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Karamjit, 60, brings back 12 trophies from Indonesia

Karamjit, 60, brings back 12 trophies from Indonesia

SEPANG: It appears age is not an obstacle for national rally legend Karamjit Singh who once again made history by successfully winning three championships at the race in Muara Bungo, Jambi, Indonesia that took place last Friday to Sunday.

The 60-year-old racer also known as the ‘Flying Sikh’ created a sensation by using a 16-year-old national car, Proton Gen2 to bag 12 trophies in the three championships he participated in with teammate and co-driver Jagdev Singh.

The 2001 Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) champion, managed to dominate APRC 2022 in the fifth round of the M3 Sprint Rally event on Friday, before winning the Indonesian Rally Championship in the third and fourth round of the National Rally event on Saturday and Sunday.

Commenting on his achievement, Karamjit said that even though he was using an outdated machine, it was not an obstacle for him to continue to make the country proud by beating a more sophisticated car worth RM1.5 million.

“I really have a passion for this, even though I don’t have a sponsor, I use my own money and an old machine, but I can still beat the more modern cars.

“Motorsports is expensive, but with the efforts and help from other competitors from Indonesia who helped me, I was able to achieve this success, and I want to chase many more successes,” he told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here yesterday.

At the same time, Karamjit said he also aims to participate in the APRC next year by using the R5 Proton Iriz.

He has previously participated in the Indonesian Rally Championship and the fourth round of the APRC2022 in Lake Toba, Indonesia but did not succeed in winning any categories due to damage to his car.– BERNAMA