You’re never too old to accomplish amazing things in this world.
On that note, meet Malaysian rally racer, Karamjit Singh who once again made remarkable history by successfully winning three championships at the race in Muara Bungo, Jambi, Indonesia.
The 60-year-old racer bagged 12 trophies in a three-day race championship by using a 16-year-old national car, Proton Gen2. Fondly known as ‘Flying Sikh’, the racer achieved this sensational feat along with his teammate and co-driver, Jagdev Singh.
The 2001 Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) champ dominated APRC 2022 in the fifth round of the M3 Sprint Rally competition on 21st October 2022 before taking home the Indonesian Rally Championship in the third and fourth rounds of the National Rally competition last weekend.
He who has been rallying professionally since 1985 said that even though he was using an “old 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, noting the passion that he had made all possible.
The Proton Gen2 2.0L Turbo 4WD also helped him win the Malaysian National Rally Championship 2022 in Pahang two months ago.
“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 more modern cars. Motorsports is expensive, but with the efforts and help from other competitors from Indonesia, I was able to achieve this success, and I want to chase many more successes,” the passionate racer said.
More amazing feats by this ardent racer
Karamjit won the 2001 Asia Pacific Rally Championship for Drivers, the 2002 FIA Production Car World Championship for Drivers, as well as the 2002 and 2004 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship for Drivers. Besides that, he also has raced for the Petronas EON Racing Team and Team Proton Pert Malaysia using Proton 4WD rally cars.
In 2002, Karamjit and co-driver Allen Oh made history by becoming the first Asian to win the FIA World Rally Championship Production Car title in their first attempt.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel once said “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion,” and this simply suits Karamjit Singh, our nation’s Flying Sikh who defied the age stereotype to secure this astounding triumph.
Congratulations on your win and well done on your courageous exertion, Karamjit Singh!