IC3 Pilot 2005: PC Net Com beats major teams to win the 2005 IC3


Sepang Kart Circuit
Saturday, 31st December 2005

Dennis Woo Photopages: http://denniswoo.fotopages.com/

PC Net Com overpowered eight other companies and car clubs to win my-KART's first IC3 challenge. The two runners up were the two Shell teams. All top three teams completed 87 laps over the 90 minute endurance race.

Shell had entered two teams and the oil & gas industry was also represented by Petronas Melaka. Petronas Melaka had a strong race running second for almost 20 laps in the first quarter of the endurance race.

Team HP which finished fifth at the end of the 90minute race also had a strong race running as high as third up to lap 84 when a kart failure dropped them to fifth overall.

The top car club was BMW ///M Division finishing fourth followed by italiauto.com in sixth and AROC Malaysia. AROC Malaysia was the dominant early leader until the kart expired midway through the race.

AROC Malaysia's first driver Luen made full use of its pole position start to pull out a huge gap and was untroubled in the first half of the race and was looking strong favourites for the win. However, misfortune struck the team on lap 42 during their second pitstop when a broken fuel throttle effectively ended their race.

However, the most impressive progress through the field was made by SK Era Resources. SK Era started last on the grid, being the lightest of all teams inclusive ballast. By lap 4, they were already P6. Their first driver Salehudin (Udi) Shatar making great strides and clocking an early fastest lap of 57.27secs. The team opted to keep Udi out on the track as long as possible and he duly delivered: Udi moved to -

  • fifth on lap 9
  • fourth on lap 12
  • third on lap 13
  • second on lap 23
  • first on lap 24 before the pitstop which dropped the team back to second

SK Era was then took the lead once AROC Malaysia retired on lap 42 and was holding off the two Shell teams until they had a chain failure at their second pitstop on lap 59. Unfortunately, the mechanics were slow to fix the problem and the team furiously pulled out of the race citing poor technical support.

Petronas finished seventh after running strongly at the beginning of the race. However, a mechanical failure after turn 3 halted their progress for some time as the team dogmaticly sought to bring the kart back to the paddock to get the problem fixed. They eventually returned to the track after losing a huge chunk of time, but drove strongly to finish the race 21 laps behind the winners.

A similar problem also hit eventual sixth place finishers, Italiauto.com as they too had some problems when the chain came off their kart in a spectacular manner in front of the grandstands which lost them valuable time. Despite this, they continued on with the race and finished 17 laps down.

Team HP was another casualty of the gruelling race as they made steady progress running in the top 4 for the majority of the race until they eventually passed Shell B Team on lap 81 for what looked good to be the final podium position. Unfortunately a late mechanical failure on lap 84 robbed them of a top four finish.

BMW ///M Division was plagued by a poor handling kart for the race as the team struggled with poor grip which slowed them in the corners. Initially, the team dropped to ninth in the first half of the race, but kept the kart going and benefitted from the problems faced by the other teams to steadily move up the order and finished fourth, 2 laps down on the leaders.

The two Shell teams made steady progress throughout the race and in particular Shell A made great use of the pitstop strategies at the first round.

John King, team principal of Shell A said "we had made steady progress in the first stint, but struggled behind a few other teams in close competition. We decided to bring in (our first driver) Hui Nee early so that I (second driver) could get a clear track."

"We were first to stop on lap 18 (in eighth position) and eventually managed to leapfrog three places once the first round of pitstops were completed. We found ourselves running fifth behind our sister team and within two laps moved up to fourth" John continued.

"Second place is a good result as we had some grip problems and our refuelling was messed up causing for us to come in on the third pitstop for a splash and dash. Unfortunately, PC Net Com were too quick for us, so we are happy with the second place" declared John.

Team principal for Shell B, Dennis Woo was equally pleased with the result stating "we know our drivers have done their very best and the two podium finishes for both Shell teams is a wonderful statement of the calibre of drivers we have in the company. Shell would definitely participate in my-KART's coming 2006 IC3 Series."

The last word has to go to team PC Net Com, which was hastily assembled at the last moment after the pull out of the Eon Bank Racing Team. Team principal Azmee Ahmad was very happy with the result stating "our drivers used their experience in the my-KART events to make progress through the field today. The kart was good and our pitstops went without problems".

