1 - Comfortable lead for Karamjit Singh
16 DECEMBER 2017
a hectic day today for the competitors of the final round of the
Championship. The competitors were up as early as 7 am to begin
reconnaissance of the stages. After a short break, the ceremonial
start which marks the beginning of the rally began at 2:30 pm.
The strong field of 25 cars paraded around the service park before
heading of the stages. The tranquil backdrop of the stages was
blessed with slightly mild and windy weather, excellent conditions
total of distances of 45.52km split up into 3 stages made up leg
1. As expected Karamjit Singh driving his Proton Gen 2 4WD won
all the 3 stages and created a healthy lead of 1:43 seconds over
Mohd Rafiq and his Subaru Impreza. Karamjit said by the end of
the day even though he isn't really happy with his cars performance,
he is happy to finish Leg 1 in the led. Mohd Rafiq had gearbox
issues and was unable to match Karamjits pace and his position
is under threat by Sutan Mustaffa whom is 23 seconds behind in
3rd spot. Sutan had a trouble free day and has his sights on second
spot on Leg 2.
One Motorsports Suhaimi Nasro Ali was the teams lead car in 4th
place followed by teammates Roduwan Rashid and Henzee Hamzah.
Unlike Suhaimi whom had no issues with his Subaru Impreza, Roduwan
Rashid was unable to record good stages times due to clutch problems
and Henzee Hamzah was delayed due to his time exploring his new
Proton Satria Neos full potential.
Nazmie and Mohd Haniff are locked in a battle of their own as
the two are just separated tby 7 seconds. Dinie seems to have
the upper hand with his experience with the Proton Satria but
Mohd Haniff driving the Satria Neo clearly enjoys driving on the
wide and straight roads reflected by some quick stage time. Mohd
Rafizal and Abdul Kaathir rounded up the top 10.
further 6 stages and 92 km makes up leg 2. It another early morning
start for all the crew. With the weather forecast expected to
remain dry throughout the day, the competitors will have another
great day of rallying.