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Ski
19-08-2005, 10:53 AM
No sponorship so Karamjit will not be participating in the current round, Round 3, which is in Rotorua, New Zealand on the 17th and 19th. Round 4 would be in Hokkaido Japan, Round 5s venue in Malaysia (19-21 August 2005) It is sad and discouraging for the "Flying Sikh' with his potential and being Anak Malaysia to see that he cannot continue to bring fame and honour to his country cos he could not secure sponsorship even form his old friends from Petronas.

He has to missed the Britain rally too because he could not find any sponsorship

This are his winnings
2002 FIA Production Car World Rally Champion
2002 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
2001 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
2001 Group N FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
2000 Group N FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
1998 Thailand National Rally Champion
1997 Group N FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
1990 1997 Malaysian Rally Champion


I sympatise with Karamajit he should migrate..Is this another classic case of racism or what????

JoeJaffar
19-08-2005, 11:07 AM
a classic case of racism?

it could just be another unintelligent move by the local corporate bodies. can sponsor live telecast of EPL, golf championships, cricket test matches and boxing. but can't even sponsor a live telecast of local events like squash, bowling and hockey. at least, these are the sports where malaysia can be considered as world class.

Firefly
19-08-2005, 11:41 AM
That's because In boleh land, they mix folitics with sports.

Ski
19-08-2005, 03:33 PM
I am cheesed out with all Malaysian sports after coming to know of this..he can't even allowed to defend his title :mad:

Pak Kadok
19-08-2005, 04:02 PM
Too bad for Karam. He should have seen it coming.

BTW, Karam was my classmate for 4 years right up to Form 5. Even at that time, he was crazy about cars & was already driving his late dad's Peugeot 504 to school...

GreenBug
19-08-2005, 04:53 PM
No sponorship so Karamjit will not be participating in the current round, Round 3, which is in Rotorua, New Zealand on the 17th and 19th. Round 4 would be in Hokkaido Japan, Round 5s venue in Malaysia (19-21 August 2005) It is sad and discouraging for the "Flying Sikh' with his potential and being Anak Malaysia to see that he cannot continue to bring fame and honour to his country cos he could not secure sponsorship even form his old friends from Petronas.

He has to missed the Britain rally too because he could not find any sponsorship

This are his winnings
2002 FIA Production Car World Rally Champion
2002 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
2001 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
2001 Group N FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
2000 Group N FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
1998 Thailand National Rally Champion
1997 Group N FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
1990 1997 Malaysian Rally Champion

I sympatise with Karamajit he should migrate..Is this another classic case of racism or what????

To think that PETRONAS poured millions of ringgits to sponsor a local rider SHAHROL YUZY for more than half a decade, with the latest Honda NSR250 bikes, top-notch mechanics and what else, round the world and his best placing was a 6th position in some obscure race in Europe when the top riders all crashed out together after a few laps..... :mad:

To think that PETRONAS also poured millions into another rally driver SALADIN MAZLAN HARUN IDRIS to drive in the Suropean leg of the WRC in the mid-to-late 90s and not even earn a point.... :mad:

Proven talents like Karamjit has brought fame and honor to the country despite all the odds. Imagine if he was born a Swede or Danish, today he would have the best machines and mechanics backing him and probably the world champion for a decade! :eek:

Karamjit, if you are reading this, thank you for your hard work but do keep on driving. Like it or not, many of those who are not lifting a finger to back you up when they should/could are not sitting peacefully up at the twin towers. Some other relevant party should spend less time waving their keris and think about continuing to develop motorsports where we have a WORLD CHAMPION! :rolleyes:

I am a fan of yours and have been one for more than a decade, squatting at some hillocks at the then undeveloped-Sepang oil palm estates to see you zoom pass in style and won your first AsiaPac Group N championship.... Do keep on driving and who knows, maybe Mahaleel's replacement might be more human! :D

USJ 17 Rep
19-08-2005, 05:02 PM
Get Aussie citizenship, i'm sure they need talented rally driver. He will be given the opportunity to excel. Only sad thing is when he wins it will be an Aussie victory. :(

USJ27Resident
20-08-2005, 01:32 AM
Get Aussie citizenship, i'm sure they need talented rally driver. He will be given the opportunity to excel. Only sad thing is when he wins it will be an Aussie victory. :(

And some dumb minister would probably comment in the newspapers - that it would be better for him to migrate in order to be No.1. in his field. Remember the same minister said the same thing when Vijay Singh momentarily was ranked No.1 Golfer earlier this year..... apparently if his citizenship was approved - he would have gotten lazy and not be where he is today.... what a load of crap!

Likewise - big corporations in Malaysia (like Petronas and MAS) would pour millions sponsoring foreign teams and events ( bigger tax write offs???) instead of nurturing local world class champions. I wonder if Nicole got any sponsorships or does she have to pay for her own maggi mee when she goes overseas to take part in championships.

