Muar Challenge - 17 June 2011

posted Jun 20, 2011, 12:21 AM by Robert Fernandez   [ updated Apr 25, 2012, 1:45 AM ]
Anuar takes first win in a field decimated by attrition
 

The event was a five boat dash in support of Kembara Mahkota Johor. The participating pilots and teams were Anuar Saidon of Malaya’s Dragon Team, Awang Bara of Kandis Racing, Kane Fernandez of Team Fernandez Racing, Tan Chew Peng of Team Techstel and Zulfaqa Rameli of Pasir Putih Seafood Racing.

 

The start of the race saw Anuar taking the lead into turn 1 but was very quickly overtaken by Kane, Awang and Tan, in that order, by turn 3.

 

Two laps on, Awang broke a drive shaft on lap 3 and the race was yellow-flagged while his boat was being removed. That put Tan in second followed by Anuar and Zulfaqa.

 

Lap 8 saw Kane’s boat break a sponson after hitting a partially submerged piece of wood while at full flight and was fortunate enough to make a dash for the crane before it could sink. However, Tan who was second behind Kane and now in the lead, also pulled out from the race having mistakenly thought that the race was over, thereby handing the win to Anuar with Zulfaqa in the other remaining boat, finishing 2nd.

 

Congratulations to Anuar for winning the race! It was a hard fought victory. To Kane, Awang and Tan, commiserations – better luck at the next race !

 

For detailed qualifying times, check out Race Results.