Italian rally driver Giandomenico Basso tested the Proton Satria Neo S2000 on Tarmac in the Liguria region of Italy. The four-time IRC event winner said he enjoyed the experience and he would seriously consider driving for the Malaysian team in this year’s IRC (Intercontinental Rally Challenge).
Giandomenico Basso – Proton Satria Neo S2000 – Tarmac Test
Giandomenico Basso – Proton Satria Neo S2000 – Tarmac Test – Onboard
“It was very stable and well balanced,” said Basso. “We planned to use a road that I am familiar with as a benchmark to see how this car compared with other Super 2000 cars I have driven in the past. Unfortunately that road was covered in snow so we went to a different road instead. But there was definitely potential with the car and I enjoyed working with the team. They made me feel very welcome, they worked very hard and I was impressed with their approach.”
He added, “I would like to come back to the IRC. That is my focus and that is the championship I enjoy. Nothing has been formally agreed but if PROTON propose me something I would think very seriously about accepting it.”
Proton Motorsports has confirmed Swedish PG Andersson for IRC events this season but has yet to finalize its second driver.