In the latest rendition of the Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic Contest 2018, Team Malaysia’s Low Pai Khoon, Yim Shao Ze and Alvin Tan Yong Jun was crowned the Regional Champion after months’ of fierce competitions to discover and recognize 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 only 15 of 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 the country, where they competed against representatives from the region, including 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. Following the theory tests, the teams pitted against time in demonstrating superior practical skills in car engine maintenance including engine oil change, engine parts replacement and diagnose and solve engine problems, as fast as possible. To further heighten the complexity of the tasks, time penalties were imposed on teams for any mistakes made throughout the challenges, such as oil spills.
After a fierce battle, team Malaysia was first to complete the task emerged as the first team to complete the task, which made them the champions of the final task of the Castrol Asia Pacific Cars Super Mechanic contest
In addition to the Grand Prize for being champions, team Malaysia winners Low Pai Khoon, Yim Shao Ze and Alvin Tan Yong Jun would get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the pit crew of the Renault Sports Formula One Team during the F1 Grand Prix race in Singapore this month.
Behind team Malaysia were team Thailand and team India.