Karamjit Singh, Malaysia’s most decorated rally driver, finished the Malaysian Rally Championship in style when he won the final leg in Perlis today (17 Dec 2017).
Karamjit and Musa Sharif won all the nine stages of the final round of the rally which concluded at UniCiti Alam near Chuping.
The two-day rally, covering a total distance of 328km, is the fourth and final round of the championship this year.
The victory is a redemptions of sorts for Karamjit and Musa who have not been able to peak as they faced a number of obstacles.
Known as the “Flying Sikh”, Karamjit and his partner drove a Proton Gen 2.
Karamjit doubled his lead after leg 1 to a winning margin of 3 minutes and 30 seconds over Mohd Rafiq in his MRU Subaru Impreza, according to a report at the Malaysian Rally website.
It is Karamjit Singh only win of the season with his Proton Gen 2 4WD. He was bogged down with mechanical issues with the car in Johor and Perak and was finally got the car to work properly here, the report added.
Even though the car isn’t perfect, he is more than happy to be back to his usual winning ways. His win is an important step for him to prepare for a full attack in 2018, it added.
Another win was in the card for Sutan Mustaffa and Hazwan Fauzi as they battled minor car gremlins in their Proton Satria 1.8 to finish 4th overall and 1st 2WD. His plans of driving flat out to secured 3rd spot was hampered as a late charge by Roduwan Rashid driving a Subaru Impreza was unstoppable.
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