of the young guns
usual heat, dust and constant breeze was the perfect blend of
the Rally of Perlis as it concluded Sunday afternoon. The 30 cars
tackled the 2 loops of 6 stages with a total of 76 km of special
stages. The record entry of 12 4WD cars and 18 2WD cars drew huge
crowds along the stages eager to catch a glimpse of the rally
expected, Unchallenged and uncatchable Rachmat won the rally out
right. He kept his pace to cross the flying finish almost a minit
clear from 2nd place Chepot and his One Motorsports BDRT Subaru
Impreza. Chepot with his problems off leg 1 fixed, he blasted
through the stage and climbed up the leaderboard to 2nd spot.
Coming in 3rd is Karamjit Singh and his Gen 2 4WD. His experience
and passion to rallying is highlighted when he deliver results
with a car which is basically stock standard.
the day, there was a dig dong battle between the young guns with
their 4WD machines. Chepot, Henzee, Shazmie and Dato Haniff all
off which are in only their second event with the 4WD cars were
consistently posting good stage time during the day. These are
the next generation of Malaysian rally drivers. Missing from the
4WD list of finishers is Mohd Rafizal and Japanese Saturo Ito.
Mohd Rafizal retired with a damaged engine while Saturo Ito damaged
his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo x when he landed heavily after a jump.
Henzee and Mohd Rafiq finished 4th and 5th respectively.
planted in 8th place is the 2WD winner Mohd Khairul Nizam. Driving
his Proton Satria fast and clean earned him maximum points and
making up for his problems during the last round. 9th overall
and 2nd in 2WD is Indonesian Putra Rizky and completing the top
10 and 3rd 2WD is local boy Azrul Azhar both of which are from
total 28 of the 31 cars finished the rally. The Rally of Perlis
has always been a rally with a high finishing rate and the favorite
event among competitors. Next in the Malaysian Rally Championship
2018 calendar is the Rally of Terengganu. To be held during the
monsoon season of December, it will an interesting finale of the
season as the competitors will have a lot of rain and mud to drive