12 MAY 2012, KANGAR - Karamjit Singh or better known as the Flying Sikh does what he do best - Winning rally that is.
swept to victory in the opening day of the Kangar round of the
Malaysian Rally in Kangar leaving his opponents wondering what it will
take to dislodge him.
Together with co-driver Nicole Ann
Gill in their Mitsubishi Lancer they completed the 62 km course across
the sugar plantation of Chuping to win in a total time of 40mins 39secs
leaving New Zealander Brian Green and Fleur Pedersen in a Subaru
Impreza in second place in 41mins 22.6secs.
Third was the 2010 Malaysian Rally champion Muhammad Rafiq Udhaya also in a Subaru Impreza in 42mins 59.3secs.
day had started off reasonably well for Karamjit in the 2.68km special
stage where he finished thirdfastest but from then on there was no
He brushed aside the challenge of the rest
of the field to win comfortably and then declared that he is looking
forward to the next round in Johor Baru in two months time.
have a new car, a Mitsubishi Lancer which we brought from New Zealand.
It is now in Port Klang and once we take it out from there will will
prepare the car. I am looking forward to driving it.
will surely be better given it's condition as compared to the present
car," said Karamjit who is driving under the GSR Repsol Air Asia banner.
But for now Karamjit is still the man to beat.
China's Fan Fan, the winner of the Malaysian round of the Asian Pacific
Rally Championship last year, could not catch up with him.
then again, Fan Fan ran into some problems yesterday. His Mitsubishi
Lancer which he brought from China was delayed by the Port Klang strike
recently and it was ony an hour or two before the rally flagged off
yesterday that his car arrived in Kangar.
could not get the car certified because of the late arrival and we had
to get him another car. Obviously he struggled with some one else's car.
It's a pity really because he is such a talented driver," said
Gunaseelan Rajoo, the team leader of the GSR Repsol Air Asia Team under
which Fan Fan is driving.