Singh takes class win in Queensland

  In a dominant display of pure driving skill, Karamjit Singh stormed to his first victory and secured very valuable points in his quest to win the 2011 APRC 2WD category.

Popularly known as the “Flying Sikh”, Karamjit made a flying comeback when he won the Rally of Queensland on Sunday (15th May). Driving a CUSCO tuned Proton Satria Neo 2WD, the Malaysian used every ounce of his experience to push his way through the field of more powerful 4WD & 2WD cars driven by very capable competitors.

After a grueling two day competition, Karamjit and his Co-driver, Vivek Ponnusamy of India, crossed the finish line 1 st in the overall 2WD category as well as 1st in the N2 category. His closest rival in the same category, Akira Bamba of Japan was 4.5 minutes behind the former multiple APRC champion.

Having clocked very impressive and consistent stage times to almost match the frontrunners, Karamjit’s aim was to have a controlled drive without taking too many risks. “This is one of the fastest and most technical rallies on the APRC calendar. Our main goal was to bring the car home safely and score maximum points”, he said.

Singh was very thankful to all those who made it possible for him to make a comeback for this round, saying “ I dedicate this win to all my friends and family who believed in me and assisted me without hesitation”. He also hopes that this win will attract potential partners for the team and prove that he still has what it takes to conquer the world rallying stage. Having had a successful outing in Australia,

Karamjit will now have his sights set on conquering the rest of the APRC rounds, starting with New Caledonia (17 – 19 June), which he had previously won in 2001 and 2002

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