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