Making Malaysia proud
Lam, Yim and Tan win Super Mechanic Contest 2018 organised by Castrol
The Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic Contest 2018 has found the best car mechanics in the region, and they are from Malaysia – Low Pai Khoon, Yim Shao Ze and Alvin Tan Yong Jun.
They emerged as champions in the final event held at KLCC recently, beating teams from Thailand, India,
Singapore and Indonesia. The teams from Thailand and India were the runners-up and second runners-up respectively.
The contest began in March with the National Rounds, from which 15 Castrol car mechanics were selected to compete and qualify for the Grand Finals. From there, the top three qualifiers then formed a team to represent their respective countries.
In the Grand Finals, the five national teams underwent four gruelling time-based tasks. After a Theory Quiz session, teams had to race against time to demonstrate 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 on teams for any mistakes made, such as oil spills.
In the end, Team Malaysia were the first to successfully start and idle the car they were working on.
“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 can showcase their skills and gain valuable exposure on a regional level,” said Shyam Balasubramanian, regional marketing director, BP/Castrol Asia & Pacific.
In addition to the grand prize, Low, Yim and Tan earned the opportunity to join the pit crew of the Renault Sports Formula One Team during the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore.