Datuk @Jamilsalleh88 w/ @nabiljeffri during Nabil's short visit to KBS. Nabil's new helmet with KBS logo! Awesome! pic.twitter.com/YqS7zbiinQ
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THIS will be a season when Nabil Jan Al Jeffri needs to prove he can make it to the top and the 20-year-old starts the season aiming for the German F3 Cup title.
Having confirmed his drive with champions Lotus Motopark and extended his contract as a Petronas Talent Programme driver, Nabil believes the structure is in place for a title challenge this year.
"The expectations are for a top three finish in the championship, but I have to aim higher. I'm going for the title," said Nabil, who leaves for Germany today.
With an eight-day pre-season test programme lined up for him at the Oschersleben Circuit, the Lausitzring and the Nurburgring, Nabil will have sufficient preparation before Round One at Oschersleben on April 26-28.
"The car seems better, but we'll surely make more improvements during testing," said Nabil, who finished seventh in the championship last year driving for Italian outfit Eurointernational.
Nabil moved to the German F3 Cup last season after finishing third in the JK Racing Asia Championship in 2012.
He will have company in compatriot Tan Weiron, who makes his German F3 Cup debut this season with Van Amersfoort Racing.
"I've also switched to Lotus Motopark, which is the team that swept the top three positions in the championship last year. So the whole package is better," said Nabil.
"I will be better prepared with two days of testing each at Oschersleben, Nurburgring and Lausitzring.
"The preparation this time around is much better."
Nabil will have 21-year-old Colombian Andres Mendez for company on board the Lotus Motopark team this season, but expects to have the upper hand over his new teammate.
"We should be up there battling for top three positions from the start.
"But for sure, I want to start winning races this season and aim for the title," said Nabil.
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