FYI... Petronas = F1, Proton = Norwich FC, MAS = EPL telecast, :rolleyes:

Additional Info : Today oso saw a convoy of 15 :eek: Petronas emblazoned 4x4s with police outriders running thru KL... :confused: Maybe preparing another Merdeka convoy to go through some God forsaken terrain to show the Orang Utans we are celebrating our 48 years of independence... :p sigh!

jand
20-08-2005, 09:34 AM
ah, erm... how much is needed for this rally tour?

usj.com.my can buy 30cmx10cm advert space on the rear end of karamjit's car ah? :p

time to adopt your sportsman/sportwoman. people powered sponsorship. :cool:

forget about the politicians. when the people movement gets strong on its own, it will have its own inersia. the seeds of such inersia have always been the precursor of a revolution. Awake, sleeping giants! AWAKE!!

mackzulkifli
21-08-2005, 01:26 AM
ah, erm... how much is needed for this rally tour?

usj.com.my can buy 30cmx10cm advert space on the rear end of karamjit's car ah? :p

time to adopt your sportsman/sportwoman. people powered sponsorship. :cool:

forget about the politicians. when the people movement gets strong on its own, it will have its own inersia. the seeds of such inersia have always been the precursor of a revolution. Awake, sleeping giants! AWAKE!!

Jand, good idea man ..LOL.

But seriously, the guy brought a lot of credibility to our motorsports, and still has a lot to give. I feel a little sad that it has come to this.

GreenBug
21-08-2005, 03:41 PM
But seriously, the guy brought a lot of credibility to our motorsports, and still has a lot to give. I feel a little sad that it has come to this.

Mack, Karamjit won his first title driving a Proton Wira 4WD, but I believed was a very 'mitsubishied' inside out.... still it was Proton BUT some people in the company did not know how to capitalize on that rare victory. One oil company instead spend money having some Malaysians dressed like Bedouins riding horses and camels chasing their sponsored 4WD 'just to take a picture of their company logo' what a laugh! :rolleyes:

orchipalar
21-08-2005, 11:48 PM
Mack, Karamjit won his first title driving a Proton Wira 4WD, but I believed was a very 'mitsubishied' inside out.... still it was Proton BUT some people in the company did not know how to capitalize on that rare victory. One oil company instead spend money having some Malaysians dressed like Bedouins riding horses and camels chasing their sponsored 4WD 'just to take a picture of their company logo' what a laugh! :rolleyes:

Err...yalor...as though...we wanna tell the rest of the wholewide world about branding Petronas...'mahu muka...kalah tak apa'...while the country's own little resources are being flauntered...unnecessarily...IF ya ask Orchi again...:rolleyes:

Ahem...amazing how they could stick to something that they could never stand a chance to be as competitive...but yet...wasted all opportunity to sponsor a sure winner for the country instead...

Head UP!...Karamjit Singh:)...your hardwork n determination would be appreciated by worthy malaysians...n it would be paid off soon...err...but definitely NOT in this surebolehland... :rolleyes:

GreenBug
21-08-2005, 11:56 PM
Story of two Singhs.... one left the Sandakan Golf Club and went on to become the world's No. 1 golfer for a while.

The other stayed behind and now have to fend for himself to be no. 1 in the world in the rallying circuit.

Perhaps DPM Najib knew what he was saying..... Perhaps Karamjit should also have left the country long ago too, if he had wanted to be No. 1.

BUT at the end of the day, the two Singhs are great sportsmen, we missed having Vijay as one of our own but its not too late to lend a hand to Karamjit. C'mon Azelina Othman, your good office sure can do something..... :rolleyes:

ksj_cool
22-08-2005, 03:20 PM
Karmajit to take his case to the press and shame the big corporations, maybe malaysians will be able to help him raise the money he needs. When can donate to tsunami, a little help for Karamjit won't be too much to ask, will it?

BRAVO
22-08-2005, 03:34 PM
better for karam to migrate wat is he doing begging money to keep the country pride....gov can't sudsidies petrol wannna sponsor him ahh.....no money....AP masuk ...POLITIK WANG masuk.....but no money ......for malaysian,,just wait for the next election sure BN will abolish roadtax just wait and see till then we all sufer.....

Ski
22-08-2005, 04:15 PM
What has the adviser to Petronas and the one who motted the FI rally got to say? He was there always to congragulate him during all the winnings. Why has he disowned this Malaysian racer??? :confused:

GreenBug
22-08-2005, 04:46 PM
What has the adviser to Petronas and the one who motted the FI rally got to say? He was there always to congragulate him during all the winnings. Why has he disowned this Malaysian racer??? :confused:

.... and to even dare think HE would give Karamjit a datukship or host his wedding at Sri Perdana and God knows what else..... :(