Celebrity sup­port

Ac­tress Lisa Suri­hani was also in Manila to pro­mote fuel ef­fi­ciency.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE -

THE Malaysian teams at Shell Eco­marathon 2014 had a very un­likely cheer­leader in Manila – Lisa Suri­hani.

The ac­tress was there to take part in the Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driv­ing Chal­lenge, held along­side the Eco-marathon at Luneta Park in Manila, Philip­pines.

But be­fore that, Lisa made sure she vis­ited all 16 Malaysian teams, and pre­sented them a piece of batik to fur­ther fuel their ex­cite­ment.

Lisa’s chal­lenge was to drive as fuel-ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble on one litre of fuel, and she was up against TV pre­sen­ter Bianca Gon­za­lez from the Philip­pines, Sin­ga­porean ra­dio an­nouncer Jean Danker and Thai ac­tor Alex Ren­dell.

In the end, the four celebri­ties man­aged to clock up a to­tal of 218.95km on just the one litre of fuel each, with Lisa fin­ish­ing a cred­itable third in the fuel-sav­ing stakes.

Be­fore her trip to Manila, Lisa had re­ceived fuel-sav­ing lessons from Shell FuelSave am­bas­sador Fahrin Ah­mad.

“This ex­pe­ri­ence was about more than just be­ing part of the chal­lenge. I my­self learnt a few fu­el­sav­ing tips I never knew about, and I can now be more fuel ef­fi­cient and man­age my mo­tor­ing costs bet­ter.”

As for the Shell Eco-marathon stu­dent chal­lenge, Lisa said: The real stars to­day are the stu­dents. It has been my hon­our to be part of their Shell Eco-marathon ex­pe­ri­ence, and I’ve been so im­pressed by their ded­i­ca­tion and cre­ativ­ity in ap­proach­ing fu­ture en­ergy needs and chal­lenges.”

Lisa Suri­hani (sec­ond from left) with her op­po­nents at the Shell FuelSave Celebrity driv­ing Chal­lenge, (from left) Filipino TV pre­sen­ter bianca Gon­za­lez, Thai ac­tor alex ren­dell and Sin­ga­porean ra­dio an­nouncer Jean danker. Their chal­lenge was to see who could last the long­est on a sin­gle litre of fuel.

Lisa get­ting geared up for the race, which she even­tu­ally fin­ished in third place. She had taken fuel-sav­ing lessons from ac­tor and Shell FuelSave am­bas­sador Fahrin ah­mad ahead of her trip to Manila.

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