22 November 2016
of Perak will be the host state for the Final round of the
Malaysian Rally Championship 2016. As in the past, the rally
stages in Perak features fast flowing and technical stages
which can catch out even the experienced drivers. This year
the Rally HQ moves from the state capitol, Ipoh to the center
of the state (Perak Tengah) district town of Seri Iskandar.
Known as the ¡°University Town¡± with Universiti Teknologi
Petronas, Universiti Teknologi MARA and Kolej Professional
MARA located within the district. It¡¯s going to be an interesting
weekend for the folks of Seri Iskandar to see the Malaysian
Rally Championship right at their doorstep.
During the two day of competition, competitors will cover
a total distances of 490 KMs with 170km of highspeed rallying
stages which divided into 12 special stages around the Risda
Bukit Kota and PPPNP plantations. However, it won¡¯t be easy
this year as the rally stages could be wet and muddy due to
unpredictable weather towards the end of the year. Do expect
plenty of drama during the two days.
The rally of Perak has attracted some 18 competitors and
will be flagged off in Seri Manjung, Saturday. A notable entry
includes Mohd Shazly, Mohd Rafizal, Hj Suhaimi and Karamjit
Singh. They are expected to take on the roads in Perak as
fast as they can as if their lives depended on it. Overall
and class winners of the championship will also be decided
after the competitors complete the final 490km on the Championship.
There will be plenty of high speed action to watch!
Rallying is form of motorsport which literally allows spectators
to touch the cars as it passes. Unlike circuit racing where
you have to buy tickets and confined to the grandstand, rallying
can be watch by the road side or walk into the estates to
find the best possible spots. You maybe bitten by insects,
soaked in mud and water and coloured in dust but that is the
thrill of rallying. Then there is the service park an area
where at time rallies are won and lost. There times where
cars come into the service parks battered and damaged but
after 20 minutes it¡¯s ready to be driven flat out again.
The combination of driver and co-driver, car and crew with
the least cumulative time wins a rally.