"We decided to refuel during our first pitstop and that worked out well for us as we were untroubled in the second and third pitstops, and were able to take full advantage of the (refuelling) congestions faced by other teams later on" Azmee continued.

The fastest lap of the day also went to PC Net Com and to their last driver, Roduwan who clocked 57.06secs.

At the end of the race, Fazz thanked the participants and organisations for the support and announced that my-KART will be launching the first season of the IC3 Series in 2006. "I would ask all keen motor-sports enthuasiasts to register at the my-KART website and tune in regularly for updates of our 2006 events. We will be having around 20 races, including a 10 series K2 and K3 series, a 6 race Mega Endurance and a 4 race IC3."

"I believe we can attract more corporate participation and funding so that IC3 will become the Rat Race for the motor-sport enthusiasts in the country. my-KART aims to continue its initiative of building the foundation for Malaysian motor-sports. We want to make racing accessible to all Malaysians and build driver talent and interest from there on. We are confident that we can successfully Popularise Grassroots Motor-sports", said Fazz.

"I would also like to thank Mr Sivam and Ricky from Star Metro who were here to cover the race today." Fazz said.

The full race results are as follows:

[CSV]
Pos,No.,Team,Driver 1,Driver 2,Driver 3,Driver 4,Weight (kg),Laps completed
1,1,PC Net Com,Azmee (TP),Henzee,Rahimi,Roduwan,272,87
2,10,Shell A,Hui Nee*,John (TP),Eric,Terence,277,87
3,13,Shell B,Dennis (TP),Syahrul,Azlan,Shahnaz,282,87
4,9,BMW ///M Division,Jason (TP),Alvin,Fazz,Julian,283,85
5,5,Team HP,Tom (TP),Joon Hiang,Jagjeet,Irwan,284,84
6,11,Italiauto.com,Desmond,Edy Hazry,Ramsey,Razmyn (TP),284,70
7,7,Petronas Melaka,Fauzi (TP),Shazwan,Amin,Fathli,284,66
8,4,SK Era Resources,Salehudin,Shaeran,Muhaymin (TP),Razak,270,59
9,8,AROC Malaysia,Luen,Yan,Steward (TP),Joey,326,42
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* includes one female driver

