Prince ’Abdul Malik graces Karting Championship
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
A SECTION of the road in the capital turned into a race circuit yesterday as local and international go-kart drivers competed for top places in the Brunei Darussalam Karting Championship 2014.
His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik flagged off the finals in the afternoon, where 35 go-kart drivers whizzed along a section of McArthur Road and Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Road as hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the championship race.
Upon his arrival at the Royal Wharf, HRH the Prince was greeted by the Acting Home Affairs Minister, Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awang Halbi Hj Mohd Yussof.
HRH the Prince flagged off the finals for the Novice and Elite races, which consisted of 25 laps covering a total distance of 1.2km.
Yang Amat Mulia Pg Anak Abdul Rashid Pg Hj Kamarulzaman of Amori Racing Team (AMO) emerged as the winner in the Novice category.
Meanwhile, Hj Md Fauzan Pehin Dato Hj Abdul Rahman, who is also from AMO, dominated the Senior category, beating Maju Advance Motorsport’s Muhd Jeffrey Abd Suresh, who won second place.
Trophies, medals and prizes were presented by HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik to the winners of the Novice and Elite races as well as the Master finals.
The Master finals took place at noon, where Jonny Kwa of PYP Racing Team scored first place ahead of runner-ups Han Wee Yiau and John Liew Teck Khong.
HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik also received a _pesambah _from the Acting Home Affairs Minister.
Prior to concluding the event HRH, the Prince toured the pit stop area and interacted with the go-kart drivers.
Organised by the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department and Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the annual championship race marked the 44th anniversary of the capital’s change in name from Bandar Brunei to Bandar Seri Begawan.
MoHA in a statement said that a total of 35 go-kart drivers, including seven international participants from countries including Oman, India and Malaysia, took part in this year’s event.
This would be the fourth year the roads at BSB were turned into a race circuit for go-kart championship event, said a Public Relation Officer of MoHA.
The Brunei Times