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.