March 2012, Colombo: Mansoor & Sons Enterprises, the official
distributors of the Power Horn energy drink in Sri Lanka announced the launch
of its very own racing team today. Titled ‘Power Horn Racing’ – the team
consists of top achievers in Sri Lanka’s motorsports industry.
“Racing is an exciting sport and complements Power
Horn quite well. We have always been on the look-out to support motor racing,
and putting together our very own team has been quite rewarding. Our team
consists of nine  racing professionals – all of whom have shown great
potential in motorsport. We are quite proud to launch this team, and look
forward to a great year of racing,” stated Mr. Tuan Mansoor Hanees, Proprietor,
Mansoor & Sons Enterprises.
Led by Nigel Perera, Power Horn Racing consists of Hafiz
Cader, Ishraq Wahab, Thiwanka Wijayasekara, Dharsha Pathirana, Ned Daniel, Prasanna
Rajakulendran, Andrew Choksy [Nigel’s co-driver] and Zakir Wahab [Ishraq’s
Addressing the gathering at the team’s launch at
Choco Luv, Nigel Perera said, “It is refreshing to finally have a corporate
interested in sponsoring a team of racers. Most racers are in it, for the
passion they have for the sport. So much so, that they go to the extent of
emptying their pockets, simply to pursue their love for the sport, however
motorsport in Sri Lanka is now on the path of development. It is in the process
of building a strong infrastructure, there can be no better time for the promotion
of any brand. Power Horn energy drink has taken a strong step to come on board
and sponsor us for this year, we are not only appreciative to them but also
promise you some fabulous racing.”
Mansoor & Sons Enterprises holds the local
distribution license for Power Horn, following a strategic partnership deal
with African Star, which is a Dubai-based conglomerate. African Star holds the
master distribution license for Power Horn in Sri Lanka. A trading company that
commenced operations in 2011, its business interests lies in stationery,
apparel and the food & beverage sectors.
Power Horn is manufactured in Poland and was
launched in 2010 and is currently available in Asia, Africa, the Far East and
the Gulf countries.