Sumiyama and Rachmat bags it
final 6 stages of Leg 2 was run under what is considered the ideal
rallying conditions in Malaysia. Cloudy skies and damp gravel
surfaces provided excellent grip and no dust to choke up visibility.
Driving the successful Skoda Fabia R5, Cusco Racing Yuya bags
the 2018 edition of the International Rally of Johor. Teammate
Mike Young finished second well over a minute behind with Yuya.
Both Yuya and Mike Young was pleased with their performance and
credit everyone for a wonderful weekend. It's a meaningful victory
for Cusco Racing as they continue to develop the Toyota Vitz.
Ití»s the first time for the Toyota Vitz in Malaysia and valuable
data was collected with the car adapting to the heat and humidity
of the Rally. Cusco plan sell the AP4 kit to customers in the
near future. Leg 2 restarters PG Abhilash and Abdul Kaathir finished
3rd and 4th respectively. The APRC heads to Rally Hokkaido in
Rachmat and his MRU motorsport prepared Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
9 dominated round 1 of the Malaysian Rally Championship with a
4 minit margin ahead of the 30 strong entries. It was an excellent
result for Rachmats first international rally. He well prepared
for the event with numerous testing sesion a month before the
event. Satoru Ito came in second with his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
X. Its Satoruí»s finest result in the MRC since rallying here a
few years ago. 3rd and 4th spot went to One Motorsport BDRT Hj
Suhaimi and Roduwan Rashid. The two were plagued with minor car
problems throughout the event. MRU motorsports Salehuddin rounded
up the top 5.
was fierce competition in the 2WD category, Indonesian Roby Agusman
Harapan, Japanese Takeshi Azuma, Norazizi Zainal Abidin and Abdul
Ghaffar Alias finished in the top 10 separated only a minit among
them. They are among the contenders for the 2WD in 2018. It is
expected to be an interesting event this year with increased no
of competitors with many drivers switching to 4WD machines and
talented circuit drivers making the switch to rallying. The next
round of the MRC heads north to Perak in September. Based in the
town of Sri Manjung, the stages in Perak is a world difference
as compare to Johor with rough road surfaces, tight and technical
corners. It another event to to be missed.