Shell-Malaysia CSR activity Shell Malaysia last week held a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)event for underprivileged children and provided several young talents the opportunity of a lifetime to try out in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup (SAATC) Motorcycle Racing Series, held at China’s Zhuhai track.

Shell Malaysia recently visited underprivileged children at Yayasan Chow Kit, where they were among the approximately 3,500 children nationwide who benefited from development program supported by the company. Led by Shell Malaysia’s MD Azman Ismail, Shell donated RM140,000 to each charity foundation; for up to a grand total of RM700,000 for five charity organizations, which included Yayasan ChowKit, Budimas Charitable Foundation, Nasi Lemak Project, Persatuan Kebajikan Pendidikan Kanak-Kanak Miskin Sabah and Yayasan Kemajuan Insan Sarawak.

Part of the program’s core development functions consist of literacy tips, communications, information technology, financial classes; personality development courses, livelihood trainings and other capacity-building programs.

Earlier in July, Shell Malaysia conducted a three-day “balik kampung” campaign called “Pump 14, 16, 18” to raise contributions for the nominated charity organizations. Shell donated 1 cent for every liter of fuel pumped at its stations nationwide on 14, 16 and 18 July. The proceeds collected would go to assist the children homes.

Winners get opportunity of a lifetime at Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Series in Zhuhai

Five lucky Malaysians had the opportunity to catch the best young Asian riders in action at the fourth round of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup (SAATC) motorcycle racing championship in Zhuhai International Circuit, China, recently.

The five were Annuar bin Chik, from Selangor; Khoo Hong Lee, from Johor; Ng Hock Yong, from Johor; Ng Sow Keng, from Selangor; and Rusainy Zaman bin Jusoh, from Pulau Pinang. As Grand Prize winners of the 2015 SAATC promotion held from 1 May – 30 July, they received an all-expense paid trip to Zhuhai to lend support to the seven Malaysian riders competing in that round.

Nineteen year-old rider Adam Norrodin gave hope for a team Malaysia victory with pole position during qualifying for Race 1 but a mistake in the actual race meant that it was not to be. In Race 2, he again performed strongly and was in second position for much of the race only to finish fourth in the end.

Sixteen year-old Helmi Azman was the next best performer with 8th placing in both races followed by lanky Fakhrusy Rostam who was placed 10th. Shafiq Rasol and Azroy Anuar had missed fortunes when both crashed in the first race although the latter performed credibly by finishing in 9th place in Race 2.

A week after the Grand Prize winners had enjoyed their trip to China, Consolation prize winners were treated to a fun day out on the tracks at the Elite PLUS Speedway Go-Kart Track at Shah Alam. They were given an opportunity to go on laps on MiniGP bikes or go-karts, compliments of Shell Advance. Some of the Malaysian riders taking part in the 2015 SAATC also came for a meet-and-greet session and to train at the track.

Shell Malaysia has also recently renewed its title sponsorship of the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, having reached an agreement with Dorna Sports, the MotoGP rights holder, to support MotoGP and the Sepang International Circuit’s hosting of the Malaysia MotoGP for the 2015 and 2016 championship seasons.

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