AAM Malaysian Rally Championship 2018
ĘC Shifting into a higher gear
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.
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.
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.
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.