bags Malaysian Rally 2016
wet muddy stages, Team MRF¡¯s Guarav Gill picked
up where he left yesterday and tackled leg
2 with an awesome display of car control over
the muddy tracks. Overnight rain over the
stages turned the clay based roads into slushy
mud especially in the corners and braking
point. It is certainly not a place to be for
the faint hearted. ¡°There is no way the roads
are going to dry up today so I will just drive
sensibly¡± said Gaurav.
divided into 6 competitive stages and a total
of 262km made up the final day of the Malaysian
Ketomaa finished second some 9 minutes behind
Gaurav. ¡°Finishing second is bonus for us.
The Mirage R5 doesn¡¯t have the torque to
get out corners and with so many corners and
junction to negotiate it was big disadvantage
for us¡± said Jari.
only casualty of Leg 2 is Mike Young. He accidently
parked the car in a ditch on stage 9. This
elevated Yuya Sumiyama to finish 3rd. Yuya
nursed his sick Subaru Impreza through the
stages. ¡°Car is sick with many many problems.
Happy to finish¡± said Yuya.
Takale took the final spot of the classified
finishers. Not taking any risk on the slippery
stages, Sanjey drove his Subaru Impreza ever
so cautiously. He however picked up a puncture
at the very last stage but it he managed to
finish the rally.
sensation of leg 2 is the Fabian Kreim. Not
classified as a finisher after retiring yesterday,
he returned under the super rally rules. He
displayed an impressive show of talent by
pushing the Skoda Fabia R5 through the stage.
He posted fastest time on 5 of the days 6
stages. Had he not retired yesterday, he could
have won the rally easily.
is the Rally of India will take place on the
3rd of December, Round 6 and final round of
the 2016 Asia Pacific Rally Championship.