JV Motorsport’s Perodua Myvi G3 makes historical past as the first Myvi to complete the Sepang S1K – P10 in SP2 V class
Historical past was made at this yr’s Sepang 1000KM (S1K) when JV Motorsport entered a third-generation Perodua Myvi, marking the primary time a Myvi participated and accomplished the native endurance race.
Pushed by Fariqe Hairuman, Faiz Sulaiman and Shafiq Rosli, the JV Motorsport Myvi ran for eight hours and 35 minutes earlier than finishing the race, taking tenth place within the SP2 V class (previously often known as SP2), and thirty eighth place total. The 2022 version of the S1K noticed a complete 68 vehicles set off at 9.30am final Sunday (November 20), though 13 vehicles did not cross the end line when the race ended at round 6pm the identical day.
The JV Motorsport Myvi is a pre-facelift AV variant powered by an unmodified 1.5 litre engine paired with a four-speed automated transmission, the latter stuffed with Titaniumatic Automated Transmission Fluid by JV Auto Lube to fulfill the stresses of endurance racing.
Whereas the drivetrain is inventory, the crew did make some modifications like swapping out the manufacturing unit suspension for a brand new set by native outfit F Tuned Racing, whereas the entrance brakes are provided by NThree. To fulfill FIA security laws, the Myvi additionally will get a rollcage, a fireplace extinguisher and a kill swap.
Previous to the beginning of the primary race, the three drivers managed to set a median time of three minutes 0.567 seconds in qualifying on Friday (November 18), which was faster than some Honda Jazz, Toyota Vios and Suzuki Swift vehicles competing within the SP2 V and SP2 G class.
The time earned the Myvi the forty ninth spot on the beginning grid, and following the tip of qualifying, all put on and tear parts had been changed with authentic Perodua elements provided by DMM Efficiency, which is the motorsports division of Perodua’s largest distributor in Malaysia, DMM Gross sales.
In response to the drivers, the Myvi isn’t the quickest when in comparison with different vehicles on observe, significantly within the straights. Nonetheless, it was nonetheless aggressive sufficient and the automobile met the chequered flag with no incidents. That is regardless of demanding climate circumstances on the Sepang Worldwide Circuit (SIC) on the day that demanded correct warmth administration of parts.
The crew additionally took benefit of a security automobile incident to achieve place, and by the tip of the race, it managed to finish 158 laps. By comparability, the Toyota Vios within the increased MTC class pushed by Tengku Djan Ley and Naquib Azlan from the Toyota Gazoo Racing Malaysia crew managed 181 laps.
JV Motorsport initially got down to solely full the S1K with a Myvi, however the crew exceeded its personal expectations with a P10 end in school and P38 total. The crew says it plans to participate in subsequent yr’s S1K and is at the moment in talks with SIC so its Myvi can compete within the 2023 Malaysia Championship Collection (MCS) with a guide transmission. We want all of them the most effective.