica, together with BMW Motorsport Director Dr Mario Theissen and Team Advisor Mr Peter Sauber, also judged for the UTP F1 Innovative Design Race Contest, which aimed at encouraging students in the university to participate in the basic design of an engineering project useful in the automotive industry, especially Formula One.
There were also exhibitions and interactive activities conducted by PETRONAS Motorsports and PETROSAINS, the science discovery centre of PETRONAS. PFX Racing School held a sharing session with the 6,000 students in UTP on the career prospects in motorsports with PETRONAS.

The one-day programme was designed to bridge the fast-paced world of motorsports and education, giving the opportunity to the 6,500 students to take a closer look at Formula One with an underlying aim of nurturing their interest in science and technology.

Honda icon AT menarik





























Trend positif serta sambutan pengguna yang menggalakan terhadap motosikal transmisi automatik (AT) menjadi petanda baik bagi Boon Siew Honda.
Matlamat Boon Siew Honda ialah untuk menerajui segmen AT yang sedang berkembang menerusi pengenalan Honda icon. Sesi tunggang uji media Selasa 24 Mac lepas yang bermula di Pusat Keselamatan Tunggangan Honda di Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang menuju ke Bandar Tasik Bukit Merah. Dalam perjalanan pergi balik yang melibatkan hampir dua jam, Icon menunjukkan kemampuan dan kredibilitinya sebagai sebuah medium pengangkutan yang mempunyai kelebihan tersendiri. Enjin 108cc dengan transmisi V-matic automatik, skuter kecil ini mempunyai daya tahan yang tinggi untuk dikerahketahap maksimum sepanjang perjalanan. Tangki petrolnya juga kecil, hanya menampung 3.5 liter sahaja pada satu masa. Jika ditunggang secara purata pada kelajuan maksimumnya iaitu pada bacaan meter sekitar 100kmj, satu tangki penuh mampu menghartungi lebihkurang 70km perjalanan. Model mesra penunggang ini direka untuk mengembalikan semula keseronokan menunggang. Penunggang dijamin menikmati prestasi yang lebih lancar, kendalian mudah dengan penjimatan minyak terbukti sebanyak lapan peratus berbanding dengan model-model pesaingnya yang lain. Penjimatan dapat dicapai hasil teknologi moden enjin Honda yang bukan sahaja cekap, malah bertenaga.Transmisi auto V-Matic Hondayang maju memanfaatkan "drive- and driven-pulleys" dengan tali sawat V berprestasi tinggi. Transmisi kuasa yang lancar ini bukan sahaja memastikan prestasi terbaik pada setiap kelajuan enjin (rpm), rnalah ia turut mengurangkan bunyi enjin dan tahap pelepasan ekzos jauh di bawah Standard Pelepasan Asap di Malaysia.



Penunggang icon sudah pasti akan menghargai kerangka baru yang dipertingkatkan. Jarak gandar kini lebih pendek tetapi tempat letak kaki yang lebih luas sesuai dengan saiz fizikal penunggang. Untuk mencapai kestabilan secara keseluruhan, semua bahagian elektrikal diselaraskan ke bahagian tengah motosikal bagi memastikan imbangan berat yang lebih baik dan pusat graviti yang lebih rendah. Demi mempertingkatkan tahap keselamatan, Honda icon baru ini dilengkapi SuisTongkat Kaki Sisi yang mematikan enjin secara automatik apabila tongkatnya diturunkan. Brek "Parking" khas merupakan satu lagi inovasi keselamatan Honda yang menghalang motosikal tersebut dari bergerak apabila enjinnya dihidupkan.
Honda icon juga dilengkapi dengan Sistem Kunci Berpenutup Anti-Kecurian yang unik untuk keselamatan tambahan. Honda Icon juga tidak ketinggalan dalam aspek gaya, malah ia pasti menarik perhatian ramai. Ciri-ciri hebatnya termasuk lampu depan kristal pelbagai pemantul yang amat terang, warna badan dua tona dan unsur grafik menarik, lampu belakang yang bergaya, paparan kelajuan yang mudah dibaca serta rim sport lima jejari. Satu lagi ciri hebatnya ialah suspensi monoshock sisi yang tahan lasak dan memberi kendalian yang responsif berbanding dengan sistem suspensi dua |aras yang biasa. Ciri-ciri lain meliputi peredam sporty, kebuk U-mini dengan penutup, konsol kebuk dalaman, cangkuk utiliti dan brek cakera depan. Honda icon boleh didapati dalam lima pilihan warna iaitu Merah Jambu Angelika, Merah Euforia, Biru Lincah Metalik, Hitam Mutiara Magelanik dan Putih Mutiara Gilap. Harga atas jalan yang disyorkan untuk Honda icon ialah RM4,688. Honda icon adalah model pertama di Malaysia yang memberi jaminan dua tahun atau 20,000km - bukti jaminan kualiti dan kebolehpercayaan yang unggul. Untuk keterangan lanjut, sila hubungi Boon Siew Honda di talian 04-2613422.







































"Twin-Towers" Pulau Pinang.



