Adam Khalid, Year 11 students win 1st place at the Rotax Asia Zone Max Challenge Malaysia Championship
Adam Khalid is no stranger to the professional kart racing scene in and out of Malaysia. He has been professionally kart racing for more than 3 years now and shows no signs of slowing down. In the recent Rotax Asia Zone Max Challenge Malaysia Championship-Round 5 held on the 15th and 16 of August at the Sepang International Kartracing Circuit, Adam successfully managed to outdo competitors and emerged as champion in the Senior Max Category. This trophy is an addition to several other trophies in Adam’s collection.
The international race took place over the weekend and featured around 40 competitors from around the world. The race proved to be a tough one for Adam as most of the competitors were recording similar lap timings, he explains. However, with continued perseverance and determination, Adam came in 1st place, putting him through to the sixth
round of the kartracing series, taking place in September 2015. ‘It feels great to have this victory and winning in the home country is like a dream come true,’ Adam exclaims. ‘To be able to set foot on the same podium as other F1 drivers is so amazing!’
If Adam was to demonstrate the same winning spirit and more at the next round, he will qualify for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals taking place in Portimao, Portugal in November, representing Malaysia and Asia. Adam credits his achievements to his family, his team, as well as AISM for the support and guidance thus far. ‘Many thanks to AISM for always recognising my achievements in this sport and providing continuous support for doing what I love’.
The school congratulates Adam and wishes him the best of luck!