Archive for May, 2012

Karting Singapore Thunderkart Racing Series 2012 - Race 2

DATE: May 27, 2012


The Karting Singapore community travelled to Malaysia for the second round of the Thunderkart Racing Series 2012.

This year’s series would account for the cummulative results of 4 races - the first one held in Kartright, the current Malacca event and followed by the last 2 races at Kartright and either Malacca or Plentong.

Hosted as a club outing at an overseas venue, over 30 participants made their way to the Malacca International Motorsports Circuit (MIMC) in the pre-dawn hours of 5 May 2012 to beat the Vesak Day Causeway crowd. Fortunately every driver made the starting time cut-off, even Ricky Leung, who missed the bus pick-up in Singapore but managed to grab a taxi to the Malacca track albeit a costly taxi fare.

The one-off format arranged for the day’s proceedings was 7 laps of Practice-cum-Qualifying, 9 laps of a Heat Race and 11 laps of a reverse grid Heat Race. With great weather for the day and lots of racing for everyone, it had to be said that everyone enjoyed themselves enormously on a track that was significantly fun to drive. Hats off to the new management that took over the circuit sometime ago - they were extremely helpful with our requests and even allocated 2 spare karts, both were ultimately used due to breakdowns and crashes of other karts.

The only difficult choices to coming back was the journey time - about 3-4 hours each way by coach. And so, those on the bus reached Marsiling station after 9.00pm - that said, in all, it was a great experience and we are likely to count Malacca track as one of the circuits to include in our future events.

The podium winners in the 2 classes went to:

Over 70KG
1st - Andre Tan
2nd - Hamizan Ali
3rd - Chris Wong

Under 70KG
1st - Daniel Ting
2nd - Ron Tay
3rd - Ricky Leong