Monday, March 25

Dakar Rally champion Masuoka to thrill city folk March 19


KUCHING: Experience a taste of the Dakar Rally right here in Kuching for the first time and stand a chance to experience a special high speed taxi-ride with two-time Dakar Rally Champion Hiroshi Masuoka from Japan.

Dakar rally champion: Hiroshi Masuoka.

This special event will take place this Mar 19 and 20 from 9am to 9pm at the Travilion carpark here. Admission is free.

Hiroshi Masuoka will be leading the special high-speed rides by showcasing the capabilities of the award-winning Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Triton.

These two driving machines will be put to the test on a specially designed track at the event venue itself.

Hiroshi became the second Japanese driver in history to win the Dakar Rally in 2002 with the official Mitsubishi team in a Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero.

He took a second successive victory in 2003.

Visitors will also be entertained with nightly live concerts by local artistes such as singer-choreographer Choo Hao Ren.

Choo is no stranger to the Malaysian entertainment scene.

He won the ‘My Favourite Star’ award by Astro Star Quest 2008 and represented Malaysia to Hong Kong for the International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship.

Choo will perform on the Mar 19. 20-year-old Sarawakian Hafiz will be performing on Mar 20.

The talented Hafiz was named champion for Akademi Fantasia 2009 after receiving almost half of the votes casted from the much watched talent show.

Visitors can expect to see other local artistes take the stage such as Claudia Geres, also from the Akademi Fantasia family as well as local rock band Masterpiece.

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s current line-up of vehicles including the Lancer 2.0GT and Lancer Sportback sedans, ASX compact crossover and Grandis MPV will also be available for on-road test drive.

With great deals to enjoy and fun activities for the whole family, be amongst the first 100 daily to test drive any Mitsubishi Motors models and get exclusive Mitsubishi merchandise.

From now until Mar 31, customers who book and register for the Pajero Sport and Triton will be rewarded with a Sharp Aquos 40” or 32” LCD screen TV, two years free maintenance package and cash rebate (terms and conditions apply).

To pre-register, members of the public can visit the nearest Mitsubishi Motors showroom or to find out more, go to