Rally veteran Karamjit all set to rev in Maran


PETALING JAYA: Rally driver Karamjit Singh (pic) is excited to make his long-awaited return in the Malaysian National Rally Championship in Maran, Pahang, today.

This will be the Flying Sikh’s first race in nearly four years.

The former world production car rally champion will reunite with long-time partner Jagdev Singh for his assault on the title.

“The national championship has been delayed a few times because of Covid-19,” he said.

“It was supposed to be held in June but had to be rescheduled to avoid clashing with other motorsport events. I’m glad it is finally taking off.

“We could not race last year because of the MCO (movement control order) but I kept myself fit by going to the gym and playing badminton.

“Lately, we went on recce drive and shakedown (the opportunity for crews to test their cars on terrain similar to the rally before the event starts).

“Maran is the first round and there are three more on the schedule,” added Karamjit.

The remaining events will be held in Sept 3-4, Oct 29-30 and Nov 26-27 with the venues yet to be announced.

Karamjit, who will be competing with 11 other drivers, will be piloting a Proton Gen-2 turbo car, which he last drove in 2018.

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