Full Race Lap Charts for the 90 minute endurance:
[CSV]
Lap,P1,P2,P3,P4,P5,P6,P7,P8,P9
Start Grid,8,11,7,5,9,13,10,1,4
Team,AROC MY,Italia Auto,Petronas,Team HP,BMW M Div,Shell B,Shell A,PC Net Com,SK Era Res
Lap 1,8,11,7,5,9,13,10,1,4
Lap 2,8,7,11,5,9,10,13,4,1
Lap 3,8,7,5,11,9,10,4,13,1
Lap 4,8,7,5,11,9,4,10,13,1
Lap 5,8,7,5,11,9,4,13,10,1
Lap 6,8,7,5,11,9,4,13,10,1
Lap 7,8,7,5,11,9,4,13,10,1
Lap 8,8,7,5,11,9,4,13,10,1
Lap 9,8,7,5,11,4,9,13,10,1
Lap 10,8,7,11,5,4,9,13,10,1
Lap 11,8,7,11,5,4,9,13,10,1
Lap 12,8,7,11,4,5,13,9,10,1
Lap 13,8,7,4,11,5,13,9,10,1
Lap 14,8,7,4,11,5,13,9,10,1
Lap 15,8,7,4,5,11,13,9,1,10
Lap 16,8,7,4,5,13,11,1,10,9
Lap 17,8,7,4,5,13,11,1,10,9
Lap 18,8,7,4,5,13,11,1,9,10
Lap 19,8,7,4,5,13,11,1,9,10
Lap 20,8,7,4,13,5,11,10,1,9
Lap 21,8,7,4,5,11,13,10,1,9
Lap 22,8,7,4,5,13,10,9,11,1
Lap 23,8,4,7,5,13,10,11,1,9
Lap 24,4,8,7,13,10,5,11,1,9
Lap 25,4,8,7,13,10,5,11,1,9
Lap 26,8,4,7,10,13,5,11,1,9
Lap 27,8,4,7,10,5,13,11,1,9
Lap 28,8,4,7,10,5,13,11,1,9
Lap 29,8,4,5,10,7,13,11,1,9
Lap 30,8,4,5,10,7,13,11,1,9
Lap 31,8,4,5,10,7,13,11,1,9
Lap 32,8,4,5,10,7,13,11,1,9
Lap 33,8,4,5,10,13,7,11,1,9
Lap 34,8,4,5,10,13,11,1,7,9
Lap 35,8,4,5,10,13,11,1,7,9
Lap 36,8,4,5,10,13,11,1,7,9
Lap 37,8,4,5,10,13,11,1,7,9
Lap 38,8,4,5,10,13,11,1,7,9
Lap 39,8,4,5,10,11,13,1,7,9
Lap 40,8,4,5,10,11,13,1,7,9
Lap 41,8,4,10,5,13,11,1,7,9
Lap 42,4,10,13,5,11,1,7,9,8 (x)
Lap 43,4,10,13,11,5,1,7,9,
Lap 44,4,10,13,1,5,7,9,11,
Lap 45,4,10,13,1,5,7,9,11,
Lap 46,4,10,13,1,5,7,9,11,
Lap 47,4,10,13,1,5,7,9,11,
Lap 48,4,10,13,1,5,9,7,11,
Lap 49,4,13,10,1,5,9,7,11,
Lap 50,4,13,10,1,5,9,7,11,
Lap 51,4,13,10,1,5,9,7,11,
Lap 52,4,13,10,1,5,9,7,11,
Lap 53,4,13,10,1,5,9,7,11,
Lap 54,4,13,10,1,5,9,11,7,
Lap 55,4,13,10,1,5,9,11,7,
Lap 56,4,13,10,1,5,9,11,7,
Lap 57,4,13,10,1,5,9,11,7,
Lap 58,4,13,10,1,5,9,11,7,
Lap 59,4 (x),13,10,1,5,9,11,7,
Lap 60,13,10,1,5,9,11,7,,
Lap 61,1,10,13,5,9,11,7,,
Lap 62,1,10,13,5,9,11,7,,
Lap 63,1,10,13,5,9,11,7,,
Lap 64,1,10,13,5,9,11,7,,
Lap 65,1,10,13,5,9,11,7,,
Lap 66,1,10,13,5,9,11,7 (f),,
Lap 67,1,10,13,5,9,11,,,
Lap 68,1,10,13,5,9,11,,,
Lap 69,1,10,13,5,9,11,,,
Lap 70,1,10,13,5,9,11 (f),,,
Lap 71,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 72,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 73,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 74,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 75,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 76,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 77,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 78,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 79,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 80,1,10,13,5,9,,,,
Lap 81,1,10,5,13,9,,,,
Lap 82,1,10,5,13,9,,,,
Lap 83,1,10,5,13,9,,,,
Lap 84,1,10,5 (x),13,9,,,,
Lap 85,1,10,13,9 (f),,,,,
Lap 86,1,10,13,,,,,,
Lap 87,1 (f),10 (f),13 (f),,,,,,
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Comments

TheFazz's picture

May I request team principals to confirm their driver sequence for the record? Thanks.

Also I would like to ask each team principal to give their views on the following:

  1. how your race went
  2. how the pitstops went
  3. how was the kart
  4. how was the competition
  5. your interest in participating in the coming IC3 Series 2006

TheFazz's picture

Also for those who took photos, appreciate your link to your photopages. Cheers


razmyn's picture

fazz...my team's driver sequence as follows:

1: Desmond
2: Edy Hazry
3: Ramsey
4: Razmyn

will get back to you with regards to the comments of the race as soon as i get in touch with my teammates...

thanks for a good race anyway...tho it could've been better for italiaauto.com...


sabelt's picture

First of all, i would like to say thank you to my team principal from italiaauto.com, razmyn, that invited me at the very last minute to fill up max's position and apologies for my unwell prepared for the endurance race. It was a great experience to kart in sepang layout circuit. The track was nice, smooth and few technical high speed bends.

All my fellow teammates performed well. Due to technical failure (It was me driving at that time, the chain flew off spectacularly infront of grandstand) we jumped down from position 4th to 6th overall.. Will be looking forward again for this 2006 season.

