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Leg 1 ¨C Playing caution to the wind
3 SEPTEMBER 2016

Clear skies and a bit of heat meant perfect weather conditions as Leg 1 got on the way at the Pasar Besar Kuala Rompin compound this afternoon. Thousands of spectators lined the side of SS1 to watch the rally cars in action for the first time here.

As predicted, a close fight between Mohd Shazly and Amir Ahmad materialized as they took on SS2. However the pair driving the monstrous turbo charged 4WD rally machines took to the stages very cautiously. The Felda Selendang stage was very tricky, rough, technical and taxing for the cars. By the end of leg 1, Shazly leads Amir by just 43.4 seconds. Both admitting not going all out risking damage to their cars, both Shazly and Amir will be aiming to finish the rally not worrying who comes in finish first or second.

It¡¯s a different story in the 2WD category. A close 10.8 seconds separates Haji Suhaimi and Mohd Shazmie. The later,(Shazly¡¯s younger brother) returning to the championship after a short break drove his Daihatsu Detomaso 1.3 very well to keep in striking distance of Haji Suhaimi¡¯s 1.8 Proton Satria. Both enjoying the new stages but at the same time also drove cautiously to avoid disaster.

All the 10 cars made it to Pejabat Daerah Rompin for the overnight Park Ferme. Leg 2 tomorrow will be a long day for the competitors as all the cars will do a loop of 8 stages covering 203 km before ending the event late Sunday afternoon. Hope that the weather will remain at bay and provide the best possible rally action for the folks of Kuala Rompin.




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