Gangguan bekalan air enam hari KL & sekitar

KUALA LUMPUR: Gangguan bekalan air berjadual akan berlaku di beberapa kawasan di Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor mulai 27 Mac hingga 1 April ini bagi kerja pemasangan strainer, injap di beberapa kawasan Kuala Lumpur,Selangor Kenyataan Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), menyebut antara kawasan di Wilayah Gombak yang terbabit ialah Taman Keramat Permai(AU1), Taman Keramat AU2, Taman Keramat AU3, Taman Keramat AU4, Taman Keramat AU5. Seluruh Flat Jalan Enggang, seluruh Jalan Enggang Timur, seluruh Jalan Enggang, Keramat Wangsa, seluruh Kelompok Menara PKNS, Ukay Perdana dan Kampung Kemensah.
Bagi wilayah Kuala Lumpur, kawasan terbabit adalah Jalan Padang Tembak, Jalan Semarak, Jalan Kent, Jalan Gurney, Kementah, Pulapol, Wisma Tanah, JUPEM, Felda, UTM, Pusat Latihan Telekom, Jalan Ampang Hilir, JalanU-Thant, Taman Pandan Jaya, Taman Cempaka, Taman Bakti, Taman Nirwana, Taman Putra Sulaiman, Taman Cahaya. Taman Pandan Cahaya, Taman Dagang, Taman Shamelin, Taman Tenaga, Taman Miharja, Taman Kobena, Bandar Tasik Permaisuri, Kawasan Desa Pandan, Taman Cheras Utama, Taman Pandan Perdana, Taman Kencana, Taman Pandan Indah, Taman Pandan Komersial, Kawasan Pandan Utama dan Pandan Mewah. Gangguan disebabkan kerja pemasangan strainer dan injap altitude di kolam sedut AU3 baru bermula 27 Mac jam 8 malam hingga 7 pagi keesokannya.
Kawasan di Wilayah Petaling yang mengalami gangguan pada hari sama ialah keseluruhan USJ 1 hingga USJ 27, Sime UEP Subang Jaya, Putra Bestari, Keseluruhan Taman Perindustrian USJ, Jalan Jurutera-Puchong, Kampung Kenangan-Puchong, Kampung Sri Langkas-Puchong.
Gangguan di Wilayah Petaling disebabkan pemasangan Water Balance Meter di paip MS berhampiran kolam Sime UEP, Petaling. Ia bermula jam 5 petang sehingga 9 pagi keesokannya.
Gangguan di Wilayah Sepang, Wilayah Petaling dan Wilayah Kuala Langat bermula 31 Mac jam 5 petang hingga 8.30 pagi keesokannya, disebabkan kerja Water Balance Meter di paip MS di Jalan Batu 18, Sungai Rasau, Sepang dan pemasangan Water Balance Meter di paip MS di Jalan Kampung Sungai Rasau, Sepang.
Wilayah Sepang yang terbabit adalah IOI Marriot Hotel, Ibu Pejabat Lembaga Lebuhraya, UNITEN, IKRAM, Depoh SHELL, Taman Meranti Indah-Puchong, Kg Sg Rasau-Puchong, Kg Pulau Sebok-Puchong, Taman Putra Perdana-Puchong. Taman Nusa Putra-Puchong, Taman Mas-Puchong, Desa Air Hitam-Puchong, Taman Meranti Jaya-Puchong, Taman Tasik Prima-Puchong, Taman Impiana-Puchong, Taman Impian Saujana-Puchong, Taman Kipark-Puchong dan Kawasan Puchong Dalam/Pulau Meranti-Puchong.
Wilayah Petaling yang turut terbabit adalah Hospital Serdang dan Taman Tekali dan di Wilayah Kuala Langat di Saujana Putra.
Untuk maklumat lanjut, pengguna boleh menghubungi Pusat Perkhidmatan Pelanggan (PUSPEL) menerusi talian bebas tol 1-800-88-5252 atau menghantar khidmat pesanan ringkas (SMS) dengan menaip PUSPEL jarak dan aduan ke 39222, atau melayari laman web SYABAS di www.syabas.com.my

