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Brothers clean sweep
4 SEPTEMBER 2016

Shazly and little brother Shazmie took the time to tediously prepare and planned for the event a month before bared fruit when the pair emerged victorious overall for round 2 of the Malaysian Rally Championship in Kuala Rompin last Sunday. Shazmies win was made even sweeter as his 1.6 Daihatsu Charade Detomaso had a complete engine rebuild in 2 days after it blew during shakedown. All hands off appreciation were to the boys from IKBN Motorsports Academy who tirelessly worked on the 2 cars throughout the event.

The second and final day took the competitors 8 stages covering 203 over loose rough ball bearing surfaces. Without any treat of rain the competitors blasted throughout the stages amidst the local Kuala Rompin scenery.

In the 4WD category the duel between Shazly and Amir Ahmad didnĄŻt materialized as Amir AhmadĄŻs challenged faded after stage 7 as his Satria 4WD developed mysterious problems. This left Shazly a clear path to record his second straight victory 6 minutes clear from the rest of the field. Amir did finish the rally in second but just by the skin of his teeth as a pumped up Shazmie and his little Detomaso recorded impressive times to finished in 3rd spot just 53 seconds behind Amir.

Hj Suhaimi Cyco was unable to catch Shazime had to settle in fourth spot a full minute behind. The sole Perodua Kelisa of Mohd Henzee Hamzah finish an impressive 5th place and 1st in class P9, he was well ahead of other competitors in the class. Known for his experience and exploits in circuit racing and is currently a Honda Malaysia works driver, its Mohd Henzee first ever rally and itĄŻs an outstanding achievment. M Ikhsan, Mohd Shafiq, Musa Sabaruddin and Cepot rounded up the 9 classiffied finishers of the rally. The only casualty of the rally is the unfortunate Mohd Yazzed. He was caught out by at a tricky high speed corner and gate post went off the road.

Both Yazee and his new co-driver Muhammad Arif were unhurt but the same couldnĄŻt be said about his Satria.

The second round of the Malaysian Rally Championship or The rally of Pahang ended with a positive note. The local authorities provided the much needed help to the rally organizes ensuring the event ran like clockwork. The Rally of Pahang might be featured again in the championship for many years to come.

In October the Malaysian Rally Championship heads south for round 3 of the championship. It will be a different challenge all together for the event is also part of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship. Congrats to all the competitors and all the best for preparing the next event.




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