*The mechanics should be more aware and alert all the time. Management 3 out of 5. Kudos to Fazz that everything almost went well and your great field report.


ed's picture

More comments from team italiaauto.com.
Firstly, team principal Razmyn did well in the face of (near) disaster. One of the original members pulled out at the 11th hour and he did well in getting a replacement (Ramsey aka Sabelt) in such short notice. How did he do it...?!? My guess is it could be a hard-to-resist combination of currypuffs and stewardesses...!!! I've gotta remember to ask Ramsey.
Secondly, thanks again to Ramsey, the team's life saver for the day. It was sooo easy to either not answer Razmyn's call (he was still in bed when the call came through) or just say no, but like a true sport he immediately got up and was in Sepang in under an hour. Like a true my-kart trouper. Of course driving an Impreza STi helps too... biggrin
Ramsey dude, let me say this again...it wasn't your fault the chain broke. In fact I feel bad that you responded to the team's distress call only to drive the least number of laps.
Thanks too to Desmond & Razmyn for a great drive, all in I had an enjoyable time. Especially when I was battling with one of the Shell teams (can't remember which one) and coming out on top. I drove a fairly smooth & error-free race, so I'm kinda happy with that.
I have one thing to complain though...and that is the painstakingly slooow reaction of the mechanics in attending to our kart. It took them a good part of 20 mins to retrieve the kart & replace the chain. Personally, I think it could have been done in 10 mins max, but then again...that's racing!
Cheers!


Nohad's picture

ed wrote:
I have one thing to complain though...and that is the painstakingly slooow reaction of the mechanics in attending to our kart. It took them a good part of 20 mins to retrieve the kart & replace the chain. Personally, I think it could have been done in 10 mins max, but then again...that's racing!
Cheers!

Aaahh! This is where teamwork counts mah. Don't wait for the mechanics (it will take ages) to retrieve your distressed kart, get the team members to retrieve it together by carrying it across the field, across the longkang, avoid the dog shits.... as what happened during last endurance rd3. You also always pray that the kart do not breakdown or spin-off at turn 7 area as that is the furthest part of the track and it is partially hidden from normal view.

Fazz,
As for the lap charts, you got the results as per the computer print-out or by manual lap records?


enami03's picture

First I wud like to congratulate fazz and friends for being the most cool organizer I have ever experienced. Also many thxs for giving us the chance to spare our Saturday in Sepang. The guys of Petronas enjoyed the game and of course every event will have its pros and cons at the end of the day but I think it's remarkable that u guys can handle it wthout much fuss and keeping the temperature at its limit,
We are looking forward to the coming events and hopefully they will be much recognised by other clubs and companies.Thanks again and keep on karting...


razmyn's picture

actually guys..we were pretty lucky that day...i believe the rules are..if the kart breaks down due to any reasons...no replacement will be made...luckily i spoke to raja razman and asked him nicely if they can retrieve our kart & repair it...i told him that we are no more in the race & accepted the fact...but just wanna make full use of the time & more importantly not waste our rm160...tho it took some time...we did managed to get the kart running again & managed to salvage 6th place...i'd like to thank raja razman for this...

fazz...congrats one more time for a good race altogether...apart from some issues with the mechs...i think the race was well managed...tho i think you might need to get more hands to help with the running of the race...in the future races...i'd like to suggest that any of the my-kart members who's not racing in the event...volunteers to help...( i volunteer patrick for the next event :p )

lastly..thanks to sabelt for saving our day...Edd & desmond for a well driven race...and all the rest for a good sporting race...

cheers


TheFazz's picture

Folks - thanks for the positive and constructive feedback. I will have to talk to Kartquest for them to look into the matter of the response time of their crew. I got the feeling that some of those guys were not so keen to work on the day.

In relation to kart failures, the rules state that if the kart breaks down - then too bad. That said, I do give some slack given that we are no in direct control over the condition of the karts. I know that some teams faced some frustrating times with the kart and mechanics.

As for the lapcharts - once again, we had some problems with the computer charts as some transponders failed to work properly thus the computer results were not accurate. The lapchart that you see above is taken from the manual charts prepared by 4 teams - BMW ///M Division, Team HP, Shell and SK Era Resources. The manual lapcharts were not perfect but we could resolve the minor errors easier.

Fauzi (enami03) - thanks for the compliments. I am happy that Petronas Melaka enjoyed the event. Coming to Sepang shows that you guys are real enthusiasts, and I do hope to see you guys more regularly this year. We shall have 4 IC3 events in 2006 (calendar to be updated). In addition, if you'd like - you should also join in the enduros and monthly individual series where you can.

Having more volunteers would help - so thanks to Razmyn for volunteering Patrick (nohad)... *grin*


Nohad's picture

TheFazz wrote:
Having more volunteers would help - so thanks to Razmyn for volunteering Patrick (nohad)... *grin*

No problem at all, always like to help out here any which way I can. Too bad I was at Singapore on that day.


