CISCO RACING

THE FLYING SIKH

 
 
 

Become a friend of Cisco Racing

MEDIA COVERAGE

Apr 13
Ex-rally world champ Karamjit aims for a flying start
Apr 12
Flying Sikh – Karamjit Singh Set To Light Up The Rallying World Once Again
Flying Sikh – Karamjit Singh Set To Light Up The Rallying World Once Again
Get In Touch
  • Karamjit Singh, also known as “The Flying Sikh”, is Asia’s most successful rally motorsport driver. He has won multiple championships both locally and internationally, and has been ranked number one in the Asia Pacific region. Karamjit is among Malaysia’s top sportsmen and was Malaysian Sportsman of the year in 2002.

    In 1985, Karamjit made his debut in the Castrol Daylight Rally, in a Peugeot 404 belonging to his father. The next few years were spent in competition racking up class wins. In 1988, he joined the Petronas Eon Racing Team (PERT). By 1993, he triumphed with his first major outright win driving a 4WD Proton Iswara Turbo in the Malaysian Rally Championship.

    In 2005 he left PERT, when it was disbanded, to compete as a privateer and then joined the Proton R3 Rally team from 2011 until 2015, winning many rallies in Malaysia and beyond.

    When Geely bought over Proton in 2016, the motorsport division was frozen, which pushed him to leave the team and obtain his own car, finding sponsors independently to support his rally racing until 2018.

    Rally racing is an expensive sport where a single race in Asia Pacific can cost upwards of MYR 400,000. Without sponsorship the cost of rally racing become difficult to meet.

    By 2020, when the COVID pandemic hit, lockdowns resulted in cancellations of rally races. For the next two years, no rally races were held in South-East Asia. Without races, sponsorship dwindled.

    In 2021, he was introduced to Rabin Nijhar of CISCO (M) Sdn. Bhd. who saw this as the Great Malaysian Story. Together they formed the CISCO Racing team and went on to win three out of four races in the Indonesian Rally Championship and also the title of the Malaysian Rally Champion in 2022.

    His best performance to date was in 2002, when he achieved the rare and historic feat of winning the World Championship in the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship (PWRC) on his first attempt, as well as the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC). He was the first Asian to ever become world champion in a motorsport’s world championship series.

    Karamjit Singh Career Highlights and Achievements

    • 1993 Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 1994 Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 1995 Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 1997 Champion – FIA Asia Pacific Production Car Championship
    • Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 1998 Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 1999 Champion – Thailand Rally Championship
    • Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 2000 Champion – FIA Asia Pacific Production Car Championship
    • Champion – Malaysian MME Endurance Circuit Race
    • Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 2001 Champion – FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship
    • Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 2002 World Champion – FIA Production World Rally Championship
    • Champion – FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship
    • Voted Malaysian “Man of the Year” by newsreaders of NST
    • Awarded Malaysian National Sportsman of the Year
    • AAM Motorsports Man of the Year
    • 2003 Bestowed the Honorary SIS title by HRH the Sultan Selangor
    • Conferred AMN title by HRH King of Malaysia
    • AAM Motorsports Man of the Year
    • 2004 Champion – FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship
    • AAM Motorsports Man of the Year
    • 2006 Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 2007 Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 2008 Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 2009 Malaysian Rally Championship – Champion
    • 2011 FIA Asia Pacific Rally 2WD Champion Driving Proton Satria Neo Australia, Japan, New Caledonia, New Zealand and China
    • 2012 FIA Asia Pacific Rally 2WD Champion Driving Proton Satria Neo Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan and China
    • Malaysian Rally Championship – 2WD Champion
    • 2013 Malaysian Rally Championship – 2WD Champion
    • 2014 Malaysian Rally Championship – 2WD Champion
    • 2015 Malaysian Rally Championship – 2WD Champion
    • 2016 Champion – Super Street Category @ MSF Sepang Track Series
    • 2017 Champion – MRC Rally of Perlis
    • 2018 Runner up Malaysian Rally Championship
    • 2022 Champion – MRC Round 1 @ Maran, NS
    • Champion – Indonesian Rally Championship 2022 (Group M3)*

    * 3 consecutive Rallies in a weekend

  • Jagdev has been directly involved in numerous facets of motor racing and rallying since adolescence, starting his involvement at an exceptionally young age. Raised in a family that has an extensive background and history in racing, he started with race car preparation and team management, supporting the participation of his father in the national racing championships whilst still in primary school.
    He obtained his driving license upon reaching the legal age of 17, in 1985 and immediately applied for a Competition license, entering his first rally as a driver in the Castrol Daylight Rally 1986.
    Jagdev continued to both drive and co-drive for several years, racking up category wins before ultimately deciding to take up rally co-driving semi-professionally in 1995 when he was offered a partnership alongside Australian driver Russell Palmer and team Silverstone – Suzuki.
    This shift proved to be a judicious decision as Jagdev is currently Malaysia’s number one rally co-driver and he has had the distinction of being contracted by several top teams in the Asia Pacific region.
    Jagdev has partnered drivers from the UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Scotland, India and Malaysia.
    He has competed in many events overseas, including the Asia Pacific Rally Championship and several World Rally Championship events.
    He is a 8 times Malaysian National Rally Champion and 3 times Malaysian National 4×4 Rally Champion.  Jagdev was first entered as Karamjit Singh’s co-driver in the 1997 APRC China Rally and has gone on to win most of his championships alongside Karamjit.
    Coming back to rallying in 2022 after short sabbatical, Jagdev is back to winning again.