TAGUCHI'S DAY TO SAVOUR IN THE ASIA PACIFIC RALLY OF MALAYSIA
Just when Alister McRae thought victory was well within reach, disaster struck which left him wondering why fate had been so unkind to him in the Malaysian Rally 2010 at the Tai Tak Estate in Kota Tinggi.
The 39-year old Scotsman with his Australian co-driver Bill Hayes had gone into the final round of the Malaysian Rally on Sunday as the overnight leader and had a good 27 seconds lead over the second placed, Japan's Katsu Taguchi and his partner Mark Stacey in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. MORE >>
ALISTER TAKES THE LEAD HALFWAY THROUGH THE MALAYSIAN LEG OF THE ASIA PACIFIC RALLY
Johor Bahru - Alister McRae is headed for a grandstand finish as he takes the lead midway through the Malaysian leg of the Asia Pacific Rally championship at the Tai Tak Estate in Kota Tinggi.
The fear of heavy rain, which the weathermen had predicted, didn't really come true and
the 39-year old Alister with his co-driver Bill Hayes steered their Proton Satria Neo S2000 to take a 27 second lead going to into the final round on Sunday.
Driving under the Proton R3 Malaysia banner, Alister never really looked back, taking
the opening stage in convincing style and went on to finish strongly with Japan's Katsu Taguchi lying second overall. HERE
The city is connected to Singapore by road and rail via a modern
and scenic Causeway as well as the Second Link; Johor Bahru (JB)
is also the Peninsula's southern gateway.
of a diverse ethnic mix of races, JB offers the visitor heritage
attractions, colourful culture, delectable local cuisine, shopping
excitement, pulsing nightlife and exhilarating recreational activities.
local and foreign tourists alike, JB boasts a myriad of landmarks,
such as The Grand Palace or Royal Abu Bakar Museum and houses a
splendid array of priceless treasures, antiques and heirlooms of
the Royal Collection.
music, which is unique to Johor, is usually performed during cultural
shows and weddings. Another famous performance distinctly Johorean
is the "Kuda Kepang" dance, which is spun from tales of
Islamic heroes. Dancers imitate the movement of horses to the music
of a traditional orchestra.
abound in JB. Modern malls, arcades, handicraft centres, bazaars
and flea markets offering international and local products all vie
for attention. Local craftwork is sure to catch the eye and they
do make lovely souvenirs of a trip to the South.
again, “SELAMAT DATANG” to all competitors,
teams, media representatives a rally enthusiasts. We once again,
are proud to be the host of FIA APRC MALAYSIAN RALLY
2010 (mr10). This year Malaysia is very proud to be hosting first
and the opening round of the APRC in 2010.
Rally has become a major spectator-sport
event in Malaysia. Drivers on the APRC circuit have inspired many
young and new talents to take up rallying in Malaysia. With that,
our Reality TV Show called “Zero.2.Hero” has gained
much publicity and viewers since it was first launched in 2008.
It is our mission and goal to cultivate
this spirit of rallying in the hearts and minds of our young potentials
by hosting this rally event in the country. We would like to assure
you a challenging and exciting event that will take place in the
district of Kota Tinggi, Johor.
Our staff are at your disposal and
do not hesitate to contact us for further inquiries. We look forward
to meeting all of you again in Johor this year and also a very special
welcome to those who has never been to Malaysia before.
We hope you will enjoy your stay
TENGKU SHAHARIN ABU BAKAR, D.K. Johor
CLERK OF THE COURSE
Save the date and join us for the Malaysian Rally 2010 Carnival celebrations!
here to Malaysian Rally 2009 Official Website.