Published on August 1st, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
Karamjit Singh Wins Malaysian National Rally Championship
The Flying Sikh returned to the racetrack with his long-time partner, Jagdev Singh and they won after almost four years off the track
Being a former World Production Car Rally Champion and a veteran, many were eager to see just how well this duo would perform, and despite the extended time off the track, the duo of Karamjit Singh and Jagdev Singh gave us an edge-of-your-seat experience throughout.
Then last night it was announced that Karamjit Singh, A.K.A the Flying Sikh, had won the title with his partner, Jagdev Singh. The best part is, they did it in a turbocharged Proton Gen-2.
No one was happier than Karamjit Singh himself when he first heard he was going to be able to compete in the Malaysian National Rally Championship again as it had been almost four years since he last raced.
Moreover, the rally was set in Maran, Pahang this year and Karamjit Singh was excited to show us all why he earned the name “Flying Sikh” again.
Karamjit stated, “The national championship has been delayed a few times because of Covid-19. 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 (an event for crews to test their cars on similar terrain to the rally),” he added.
Karamjit also said “Maran is the first round and there are three more on the schedule.” The other three events will take place on 3 to 4 September, 29 to 30 October and 26 to 27 November and venues are yet to be announced.
This is a fantastic start for the Flying Sikh and even better news for his Gen-2 turbo.
However, will Karamjit Singh and Jagdev Singh be able to continue their victory in the future events or were all the other drivers simply out of practice? We shall have to wait and see in the upcoming events.
Congratulations to Karamjit Singh and Jagdev Singh for this astonishing achievement and I hope to see them winning in the future events as well.