Viper Niza Racing has been representing the Malaysia flag at numerous levels of racing around the world. From touring cars to prototypes, the race team has years of valuable experience in motorsports, and they are now ready to take the team to a whole new level. The team will soon be making an appearance in the GT racing scene as Viper Niza Racing recently announced its partnership with Aston Martin Racing Asia!
The team will be led by owner, principal and driver Douglas Khoo and longtime endurance racing partner Dominic Ang. As partners to Aston Martin Racing Asia Asia, Viper Niza Racing will be managing and providing services for customer racing programs.
“There’s no question that they (Viper Niza Racing) bring immense capabilities to this partnership together with Aston Martin Racing’s unparalleled customer racing support. We look forward to this new chapter of Viper Niza Racing and are extremely proud to be part of its journey," said Weiron Tan, Director of Aston Martin Racing Asia.
But the team will not be missing out on the action as well, as they will also be arming themselves with the latest GT3 and GT4 offerings from the brand. Both the Vantage GT3 and GT4 house the brand's latest twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine, with the GT3 offering the full-blown race car experience. But that doesn't mean the GT4 is not an exciting car to race with, as the 350kW output and 550Nm of torque will surely provide enough thrill and competitive edge on the grid.
And be ready to see the new Viper Niza Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in action really soon as they will be participating in the Thailand Super Series, which is a part of the Singapore F1 GP's support race. The race features two 25-minute sprint races around the 5.063km Marina Bay Street Circuit on Saturday and Sunday. Afterwards, they will be competing in two more rounds of the series, taking place in October and December.
“Despite Singapore being a sprint race, it will provide us with much needed seat time to shakedown and familiarize ourselves with the new car. The plan moving forward however, will be to solely focus on endurance racing events,” said Douglas.
With the Aston now in the picture, what will happen to their existing race cars? The TCR Seat Leon Cupra will still be in active duty, but unfortunately for the Ligier LMP3 prototype, the car "has come to its end as the car is no longer technically eligible to compete under current regulations."