Friday, July 24, 2009

Rallying behind the Flying Sikh



New car, little budget. Arguably the continent's most successful rally motorsport driver, Karamjit Singh is excited with the prospect of driving the Proton Satria Neo Super 2000 in the upcoming FIA APRC Asia Cup which will be contested through three countries, Malaysia (Aug 14-16), Indonesia (Oct 2-4) and China (Nov 13-15).

But he has a problem. Karamjit is short of cash. He is now seeking advertising and promotional budgets to cover the cost of his personal equipment, travel expenses, hotel accommodation and professional fee to secure this drive.

Karamjit and his team are offering limited livery and advertising space on the competition car and his personal driving attire to corporations in return for a small advertising budget investment.

Partners, according to Karamjit and his team, will substantially benefit from the media publicity that this professional team will undeniably garner.

As such, Karamjit is offering a partnership plan to suit any marketing budget or advertising strategy and invites corporations to forge an alliance as associate partners to enable him to compete in the Asia Cup.

Sponsorship amount required is as follows:
Rally Malaysia RM 80,000
Rally Indonesia RM 100,000
Rally China RM 120,000
Total amount required
RM 300,000

Automotive expert Paul Tan has written quite extensively on Karamjit and his difficulties in sourcing for sponsorship. Read here and here

9 comments:

BAG OFMBONES said...

Rizal

Give Daim a call. Or is 'local' not to his taste?

BAG OF BONES said...

zAL

Give 'Daim" a call.
Or is 'local' not his taste?

Bag Of Bones
Seremban

Anonymous said...

Aisay YB 'Tuk Mentri KBS,

Ini Kan Sukan juga... berbaloi kan klu kita tlg brader kita. JUARA pula tu !!! Singh is Kinggg !!!

1MAS

Anonymous said...

Heard some where that in a function not long ago our tycoon Tan Sri AK actually enquired if Karamjit was getting government support.
Maxis / Astro / Da Mai Chai if you're seeing this make your boss happy. Why, ask him straight if its true... Lets 'rally' behind a true consistent Champion

Anonymous said...

Heard some where that in a function not long ago our tycoon Tan Sri AK actually enquired if Karamjit was getting government support.
Maxis / Astro / Da Mai Chai if you're seeing this make your boss happy. Why, ask him straight if its true... Lets 'rally' behind a true consistent Champion

Anonymous said...

Mr. Singh ni mahal rezeki sikit. Pernah kereta saya dibelakang kereta dia di tempat 'drop off' passenger pusat membeli belah. Dia turun dari kereta dia (kenalan dia ada tunggu di situ) nak buat some transaction ke apa ke. Saya tunggu sebentar (saya nak drop off, mak saudara sya seorang warga emas) selang berapa minit saya pun keluar dan minta dia jangan halang exit drop off. Dia toleh pada saya then sambung borak dengan kawan dia, toleh saya pun jenis pandang 'don't you know who I am?' punya pandang. Tak baguslah macam ni Mr. Singh...tapi all the best untuk cari sponsor ni.

shah said...

we always seem to miss or oversight in setting our priorities. here we have karamjit singh, our own rally champions at the global stage. sponsors? ah well, you need some sort of political connections mr singh, i am sure you know well how things work in this country.

anyway, all the best to you and we wish you every success. we always follow your development closely from the web or from any FIA programme on the telly.

Anonymous said...

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Hard-Tidak Apa said...

Karamjit Singh 46 tahun. Dah dekat 30 tahun dalam rally. Lebih separuh dari 30 tahun tu, dia dapat support yang tiada tolok bandingnya, yang selebihnya semua cerita menangis mintak tolong.
Mungkin dia sukar nak dapat support pasal orang dah boring tengok rally, sebab macam ada dia ni sorang je champion kita.. Tu pun menang PWRC tahun 2002, lawan dengan 5 biji kereta lain.. Oklah, juara tetap juara..
Tapi tak mungkin ke rally driver yang baru, yang muda dan berpotensi dapat dibantu??
Bukan nak cakap singh ni tak bagus, tapi bila driver lain pulak nak dapat peluang maju ke hadapan sama macam peluang yang dia dapat bertahun-tahun dulu, sebelum dia jadi champion yang kita kenal sekarang.
Dalam ada orang yang gah memperjuangkan nasib karamjit singh, tak ada siapa nampak ke nasib sukan rali tu sendiri, yang kian lama kian teruk.
Ini macam, kita cuma ada Karamjit Singh, Karamjit Singh dan juga tak lain dan tak bukan, Karamjit Singh saja lah.
Bukan ke gelap masa depan tu?