GT 128 – TRANSFORMASI GENERASI TERKINI MODENAS


Album gambar GT di sini/view pics here
GT 128 – TRANSFORMASI GENERASI TERKINI MODENAS
Motosikal dan Enjin Nasional Sdn. Bhd. (MODENAS), hari ini melancarkan motosikal model terbaru MODENAS GT 128 yang menampilkan satu transformasi dari segi rekabentuk yang berbeza dari model-model yang telah diperkenalkan sebelum ini.
Pada bulan September 2006, MODENAS telah memperkenalkan Motosikal X-Cite di pasaran. Motosikal dengan kuasa enjin 130cc ini disokong oleh rakan kongsi Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. dan menepati tahap piawaian EURO 2. Ia telah terbukti sebagai enjin yang tahan lasak, penjimatan petrol yang amat tinggi dan mesra alam. Motosikal ini juga merupakan antara model yang terlaris bagi pasaran eksport Modenas terutamanya di negara Greece dan Iran.
Hari ini, mereka merealisasikan satu lagi model baru yang merupakan satu transformasi dari Modenas untuk generasi terkini dengan penggunaan enjin 130cc yang dilengkapi teknologi Kawasaki. Projek model ini dinamakan P507, telah mula dibangunkan seawal tahun 2006 dan telah melalui ujian-ujian yang getir oleh jurutera-jurutera tempatan Modenas untuk meyakinkan lagi tahap kualiti dan kualiti rekabentuk. Modenas juga telah mendapat ujian khusus dari Kawasaki Thailand dan telah mendapat pengiktirafan daripada pihak mereka.
Model ini mempunyai kadar penjimatan petrol yang amat tinggi iaitu hampir 65km perjalanan untuk setiap liter. Melalui ujian yang telah dijalankan ke atas motosikal ini, setiap tangki penuh mampu mencapai jarak perjalanan dari Kuala Lumpur ke Bukit Merah (Perak Utara) ataupun dari Kuala Lumpur ke Kluang, Johor dengan purata meter kelajuan 80km/jam.
Model ini juga dilengkapi brek cakera hadapan dan belakang untuk kuasa membrek yang lebih sempurna dan selamat, rim sport untuk pengendalian motosikal yang lebih cekap dan kelihatan bergaya, panel paparan elektronik dengan penunjuk aras untuk petrol, keupayaan bateri dan minyak enjin. Selain itu, ia juga dilengkapi dengan Meter RPM beranalog dan Pengesan Posisi Pendikit Minyak (Throttle Positioning Sensor) yang berupaya mengoptimumkan penggunaan bahan api serta lampu yang lebih terang dan lebar. Ianya juga menampilkan empat corak warna menarik iaitu oren uranium, hijau kriptonia, silver (perak) titanium dan putih millenia serta grafik yang mampu menepati citarasa golongan sasaran di antara 25 hingga 35 tahun yang mahukan keterampilan sporti, berani dan berevolusikan generasi terkini.
Bagi tahun kewangan 2009/10, MODENAS telah mensasarkan jumlah jualan sebanyak 65 ribu unit dengan peningkatan sebanyak 9% iaitu 60 ribu unit untuk pasaran tempatan dan 5 ribu unit untuk pasaran eksport.
“Sokongan daripada semua pihak terhadap produk keluaran MODENAS dalam membantu kami membina satu imej yang tersendiri bertepatan dengan slogan kami kali ini ‘TRANSFORMASI GENERASI TERKINI’, ujar Encik Abdul Harith bin Abdullah, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif MODENAS dalam ucapan beliau di majlis tersebut.
Majlis Pelancaran telah disempurnakan oleh YBhg. Datuk Hj. Mohd. Khamil Jamil, Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan DRB-HICOM Berhad dan diiringi oleh YBhg Dato’ Syed Mohammad Aidid bin Syed Murtaza, Pengerusi MODENAS. Turut hadir ialah Ahli-Ahli Pengurus Kanan Kumpulan DRB-HICOM Berhad dan Lembaga Pengarah Modenas / EMOS. Harga jualan model MODENAS GT 128 ini ialah RM4,888.00

