Published on September 10th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
Isuzu Retains Top Position as Borneo Safari Sponsor
This year’s silver jubilee edition of the Borneo Safari will receive the full backing from Isuzu Malaysia following the company’s confirmation as the event’s Diamond Sponsor.
The confirmation was announced following a meeting between Isuzu Malaysia’s Executive Director Hajime Machimura and Sabah Four Wheel Drive Association President Faez Nordin in Kuala Lumpur recently.
With this agreement, Isuzu Malaysia extends its support for Asia’s toughest off-road event to nine consecutive years, having been first involved with the event as its media partner in 2006.
This year’s Borneo Safari will be held between October 25th 2015 and November 1st 2015 and is expected to attract a record number of participants with an anticipated convoy of over 200 vehicles. The event this year is designed to be more compact in mileage but no less challenging than in previous years. This year’s event will concentrate primarily in the highland area of Keningau and Tenom where the terrain is expected to be very tough and unforgiving.
Speaking after the meeting, Faez Nordin acknowledged that Isuzu’s contributions through the years had provided the Sabah Four Wheel Drive Association with far-reaching effects in terms of awareness for the Borneo Safari.
With the increased media interest in the event, Isuzu Malaysia will be providing the organizers with three units of the highly-dependable Isuzu D-MAX to ferry the local media through this rugged event.
These units of the Isuzu D-MAX will receive very minor modifications to adapt them to the rigours of off-road driving including the fitment of larger mud-terrain tyres, engine and body protection and electric winches.