Singh WINS MRC 2008 10th Time
2008, Sepang: Team GSR Pennzoil celebrated a spectacular
year in the Malaysian Rally Championship 2008 with lead
driver Karamjit Singh taking home the trophy for first overall
this sixth and final Round and scoring his tenth Championship
win. He was trailed by Team Manager, Gunaseelan Rajoo who
finished second today and fellow team mate P. Nandakumar
who finished third.
Karamjit also won the P12 category
while Gunaseelan took home the A8 category trophy.
“This year went as planned,
we wanted to be the top two cars and we are and, of course,
we clinched class wins and the Team trophy,” said
Gunaseelan. “We are happy both cars got through the
very rough stages intact and without serious problems,”
Karamjit’s said he’ll
rally for another 10 years. “Everyone is asking me
when I will retire. When I get another 10 MRC Championship
trophies I will,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Perodua M5 Racing Team
had to be happy with Jamaluddin Tukimin coming second in
P9, three seconds behind Amir Ahmad.
Jamal fought hard for two days and
he ended yesterday with a five second deficit but could
not close the gap on Sunday.
Perodua M5 Team Manager, Garry Chua
was happy that Jamal was consistent and kept the car together
through both days.
“On Sunday he had a brush with
a tree while avoiding Sutan’s car which was stranded
by the roadside and that affected the Kelisa’s handling
but otherwise it was still drivable,” Chua said.
The Perodua Viva 4WD Turbo of Lim
Leong Onn hit a rock in SS15 and could not complete the
SS. Despite the crash, Lim scored enough points throughout
the season to end up third overall in the Driver’s
Kan Chee Hong rolled his Perodua Myvi
in the very first SS of this Round and the extensive damage
kept him out of the race.
Muhammad Siraj Abdullah took out the
P10 Category and fellow MRU team mate and Manager Muhammad
Rafiq Udhaya the Showroom Category. ‘Mike’ Ariokiasamy
Ratnam finished first in the P11 category with P. Nandakumar
close behind him.
Azizul Jamin took home the Clubman
category and Amir Ahmad finished first in the P9 Category.
Arjun Rao and Musa Sheriff will have fond memories of their
2008 Season in Malaysia taking out the N4 category and Musa
finishing as runner-up co-driver overall. Jagdev Singh finished
first. Musa and Arjun will return to compete in the 2009
Season if they can find extra sponsorship.