Excellence in motorsports
RACE, Rally and Research, also known as R3, is the motorsports arm of the Malaysian National car maker Proton. Over the last decade, Team Proton R3 has participated in racing and rallying events across the world and in some of the toughest conditions.
In the local motorsports scene, Proton has dominated circuit racing in recent years, winning three Malaysian Super Series Championships consecutively. It also bagged the Sepang 1000 KM Challenge Trophy in 2012.
As a racing brand, Proton’s made its presence felt internationally when the team won the Asia Pacific Rally Championship in 2011 and took second place in the Super 2000 category of the World Rally Championship.
The team also won the Rally of Sweden and the Rally of Finland – two of the most iconic events in the world of rallying.
The vast experience gained by Proton from competing and winning in the global arena is shared with Proton owners through a range of R3 performance tuning parts and sporty styling accessories.
Motorsports participation is a key brand driver for Proton.
The tough and fast-paced world of motorsports is an ideal platform to physically demonstrate the performance, strength, durability and technology of its cars.
Motorsports has been a key part of the brand since its inception with the company actively participating in circuit racing since 1987.
This year, Team Proton R3 participated in both the Malaysian Super Series Championship and the Malaysian Rally Championship. Both events are premiere national motorsports championship events for circuit racing and rallying. Additionally, the team also participated in the prestigious and gruelling Sepang 1000KM Endurance Race.
Proton Satria Neo
The Satria Neo is the backbone of Proton’s motorsports success.
Its Lotus-designed chassis, compact dimensions and handling dynamics have proven to be a winning combination on the road as well as on race tracks and rally circuits across the world.
This latest interpretation of a champion, the Satria Neo R3 is the modern interpretation of the iconic Satria Gti that was launched in the late 90s.
It has a stunning sporty and stylish look in its R3 race-inspired body-kit and rims, CAMPRO CPS engine and Lotus Ride and Handling – all elements to give the driver a thrilling driving experience.
These same elements also contribute to very high levels of safety, with a strong rigid chassis for improved crash protection.
2008 Class B Champion –
Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race.
Three-time Malaysian Super Series Champion - 2011, 2012, 2013 –
Overall Champion, 2012 Sepang 1000KM Endurance Race –
Malaysian Touring Car Class.
Malaysian Touring Car Class.
Two-time Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2WD winner –
2011, 2012 – Group N Satria Neo.
Winner of Rally Malaysia 2013, 2012, 2011, 2WD Category –
N Satria Neo.
2011 Asia Pacific Rally Overall Champion –
Satria Neo S2000 rally
Second place at the 2012 Super 2000 World Rally Championship –
Satria Neo S2000 rally car
Proton Prevé R3
The Proton Prevé R3 race car is the latest competition vehicle built by Team Proton R3.
Making its race debut in the grueling Sepang 1000KM Endurance race in December 2012, the Prevé completed the race in second place overall behind the Satria Neo R3 Race Car giving Proton a one-two finish in a field of more than 50 competitors including vehicles from Honda, Suzuki, Toyota and Mazda.
The Prevé has proven to be an exceptional race car despite its large size.
It has shown amazing stability and speed through the corners and great strength and durability in the harshest of racing conditions.
Second place overall –
201 Sepang 1000KM Endurance Race
Malaysian Super Series 2013 Championship – Malaysian Touring Car Class
Second place –