Suhaimi bags his 1 st win in Perak
22 OCTOBER 2017
Keeping a cool head in the blistering heat in rally stages earned
Hj Suhaimi his first outright win of his rallying career and making
it even sweater winning it in his hometown. He took the lead on
the on SS 6 after Rafiq¡¯s Subaru Impreza retired with a blown
turbo. Rafiq¡¯s demise elevated Hj Suhami and his DWau One Motorsports
BDRT Sponsored Subaru Impreza into first place. With a lead of
over a minute ahead of the other competitors he was able to cruise
to the finish ramp at Rally HQ. It was anxious moments for him
and co-driver Mohd Ridzuan as the drive the car back to rally
HQ. There were joys, celebrations, and tears in the DWau One Motorsports
BDRT celebrating the team¡¯s second outright win in the 2017 Malaysian
stages made up leg 2 covering a total distance of 240km ran under
scorching heat and according to the competitors, the heat was
unbearable. The duel of the 2WDs for podium finished was reduce
to only one car when Sutan broke a drive shaft on stage 6 and
Abdul Kaathir stopped in stage 8 with mechanical problems. This
left Dinie Nazmie to finish in second spot and Mohd Henzee completed
the podium finishers. Muhd Khairul Niza and Rafizal rounded up
the top 5 finishers. Muhd Khairul Niza leads the class P9 yet
again finishing way ahead of his rivals.
total of 12 out the 22 cars completed the total distance of the
rally. Azrul Azhar, Sanjey Takale, Shafiq, Faidzal Alang, Japanese
lady driver Rin Sayamina and Muhd Hashrul completed the list of
finishers. The Perak round of the championship turned out to be
the hottest event in the championship to date.
final round of the Malaysian Rally Championship is scheduled to
take place in Melaka this December. It¡¯s a new event in the calendar
and promises to be an exciting event with new challenges altogether.
Congrats to all the competitors and all the best for preparing
the next event.