AAM Malaysian Rally Championship 2017 ĘC Intense competition guaranteed!
rule changes implemented last year provided fierce competition
among the local competitors with two overall categories up for
grabs. Indeed the new format tailored to make the championship
affordable and competitive worked, as it provided some of the
closest competition the championship has seen in many-many years.
There will certainly be more room for improvement this year and
the focus now is to gather more competitors into the championship
and make it even better and accessible to all.
Malaysian Rally Championship 2017 (MRC) will remain to be a closed
national event, meaning only local licensed competitors will be
allowed to take part and score championship points. Foreign competitors
whom has dominated the MRC in the past will only be competing
alongside local competitors and enjoy the frills of competing
but are not entitled to score championship points. The restriction
allowed the locals to compete against each other and battle for
top honors in the championship and put them under the Media spotlight.
There was more media coverage last year highlighting the championship
and local competitors. This helped to create greater awareness
to the event.
introduction of the 2 class overall championship awards namely
the 4WD and 2WD overall MRC champion, created greater competition
in their respective classes and not being over shadowed being
behind much faster cars in different classes. Competition among
the competitors and motivation to finish the rally as high as
possible was even greater thus improving the entire outlook of
Malaysian Rally Championship has 2 separate categories namely
4WD and 2WD categories which is broken down into subcategories
according to engine capacity and drivetrain. Apart from the main
hotly contested categories, there is the classic cars (for cars
over 25 year old) and the Junior categories (for drivers under
25 years old). And for the first time this year the Pick-up and
SUV category will be featured in the MRC. The Pick-up and SUV
categories is open to all types of standard production Pick-up
and SUV such as the Nissan Navara and Honda CRV, fitted only with
competition safety equipment and mud tyres. They will be required
to apply to the competition rules and regulation of the Championship
which pretty much translates to drive as fast as you can in the
stage. This allows new participant to compete in the Malaysian
Rally Championship with a variety of vehicles and attract more
interest in the championship. It will be interesting to see the
outcome of the category this year.
will be 4 rounds of the championship in 2017 beginning in Perlis
known as Malaysian Rally HQ in May, Technically demanding Johor
in August, Endurance Perak in October and in December the championship
makes its return to Melaka. Each round is unique with its variety
of road surface and unpredictable weather is what makes the Malaysian
Rally Championship a tough event.