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AAM Malaysian Rally Championship 2018 ĘC Shifting into a higher gear
7/4/2018

2017 season concluded on a high note with the attention and awareness of rallying and the championship as a whole began to draw serious media coverage with the introduction of social media and live streaming throughout the year. It has resulted in new competitors taking part in the championship and interest from motorsports fans was trending high. The trend is set to continue right from the beginning of the new season.

The Malaysian Rally Championship has 2 separate categories namely 4WD and 2WD categories which is broken down into subcategories according to engine capacity and drivetrain. Apart from the main hotly contested categories, there is the classic cars (for cars over 25 year old) and the Junior categories (for drivers under 25 years old). After a lapse of 2 season, foreign drivers and teams will be allowed to take part in the championship under the inaugural Invitational Cup. It is open only for drivers with foreign competition license holders and will only be eligible to score points in the category, competition level among the competitors in the championship will certainly intensify.

A new feature for competitors is the introduction of personalized competition number. Competitors committed for a full season will be able to bid a competition number they fancy for the season.

4 rounds makes up the championship. The northern state of Perak is the host of round 1 in April, than a trip down south in August for the International Rally of Johor 2018. After an 8 year absence, Terengganu makes a return to the championship in October and in December the final round in Perlis wraps up the championship. Each round is unique in its own right creating all kinds of obstacles along the way combined with road surface variety and unpredictable weather, Malaysian Rally Championship has remained reputed as a tough championship to master.




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