Malaysian link to F1 contender

PETALING JAYA, Feb 11: QNet, which has been involved in motorsport through its sponsorship of teams in the Formula BMW, Formula V6 and the GP2 Asia series, has now moved into the more prestigious Formula One.

This is a natural progression, ensuring exposure for QNet on a global stage in one of the world’s most prestigious sporting arenas, through its global partnership with the Marussia Virgin Racing team.

In November last year, Malaysian entrepreneur Dato’ Vijay Eswaran, the executive chairman of the QI Group of Companies, of which QNet is a flagship subsidiary, and Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group announced a long-term partnership between Virgin and QNet.

Since 1998, QNet has been one of the foremost pioneers of the direct-selling industry throughout Asia, distributing an innovative range of lifestyle products to millions of customers around the world through its cutting-edge e-commerce platform.

In its second decade, the company is fast-emerging as a global direct-selling brand with major operations in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, and a worldwide presence in almost 30 different countries through representative offices and agency partnerships.

In addition to its strong portfolio of exclusive wellness brands – including nutrition, energy, personal care, home care and other lifestyle product categories – QNet also offers a proven business opportunity to promote the company’s products, representing the potential for an entrepreneurial business venture through network marketing.

QNet is driven by the mission of ‘Raise Yourself To Help Mankind’ (RYTHM). This philosophy is embodied within the QI Group of Companies and its widespread educational, environmental, cultural, and disaster relief philanthropic initiatives, which are enabled by its corporate social responsibility arm, the RYTHM Foundation.

Marussia Virgin Racing made its debut as Virgin Racing in the 2010 Formula One season with Branson’s Virgin Group as the title sponsor of the team.

On Nov 11, 2010, it was announced that Marussia Motors, a Russian sports car manufacturer had taken a controlling stake in the team, thus the name change to Marussia Virgin Racing from 2011 onwards.

The team will compete under a Russian racing license, becoming the second Russian team in the sport after Midland (which later became known as Force India).

The team’s new car, which is the world’s first to be designed entirely on computers and without the use of a wind tunnel, represents a big step up from the 2010 challenger and is expected to provide a better edge for drivers Timo Glock and Jerome D’Ambrosio to earn honours during the 20 races scheduled in 2011.

The QNet logo will be prominent on the front wing and rear wing endplate of the newly unveiled MVR-02 race car. It will also be positioned on the overalls of the drivers, mechanics and team members.

The QNet brand will also be prominently displayed in Marussia Virgin Racing’s garage, transporters, motorhome, and Paddock Club suite among others.

As part of the sponsorship deal, the drivers and Sir Richard Branson will also be available at selected QNet events worldwide.

For further information please contact K.P. Waran at 013-3311670, or write to kpwaran@human-equation.com.

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