Jules's picture

Congrats to the winning team and as always - good, understanding and tolerant MyKart members to make this work.

I am aware there were some issues with the kart repairs but let's thrash this out in a separate thread.

My comments were that the karts preparation were acceptable this round but wonder why they never charged the transponder batteries prior to the event. That was not acceptable and lucky Fazz came prepared with the manual score sheets....Timing wise, we could be a bit more tight cos we spent half the morning, waiting....

I can only say if not for MyKart - the event would have been in shambles. ( i know cos my company sports club run kart events too but for begineers.... )

Kudos to Fazz, & to you all.


udi's picture

Congratulations to all winners and I believed you all have done a good job. Nothing much I can say except what was happened to my team shouldn't be happening if karting Operators be more professionals organizing such event. To Fazz once again, you have done good job which is on the first place should be done by 'them'.
To Chepot, congrats man, you're the fastest man on the circuit that day.


naza's picture

TheFazz wrote:
Folks - thanks for the positive and constructive feedback. I will have to talk to Kartquest for them to look into the matter of the response time of their crew. I got the feeling that some of those guys were not so keen to work on the day.

In relation to kart failures, the rules state that if the kart breaks down - then too bad. That said, I do give some slack given that we are no in direct control over the condition of the karts. I know that some teams faced some frustrating times with the kart and mechanics.

Fazz,
The rule says that the driver must retrieve the distressed kart without outside help or risk disqualification. Considering that rescues will always be slow due to a number of reasons as recently seen, maybe a slack can be given to allow team members to assist in the retrieval. However, this is quite dangerous as the race is still in earnest. In my view the rescue job could be faster if the operator had provided a scooter for their mechanics use. We cannot honestly expect the mechanic to jump with joy when he has to run to turn 7 with some heavy tools...he will probably wanna hide for awhile to regain his breath before the second rescue imho.


sabelt's picture

Fazz: Any pics for IC3?


cardula's picture

Fazz, Team HP's driver sequence are as follows:

1: Tom Tan
2: Irwan Ismail
3: Jagjeet
4: Ng Joon Hiang

Overall, I would say the team enjoyed the race very much! We had lots of fun, the pitstops went well, and our competition were excellent!

Unfortunately, our kart retired early as it was running extremely rich and was EATING too much fuel, which caused the tank to run dry 3 laps before the finish. At every single pitstop we had to spend a few extra seconds to get the mechanics to tune the karts. This would in turn make the karts run really good for a few laps before it started running rich again.

I would like to thank all my teammates for all their wonderful contributions. Tom for organizing and coordinating the team, and getting sponsorship from HP! Jagjeet for accepting the invitation 4 days prior to the event and ensuring the team was not underweight. And of course Joon Hiang for his excellent driving and bringing the kart back to 3rd position before it retired!

Personally, I'm really interested to run in IC3:2006, but it all depends on Tom/HP. Let's see how it goes this year.


ed's picture

cardula wrote:

Jagjeet for accepting the invitation 4 days prior to the event and ensuring the team was not underweight.

ahh... i like the way you put that... very diplomatic! biggrin


alfagta's picture

my conment,
it's consider a sad day for aroc team but everyone were enjoying through our team stratergy goes very well for our team first 2 drivers,good drive shown from luen & yan beating the second place team with 1lapping till the kart breakdown at 2nd pitstop for refuelling,then restart the kart by the mechanic with adjusting the fuel valve but unfortunetly the screw broke,then the mechanic advise to change kart cos they told us that unable to take the tear screw out but the guy incharge doesn't allow....so it's end there!

the main reason for me enter the race not ready objectice to win but to enjoy driving the kart & have fun.also bad news that dino hasn't turn up that day,so have to call up joey in his bed early morning to rush here joning our team for the event but end up with me just have the chance to drive 3 testing laps.

