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MRC Round 2
9 AUGUST 2017

Round 2 of the 2017 Malaysian Rally Championship is also the third round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2017. An event which is the pinnacle of local rallying where it showcased the very best of the local and foreign drivers and their machine.

After a record breaking number of entrant during the first round of the MRC in Perlis, 25 cars will start the event this weeks end at the Pasir Gudang Circuit. It will be and interesting event with a mixture of new and seasoned competitors

Championship leader Cepot and runner up Mohd Shazmie and 2wd leader Sutan Mustafa are among the starters for the event. After missing the first round, Karamjit Singh is expected to take part in the event with his Gen 2 4wd. should everything works in his favour, championship leader Cepot will have to work hard to keep his championship lead intact.

The bulk of the entrants are the local teams with their rocket powered Front wheel drive rally cars. There a couple of foreign drivers will be mixing in with the local boys. Indian Abhishek Mishra, Japanese Keisuke Kawamoto and Takeshi Azuma will be competing with 3 different makes of cars. Veteran Wan Mohd Nasir makes a return to the championship after a 2 decade absence with a 1984 Toyota Corolla.

Rally condition is expected to be damp and muddy during the event as frequent down pour and thunderstorms were reported during the course of the week. The 3 day event covers 236km of competitive highspeed rallying stages divided into 14 special stages around the Tai Tuck estates around Kota Tinggi. The competitors will cover a total of 736km during the course of the event. Do not to miss the action to see the best drivers from all over the world tearing through our local terrain.

 


 
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