A large crowd turned out in Kuala Lumpur to see the start of the first Castrol-Wearne Asean Car Rally.
GV CROWD AT START OF RALLY
GV CROWD WATCHING COMPETITOR TUNING MOTOR
SV PAN CROWD TO DRIVER IN CAR CHECKING TIME SHEET
GV CROWD WATCHING
SV CAR LEAVING STARTING RAMP
GV COMPETITOR DRIVING OFF RAMP ALONG ROAD LINED WITH SPECTATORS
SV COMPETITOR ON RALLY ROUTE OUT OF KL
GV TWO COMPETITORS ROARING AWAY FROM START
GV COMPETITOR RACING PAST MALAYSIANS ON MOTOR SCOOTERS
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Background: A large crowd turned out in Kuala Lumpur to see the start of the first Castrol-Wearne Asean Car Rally.
The Rally attracted a field of more than forty competitors who will race from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, a distance of more than 4,000 kilometres. The Rally is the first Asean rally ever organised.
One of the most favoured cars for the tough event was the Alfasud 1200. Each of the cars was specially fitted to withstand the heavy punishment of driving over one of the toughest rally routes in the world.
Before the Rally began the Malaysian Minister for Agriculture, Datuk Ali Hajiahmad, said the event would assist in showing the world the concept of Asean. He said the Rally would project Aean onto the international sporting scene. The cars are expected to cover the distance in about four days.