Stratos Motorsports was formed in May 2010 by its team principal James Russell. The main goal of the team is to win as many races as it can, and to always provide the best service to its drivers. Initially the team was a relatively small outfit with only two drivers in the 2010 season and one other employee, steadily building in size to the outfit as it is today.
In its first full year in 2011, Stratos won three championship titles: the Rotax Max Challenge DD2 title, All Star Karting KF3 title, as well as the Malaysian Karting Championship Junior title. Since then, the podiums and championships have continued in go-kart races around Asia.
The team’s workshop is located in Selangor, Malaysia. We’re just 20 minutes from the Shah Alam Kart Circuit, 10 minutes from the Speedway PLUS Subang circuit, and about 30 minutes from the Sepang Karting Circuit & Sepang F1 Circuit.
Meat the Team….
James started karting in early 2001, winning multiple races and a championship in 2003. He moved on to single seaters, saloon cars and rallying up until 2010 when a lack of funds caused him to stop. During this time, and since, he worked with many teams involved in rallying, Formula cars, saloon cars and karting.
Sih Tuck Loong, Mohd Khairul Izwan & Nick Jantz
Tuck Loong, Izwan & Nick have years of go-kart technical experience.
A. Ruthirannesan a/l K. Ahsogan (Boy)
Boy has worked with us for many years, overseeing the workshop and looking after spares. On race weekends he organizes the loading of the truck and attends all events.
Daniel Woodroof is an accomplished Malaysian race car and kart driver. He started in karting where he took numerous wins together with Stratos Motorsports in the Rotax Max Challenge and Asian Kart Open Championship. In 2013 he raced in the Meritus Asia Cup in Formula BMW single-seaters taking many wins, coming 3rd in the final championship standings, and first in the Malaysian championship.
Chia Wing Hoong
Chia Wing Hoong is a Malaysian race car driver who has raced internationally for over a decade. Over his career, Wing has competed at the top levels of motorsports, which includes British F3, Formula Renault NEC & Japanese F4. Wing also had an extensive karting career in Europe & Asia. In 2017, Wing raced his first full season of karting in Asia under Stratos Motorsports where he won the Southeast Asian Championship in X30 Super Shifter.
Timothy Yeo is an experienced Malaysian racing driver who started driving at the age of 6 and has competed in karting, GT cars, drifting and single seater races all over Asia. Timothy has driver coached for leading karting teams in South East Asia since 2016 and has won multiple Malaysian Karting Championship titles, including race wins and podiums in the Rotax Asia Max Challenge and Asian Karting Open Championship.
Driver Coach including Sim Training
Naquib began his motorsports career as a simulator driver and has attained a very high level in that sport. He has since also participated in go-kart races and saloon car races.