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Maiden win for Karamjit Singh and Sutan fastest in 2WD
17 DECEMBER 2017

It was a dominate event for Karamjit Singh and Musa Sharif who won all the nine stages of the final round of the Malaysian Rally Championship which concluded this afternoon at UniCiti Alam near Chuping. He doubled his lead after leg 1 to a winning margin of 3 minutes and 30 seconds over Mohd Rafiq in his MRU Subaru Impreza. It is Karamjit Singh only win of the season with his Proton Gen 2 4WD. He was bogged down with mechanical issues with the car in Johor and Perak and was finally got the car to work properly here. Even though the car isní»t perfect, he is more than happy to be back to his usual winning ways. His win is an important step for him to prepare for a full attack in 2018.

Another win was in the card for Sutan Mustaffa and Hazwan Fauzi as they battled minor car gremlins in their Proton Satria 1.8 to finish 4th overall and 1st 2WD. His plans of driving flat out to secured 3rd spot was hampered as a late charge by Roduwan Rashid driving a Subaru Impreza was unstoppable. Roduwan finished 3rd overall thus concluding a successful season for the DWau One Motorsports Rally Team.

5th place went to Dinie Nazmie and won the 1.6 class. He continues to impress with his clean attacking driving style. Henzee Hamzah whom started the event in fine form had issues with the Satria Neo ride height which caused his car to bottom out all over the stage. 6th place is all he could manage. Abdul Kaathir Mohamed finished 7th overall and is the winner of the 1.3 class. Finishing 8th overall is Mohd Rafizal with his 4WD Proton Satria. Haniff Borhan and Mohd Rafidi in only their 3rd rally together finished 9th and began sync into their Satria Neo and was consistently fast throughout the event. An impressive result for newcomer Nigel Jay Peters and Sri Lankan co-driver Akhry Ameer. Finishing 10th overall in their first rally is really an achievement to be proud off.

24 cars crossed the finish ramp during the ceremonial finish which marks the end of the 2017 Malaysian Rally Championship season. It turned out to be one of the best season in the past decade with 4 different winner in 4 event. With the introduction of live streaming together with more media coverage on social media, general interest on the event and rallying has grown with the number new competitors coming into the event. The 2018 season is expected to begin in April and the promise of an exciting and competitive championship is already being planned.

 


 
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