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Team Malaysia emerged as the first team to successfully start and idle the car they were working on.
The search for the best car mechanic in the region came to a spectacular close at the KLCC Convention Centre recently as Team Malaysia, comprising Low Pai Khoon, Yim Shao Ze and Alvin Tan Yong Jun, was crowned the Regional Champion of the Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic contest 2018.
The final event saw the culmination of months of fierce competition to discover and recognise some of the best car mechanics in the region. The Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic Contest 2018 kicked off with the National Rounds in March, from which 15 of the Castrol car mechanics were selected to proceed to the Grand Finals to compete in yet another bout of theoretical and practical challenges. The top three national champions then formed a team to represent Malaysia and compete against representatives from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and India to prove their theoretical knowledge and practical expertise.
In the Regional Grand Finale, the five national teams underwent four gruelling time-based tasks. After a Theory Quiz session, the teams demonstrated their superior practical skills in car engine maintenance including technical knowledge on how to change engine oil, replace engine parts as well as diagnose and solve engine problems in the shortest time possible. To heighten the complexity of the tasks, time penalties were imposed for any mistakes made throughout the challenges, such as oil spills.
After a fierce battle, Team Malaysia emerged as the first team to successfully start and idle the car they were working on, thereby completing the final task of the Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic Contest 2018 amidst cheers and applause from the spectators.
“The Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic contest 2018 is the most exciting one yet, with some of the best Castrol car experts in the region going all out to seize the top spot. Congratulations to our Regional Champions who had worked tirelessly throughout these months to better themselves and push their theory and practical expertise to the limit. Castrol is proud to be a part of this journey with them. We hope this experience would give them leverage in growing their business and providing enhanced service to their customers,” said Regional Marketing Director- BP/Castrol Asia & Pacific Shyam Balasubramanian.
He added: “As the manufacturer of leading engine oil brands, Castrol Edge and Castrol Magnatec, we strive to not just reward and recognise our mechanics, but also continuously support them in their efforts to improve their knowledge and technical expertise. To this end, the Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic contest is an excellent platform where they could showcase their skills and gain valuable exposure on a regional level.”
In addition to the Grand Prize, Low Pai Khoon, Yim Shao Ze and Alvin Tan also enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of joining the pit crew of the Renault Sports Formula One Team during the F1 Grand Prix race in Singapore this year.
Commenting on the team’s historic win, Pai Khoon said: “We are so happy to represent the country and win the regional Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic contest 2018! It was a gruelling few months and we are thankful for all the support we received in the lead-up to the finale. We were very excited to join the pit crew in the Singapore F1 Grand Prix and learnt all we could from the best mechanics in the world. We would like to thank Castrol for this opportunity.”
Team Thailand and Team India were runner-up and second runner-up respectively.
亚太区最优秀的汽车维修人员于今日在吉隆坡会展中心诞生 ！由刘淙混，任绍泽 和 陈嵘圳组成的马来西亚队队伍获得了2018年Castrol亚太区超级汽车维修人员总决赛冠军，为赛事画下一个完美的句点。
沙安巴拉苏巴马廉同时表示：“作为领先汽车润滑油品牌Castrol EDGE以及Castrol MAGNATEC的制造商，我们不仅致力于奖励和表扬我们的维修人员，而且也不断支持他们努力提高知识和技术专长。为此，Castrol亚太区超级汽车维修人员竞赛是一个可以让他们在区域内展现技能和获得宝贵经验的卓越平台。感谢区域冠军队伍，你们做得非常好 ！同时也感谢所有参赛者在这个比赛中所付出的努力、决心和热情。”
除了大奖，刘淙混，任绍泽 和 陈嵘圳也将获得在今年9月份于新加坡举办的F1新加坡大奖赛加入雷诺车队维修团队的一个千载难逢的机会。
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