2009 MotoGP Provisional Entry List





FIM Announcement - 2009 MotoGP Provisional Entry List
Tuesday, March 17th
FIM Announcement
Motogp
Rider Nation Team Machine
3 DANI PEDROSA SPA REPSOL HONDA TEAM HONDA
4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO ITA REPSOL HONDA TEAM HONDA
5 COLIN EDWARDS USA MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 YAMAHA
7 CHRIS VERMEULEN AUS RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP SUZUKI
14 RANDY DE PUNIET FRA LCR HONDA MOTOGP HONDA
15 ALEX DE ANGELIS RSM SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI HONDA
24 TONI ELIAS SPA SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI HONDA
27 CASEY STONER AUS DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM DUCATI
33 MARCO MELANDRI ITA HAYATE RACING TEAM KAWASAKI
36 MIKA KALLIO FIN PRAMAC RACING DUCATI
46 VALENTINO ROSSI ITA FIAT YAMAHA TEAM YAMAHA
52 JAMES TOSELAND GBR MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 YAMAHA
59 SETE GIBERNAU SPA GUINEA ECUATORIAL TEAM DUCATI
65 LORIS CAPIROSSI ITA RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP SUZUKI
69 NICKY HAYDEN USA DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM DUCATI
72 YUKI TAKAHASHI JPN SCOT RACING TEAM MOTOGP HONDA
88 NICCOLO CANEPA ITA PRAMAC RACING DUCATI
99


JORGE LORENZO


SPA


FIAT YAMAHA TEAM


YAMAHA

Melandri: Kontrak setahun dengan Hayate Racing




Marco Melandri akan bertanding dalam musim 2009 season sebagai rider Hayate Racing rider dengan perjanjian satu-penunggang-satu-tahun. Kontrak awalnya dengan Kawasaki telah dibatalkan, dan kontrak baru ini disediakan sejurus sebelum penutupan penyertaan MotoGP musim ini, dan dia akan menunggang jentera ZX-RR tanpa sokongan dari pengeluar nya, Kawasaki.

“The contract with Kawasaki has been cancelled. I had to make a big financial sacrifice, but the most important thing that I wanted was to find trust,” he said on Thursday morning, just over a week on from his first testing appearance of 2009 in Qatar.



“I have nothing to lose. One month ago I had one foot outside the World Championship, and now I have a team that is working solely for me. My motivation is this, and to show Kawasaki that they made a mistake in choosing to pull out their factory support.”

His future confirmed, next on Melandri’s agenda is finding solutions to some of the problems experienced in Qatar. Although he was some way off the fastest riders at the test, the Hayate Racing man has pinpointed what he thinks are the big factors slowing him down. He put 80% of the time differential down to a rear grip issue that has been a persistent thorn in the side of those riding the Ninja ZX-RR, a difficulty that he admits may not be resolved within the month.

“We weren’t fast in Qatar; that’s a fact. The bike did make a good impression on me though. I don’t know how much it will be possible to improve it before the start of the season, but the team have assured me that they will be making a big effort until the end of March,” the former World Championship runner-up continued.

Melandri has experienced two difficult seasons with Honda and Ducati, respectively, in 2007-2008. Vocal about any disappointments and brutally honest, much interest will focus on how he reacts to a bike with which he does not expect to be pushing for the podium, but for the moment he is not looking too far ahead.

“I’ve heard about not getting any factory support, but I believe in the work that has been done up to now. If the bike improves then I think that I can keep up. Obviously if I’m coming in last every Sunday then it will be hard to deal with, but I don’t want to think so far into the future.”

Perubahan Kalendar MotoGP 2009





Grand Prix Hungary yang dijadualkan pada 20 September telah dibatalkan pada tahun ini. Oleh itu FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix akan diadakan bagi 17 pusingan sahaja tahun 2009 ini, dan Hungarian Grand Prix akan dikembalikan dalam kalendar 2010.

Kalendar Terkini 2009

Tarikh Grand Prix Litar
April 12th* Qatar Losail
April 26th Japan Motegi
May 3rd Spain Jerez
May 17th France Le Mans
May 31st Italy Mugello
June 14th Catalunya Catalunya
June 27th** Netherlands Assen
July 5th*** United States Laguna Seca
July 19th Germany Sachsenring
July 26th Great Britain Donington Park
August 16th Czech Republic Brno
August 30th Indianapolis Indianapolis
September 6th San Marino & Riviera di Rimini Misano
October 4th Portugal Estoril
October 18th Australia Phillip Island
October 25th Malaysia Sepang
November 8th Valencia Ricardo Tormo - Valencia

* Perlumbaan malam
** Perlumbaan Sabtu
*** Kelass MotoGP sahaja

2009 Petronas Cub Prix

2009 CUB PRIX FOCUSES ON STRENGTHENING FUNDAMENTALS













The PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship returns for its 16th season with a brand new name, logo and announcements of new developments that are aimed at strengthening the fundamentals of the sport.
Chief amongst the changes for 2009 is the shift from 125cc to the 130cc in the Expert category, the premiere class of the PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship. This bold move comes only a year after the Expert Class had been upgraded to the 125cc platform.


