Oct 24, 2011
NOW FOR THE FINAL PUSH
23 October 2011, MELAKA - Karamjit Singh has put himself right in the hunt for the overall title in the Malaysian Rally Championship 2011.
A fine performance by the 48-year old Karamjit over the weekend at Round 3 of the championship in Tanjong Bidara, Melaka has put him within reach of the overall crown.
It is now only a two point gap separating him and the leader Muhamma Rafiq Udhaya as they head for the fourth and final showdown in two months time.
Karamjit for all his effort in Melaka over the weekend where he won on both days has 28 points now and Muhammad Rafiq finishing second best to Karamjit on both days, is still the overall leader on 30 points.
But for now Karamjit and co-driver Vivek Ponnusamy are the undisputed winner taking their Mitsubishi Lancer past everyone with ease. Even Muhammad Rafiq and his Subaru Impreza alongside Sean Gregory, who finished second,just could not handle the pace.
Karamjit's total winning time for the round was 1hr:53:19.7sec for the entire 125km race with Muhammad Rafiq coming in second on 2hrs: 06:53.9secs, a good 13 minutes behind.
Third overall was the young driver Kenneth Koh and Nicole Gill in their Proton Satria in 2hrs: 19:28.3secs.
The day had started brilliantly for Karamjit, just like the opening day on Saturday where he was in terrific form and just like Saturday, he was in total control from the start to the end.
"That's they joy of rallying. When everything goes your way and the car respond to your every touch, you know you are in for a comfortable drive. I am happy that I have won both rounds here in Malacca which has kept me in the hunt for the overall title.
"I have won the overall title a total of eleven times and I want to make it a dozen," said Karamjit.
A total of 25 cars took part in the rally and for the first time in the championship two environment friendly fueled cars took part in the race, a Daihatsu Tomaso and a Perodua Kelisa.