9 December 2012 | Press Release
was what Fan Fan had planned when he started the second leg this
morning. With a healthy lead he took a fast and easy approach to
the remainder of the 68 KM stages which made up Leg 2. There was
however a fight for the remainder spots in the top ten.
from the start list for leg 2 is Kenneth Koh, he was unable to fix
his broken gear box as he came to the rally minus the Proton R3
crew, whom are in full force at the Sepang circuit where the team
ran 2 cars. The fight in the top 10 was between Francis, Dinie,
Ahmad Shafie, Siraj, Azmeer, Mike, Abdul Gaffar and Mohd Rafizal.
The lot were separated by just 9 minutes! So it was game on in the
heat and dust of Jempol.
was Siraj whom fell victim to mechanical gremlins first in SS8.
Then on SS10 Dinie Nazmies hard fought rally came to a halt only
after 100 meters into the stage with a broken gearbox. Another victim
of the gearbox onslaught was Mohd Rafizal on the very last stage.
He was posting competitive stage time on his return to the championship
after a long break. With the three retirements, Ahmad Shafie with
his ailing Subaru Impreza was elevated to 4th. Francis Keng had
a late scare when he overcooked a right hand corner and bent his
rear wheel on the second last SS. It was sign for Francis to slow
SWEDE VICTORY FOR ANDERSON
14 July 2012 | Press Release
BAHRU - The conditions were not ideal but Per-Gunnar Anderson in
a Satria Neo 2000 came through the mud and the slush to clinch the
opening round of the Malaysian leg of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship
constant drizzle over the Tai Tak Estate yesterday made conditions
tough, so tough that the organizer had to cancel one stage of the
race simply because of it's poor condition but then again Anderson
and co-driver Emil Axelson were in their element to complete the
estimated 115 km race in the fastest time of 1hr 48mins 49.9secs.
BIG GUNS READY FOR SHOWDOWN IN JOHOR
13 July 2012 | Press Release
BAHRU- As the big guns of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC)
gather in Johor Bahru for the Malaysian leg of the championship,
the gravel roads of the Tai Tak Estate, is expected to test the
resolve and skills plus the patience of the competitors, to their
they know things could change overnight on a venue where little
mistakes could be punished severely but huge rewards could be reaped
if things go your way.
that's where the likes of Australia's Chris Atkinson, the championship
leader, is hoping to thrive on.
a Skoda S2000, Atkinson is the leader after three rounds of the
championship in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Australia with a
total of 101 points and he knows too well of the task confronting
him this weekend. MORE>>
IS STILL KING
- Karamjit Singh is the undisputed winner of the Kangar round of
the Malaysian Rally 2012 championship.
two legs, Karamjit, the defending overall champion, found himself
fending off the challenge of the rest of the field to win both the
rounds, covering a total distance of an estimated 125km race over
with co-driver Nicole Ann Gill in their Mitsubishi Lancer, the pair
clocked a total time of 1hr 20:50.7secs with New Zealander Brian
Green and co-driver Fleur Pedersen in a Subaru Impreza who did a
total time of 1hr 22.50.03secs.
was Muhammad Rafiq Udhaya of the MRU Racing team in a time of 1h
26:15.9secs. On Saturday in the opening round, Karamjit was hardly
in trouble as he raced away to take the crown and on Sunday, it
was also business as usual for the man whom they call the Flying
the latest FIA APRC Malaysian Rally 2012 and AAM Malaysian Rally Championship
race info here.