However, Ron Hogg, Promotions Director of Safe Aim Mutual Sdn Bhd explained that, "The 125cc class had always been meant to be a transitory class. The 130cc platform, which ensures fairer competition between the manufacturers, was always the main objective. By doing so, we expect Malaysian riders to become even more competitive in international meets against our neighboring countries, Thailand and Indonesia, that are already racing on this platform. On top of that, this move will open up opportunities for more transfer of technology between the three countries, in effect, lowering the cost of R&D as a whole."

The age-ceiling in the WIRA epg class will be lowered from 19 to 17 years old and restricted to private teams only. This is in line with the vision for the class since its inception in 2002. This class is a crucial instrument in the drive to bring young talents into the sport and its success has been highly visible. As of 2008, 35% of the Cub Prix grid is comprised of riders 18 years old and younger.
The Champions are also getting younger with every passing season. Last year, Abdul Muhaimin Roslan became the youngest ever Novice Champion. He was only 17 years old when he took the title. Another good example is Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah who became the youngest Yamaha Asean Cup Novice Champion last year.
More importantly, the WIRA epg class will now be restricted to private teams only. To elaborate, the Giants such as team Maju, Raceline, Ah Hong, SCK, Honda Racing, Yuzy Racing, YY Pang, and their peers will no longer be exerting their influence in this class. This policy will encourage the creation of more new teams and new players in Cub Prix which will, in turn, lead to more opportunities for new riders to get involved in the Championship.
The 2009 PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship will also introduce a new privateer class to be run alongside the three open-make categories and the two one-make races which are the Yamaha 135LC Challenge and the Honda Icon Challenge Cup. This new class will use the same technical specifications as that of the WIRA epg category and is restricted to privateers only.
The Championship will also see a number of changes in its calendar this season with the addition of new host venues such as Alor Setar. "We have to take into account the economic realities that the entire industry is facing these days. The high running and operating costs involved in organizing these rounds, for the industry as a whole, has forced us to explore alternative options that will allow us to continue the momentum."

However, Ron stressed that the passion for motorsports ignited in Sabah and Sarawak will not be neglected. "We will endeavour to build on what we have been able to achieve over the past few years in Sabah and Sarawak. As an alternative, Cub Prix is currently tabling a subsidy scheme for riders from Sabah and Sarawak who have confirmed their participation in the entire season. Details of this supplementary programme will be released at a later date," he said by way of explanation.
Beginning this year, AAM will be giving out free racing boots to deserving young Novice Privateers. These riders will be identified from three Championships - the PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship, the Malaysian Super Series and the Johor Series. This programme that AAM has embarked on is not just a one-off thing. Instead, it will be an annual affair. No doubt, there is a lot more to be done, but this is a step in the right direction towards encouraging more newcomers to join the sport.
Round 1 of the 2009 PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship will kick off this March 20 at Alor Setar, Kedah.



2009 RACE CALENDAR

Round Venue Date
1 Alor Setar, Kedah 20 & 21 March
2 Kluang, Johor 18 & 19 April

3 Kuala Terengganu 8 & 9 May
4 Kota Bharu, Kelantan 19 & 20 June
5 Sepang Circuit, Selangor 11 & 12 July
6 Batu Kawan, Penang 1 & 2 August
7 TBC 15 & 16 August
8 Kangar, Perlis 1 0 & 1 1 October
9 TBC 14 & 15 November
10 Sepang Circuit, Selangor 5 & 6 December



BMW lancar 3 model baru 2009

3 model baru BMW untuk 2009 dilancar malam ini di Auto Bavaria B.Bintang.

HP2
RM163,180.50





























































K300S TriColour
RM124,321.25

















K1300S
RM122,321.25























K1300
R
RM123,321. 25

Aprilia JuniorGP Graduation

Program Aprilia JuniorGP sudah sampai kepenghujungnya bagi sesi ini.