I am not asking money back but maybe wondering that we have a solution for team members like what happen to me & joey maybe to repay them to test drive the kart about 10-20mins after the race,at least wake up early mornin drive to sepang pay rm160 ,drive 3laps ,go back afternoon....like ##***
u know what I mean?

as also kartquest told that the karts has been well maintain ,it used for many race event & bla bla,

wondering u guys remember the team speedy gonzales? razman said they broke the rear axle during practice,have to fine them rm500, end up the team pay for entry fee rm540+rm500 for the fine total rm1040...
3 drivers frustrate & went home ,I feel so sorry for the team lucky,after talking to Luen who is more understanding with mykart members, who left alone waiting for them to change the axle about 1 hour more till done,so luen manage to drive the kart only 7laps after the chequer flag....
but i think we wont be seeing speedy gonzales joining the race anymore!

what i mean that hope we can have everyone have a fair use of the karts if the kart broke down not upon their mistake, not at the race time,maybe repay them to drive other kart for the amount they pay for it!
if let say while we driving chain broke down,accle wires or brake wire broke,for this kind of breakdown, we have to face the fact lar!

as also i can see that now entry fee is getting higher this year,so i think for team race, we still have to check out this matter!

anyway just my suggestion only!
also another successful race event by mykart!
welldone again Fazz.

regards,
alfagta


doctito's picture

Wow well done I see you guys (My-Kart) have made it in today’s Star Papers. Seem My Kart is gaining more interest this day and now Fazz is a celebrity.


ed's picture

wondering when we can get to see the pixs taken by some of you with cameras on that day...?
cheers!


alfagta's picture

can u guys spot m'sia fat schumacher standing next to kart no.8? Smile


TheFazz's picture

doctito wrote:
Wow well done I see you guys (My-Kart) have made it in today’s Star Papers. Seem My Kart is gaining more interest this day and now Fazz is a celebrity.

Thanks bro.

The story can also be found on the Star Online.


saa73's picture

yeah....& one of my excuses for not winning even made it as a quote in the article!

aisey, they got the website URL wrong.....can we ask for them to send out a "correction" note in tomorrow's paper?


TheFazz's picture

saa73 wrote:
aisey, they got the website URL wrong.....can we ask for them to send out a "correction" note in tomorrow's paper?

that was the most important part. I have been getting phone calls and smses... i mentioned to Sivam of Star Metro to correct it. Hopefully, it can be done tomorrow.


razmyn's picture

i kinda agree with steward...its rather frustrating to wait for the raceday, wake up early, drive to sepang, talk with teammates about strategy, start the race & then...race ended prematurely...due to kart failure of some sort...

the same thing almost happen to us in italiaauto.com team too...our third driver...sabelt was only into his 2nd hot lap when the chain broke...BUT we were lucky that day when raja razman agreed to ask his mechs to retrieve our kart & get it repaired...as I told him that we were no longer in the race with winning as an aim..but we're just wanna make good with the fees we've paid...especially to our hero that day...sabelt..he came in as a 'bidan terjun' driver & almost wasted all his time & money...i for one as a team principal do not agree to seeing my drivers walk home frustrated...the least i could do is make them happy by getting them on the track after the incident...(i guess i'm too used to having my crew heading home satisfied after a flight Wink )

maybe the orgy...ooopps!!i mean... the organising comm can sit down & talk on this matter...

cheers;)


naza's picture

doctito wrote:
Wow well done I see you guys (My-Kart) have made it in today’s Star Papers. Seem My Kart is gaining more interest this day and now Fazz is a celebrity.


Gaining ground for sure...need to leverage on this and get more parents to get their juniors into karting.Depending on their ages, mykart could possibly run junior races too.

TheFazz's picture

naza wrote:
doctito wrote:
Wow well done I see you guys (My-Kart) have made it in today’s Star Papers. Seem My Kart is gaining more interest this day and now Fazz is a celebrity.


Gaining ground for sure...need to leverage on this and get more parents to get their juniors into karting.Depending on their ages, mykart could possibly run junior races too.

right now, i think there is a opportunity of an inter school / college / university series ("ISCU"). subject to funding of course. A few people called me yesterday refering the article and asking about how to get their children into karting. I believe a suitable age group would be 16 - 23 years old as long still studying (can use existing 80cc karts)? I do not yet want to go into cadet class just yet though (different kart sizes altogether).


TheFazz's picture

important: help needed from all participants

I would like to request that all company teams that participated in the recent IC3 email me at mykart.org@gmail.com or post in the contact sheet thread the following communication info:

  • formal name of company / organisation
  • formal name & position of person to address to
  • liaison person if different from the formal addressee (including contact number & email)
  • mailing address of the company / organisation
  • a bit of company background - principle business activities, products & brands

I would like to develop a proper contact sheet, and will in due course send out written invitations to these companies and others to formally invite them to the 2006 IC3 series.


