Thumbs up Gary!gary said:Karam is definitely one of our all time greats in motorsports. unfortunately, its sad that he has not been able to find support locally..etc. and personally, i think its already too late for him to get back into the international limelight.
As Faisal mentioned already, sponsors demand a lot more than just results for a reason to spend money. They are also looking for marketable people. In this day and age, they are usually out to look for younger drivers, of which, there are plenty of them out there.
to me, whats more urgent today is not "how to save karam", but how to save malaysian motorsports in general. i'm not talking about F1, or MotoGP or JapanGt..etc. those are not malaysian motorsports. I'm talking about Super series, MRC, .. including grassroots events like dragbattle, GRA and R3time attack...etc.
Its tough enough that drivers cant get sponsored today, but even tougher for people who organise these events to get sponsors to keep running. Without motorsports growth in Malaysia, it will be harder for us to have our next "karam".
Do note that none of our local drivers are able to match up to Karam. He is still the best rally driver in Malaysia and cannot be beaten in equal machinery.faisal said:*YAWN*
Anyways, at his age he should have the good grace to Retire, like Carlos Sainz, Tommi Makk, Juha Kankunen et all. He is I believe from the same generation as these great drivers.
It's much better to be remembered as a Group N World Champion ....
I never said forget Karam. I did say it's "It's much better to be remembered as a Group N World Champion ...."hooligan74 said:My point is that Karamjit should not be forgotten, not yet please.
Hmm who are these unsung heroes ???gary said:my point is, we should all be looking at the bigger picture on malaysian motorsports as a whole, and not just at one driver. I can tell you, there are many people who are working very hard behind the scenes to help grow motorsports in malaysia from the grassroots, but get no recognition, and also make no attempts to gain recognition. These are the people I admire the most. Do you know who they are?
Kudos to this fellow. And to the Organisation/Team that suported him.gary said:This year, someone, who 2 years ago would never have thought he will be racing in the biggest race in the region, who only until a couple of months ago, was racing in grassroots events in a carpark, was picked, and then given full sponsorship, including testing and training. This driver ended up on the podium in his first race ever, in the largest race in the region.
This is what we need to see more off. Drivers given a chance because of their talent, and not because of who they know, and how much money they have.
I'm here.WhiteLighter82 said:Um.....come on you guys........
FAISAL..??? Where are you???
Come on out and play..........
They didn't mean to Slam you........
Somehow people forgot that....gary said:i dont really agree with what you're saying jaspal.
M.Schumacher is German. He lives in Monaco, races for an italian team. his main sponsors aren't german companies. Does that make him any less German? is he considered a loss to germany?
by saying what you're saying, you are denying all the good years that Karam has had in his career. Supported by local mechanics, local race management, local companies who have sponsored him to the tune of millions.. remember, he became world champion while sponsored by malaysian companies.
excuse me gary u driving BMW now ka?gary said:"remember, he became world champion while sponsored by malaysian companies."
blind bashing, or blind faith, or whatever you want to call it. nobody wants to see the whole picture, or even accept it even when faced with facts just because it doesn't meet their needs.
</P>faisal said:I'm here. </P>
<P>Why??? did I miss any "blind bashing"??? didi I miss any " hero worships" ???</P>
<P>Slam me?? what are you on man???
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