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alfagta wrote:
my conment,
it's consider a sad day for aroc team but everyone were enjoying through our team stratergy goes very well for our team first 2 drivers,good drive shown from luen & yan beating the second place team with 1lapping till the kart breakdown at 2nd pitstop for refuelling,then restart the kart by the mechanic with adjusting the fuel valve but unfortunetly the screw broke,then the mechanic advise to change kart cos they told us that unable to take the tear screw out but the guy incharge doesn't allow....so it's end there!

the main reason for me enter the race not ready objectice to win but to enjoy driving the kart & have fun.also bad news that dino hasn't turn up that day,so have to call up joey in his bed early morning to rush here joning our team for the event but end up with me just have the chance to drive 3 testing laps.

I am not asking money back but maybe wondering that we have a solution for team members like what happen to me & joey maybe to repay them to test drive the kart about 10-20mins after the race,at least wake up early mornin drive to sepang pay rm160 ,drive 3laps ,go back afternoon....like ##***
u know what I mean?

as also kartquest told that the karts has been well maintain ,it used for many race event & bla bla,

wondering u guys remember the team speedy gonzales? razman said they broke the rear axle during practice,have to fine them rm500, end up the team pay for entry fee rm540+rm500 for the fine total rm1040...
3 drivers frustrate & went home ,I feel so sorry for the team lucky,after talking to Luen who is more understanding with mykart members, who left alone waiting for them to change the axle about 1 hour more till done,so luen manage to drive the kart only 7laps after the chequer flag....
but i think we wont be seeing speedy gonzales joining the race anymore!

what i mean that hope we can have everyone have a fair use of the karts if the kart broke down not upon their mistake, not at the race time,maybe repay them to drive other kart for the amount they pay for it!
if let say while we driving chain broke down,accle wires or brake wire broke,for this kind of breakdown, we have to face the fact lar!

as also i can see that now entry fee is getting higher this year,so i think for team race, we still have to check out this matter!

anyway just my suggestion only!
also another successful race event by mykart!
welldone again Fazz.

regards,
alfagta

Steward - as mentioned to you, why did your team not think of CHANGING the complete carburettor? It is held by 2 x M4 allen bolts, one band clip ( to the airbox ) & 2 hoses ( fuel & pulse ).

Change over time, less 5min!

Guys - as we are all racing with hire karts, the condition is a matter of luck, as always. To be fair to everyone, I DO NOT AGREE a complete change of kart or even engine should be allowed, once the race starts.

So please try to think how to salvage your team's position when trouble develop. That's part of racing....esp with hire karts.

for team gonzales - I was not aware that they charged RM500 for a rear axle....you can buy 1.5 x NEW ones with this amount! that's not correct and yes, we should all be informed if that's the damage they want to claim.

I think max limit for any damage should be RM200, and less - subject to what kind of damage...Anyone paid "damage" for engine siezures before?

nevertheless IMHO, I think a refund due to a self inflicted damage like Team Gonzales is a NO NO. ( the damage charges is another issue, ok ) It's a TEAM event, so when one team mates crashes & kart kaputt.....game over.

I think we gotta iron out two issues here before next race.
- damage limit
- kart replacement possibility

Fazz, pls lead and my opinions/suggestion are already stated.


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TheFazz wrote:
naza wrote:
doctito wrote:
Wow well done I see you guys (My-Kart) have made it in today’s Star Papers. Seem My Kart is gaining more interest this day and now Fazz is a celebrity.


Gaining ground for sure...need to leverage on this and get more parents to get their juniors into karting.Depending on their ages, mykart could possibly run junior races too.

right now, i think there is a opportunity of an inter school / college / university series ("ISCU"). subject to funding of course. A few people called me yesterday refering the article and asking about how to get their children into karting. I believe a suitable age group would be 16 - 23 years old as long still studying (can use existing 80cc karts)? I do not yet want to go into cadet class just yet though (different kart sizes altogether).

Been thinking about this inter school thing for sometime. We could kick start this by doing a survey to check level of interest by having every mykarter to approach the school where their kids are attending, just one school for each mykarter will do. Toss the idea of having each school to at least sponsor one team for an event(s) organised by maykart. How's that huh?...Come on guys, we need to get the kids in! otherwise it will be just the dads (some mums) and granddads show lah!


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