Singaporean Daim Hishammudin is to make his race debut in the Prince Lubricants Caterham Motorsport Championship this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

Daim Hishammudin.

Daim is one of ASEAN’s most promising up and coming talents and is a multiple kart champion and a double winner of the Rotax Max Asia Championship.  

After taking time off to focus on his A levels and Basic Training for National Service, Daim is now back to continue racing. The Prince Lubricants Caterham Motorsport Championship is ideal for Daim to get back up to competitive racing speed, plus with its compact schedule minimises the need for time off from National Service.

This weekend sees Daim reunited with Air Asia. Daim was the first driver in the original Air Asia Team Caterham driver development programme working with ex F1 driver Alex Yoong. 

AirAsia is a partner in the Championship, and their involvement with Daim is a development of their Dare to Dream campaign. They have been involved in numerous sports development initiatives for the benefit of youths by creating opportunities, providing the platform to achieve success and recognise their own strengths and potential.

Daim: “I’m really excited to be back in a car and racing this weekend. I’m very grateful and thankful to AirAsia and Caterham for giving me the opportunity to get back at it.”

Daim is supported by Asia Motorsport Development and Alex Yoong, ex F1 driver, Fox Sports F1 expert and triple Audi R8 LMS Cup Champion.

The Caterham Seven is known globally as the world’s most raced car, with the emphasis on driver ability and quality racing and the car was developed from the original Lotus Seven over half a century ago. Caterham Cars was acquired by Malaysian business entrepreneur Tony Fernandes in 2011 and the Caterham Seven is now sold in 30 countries worldwide.

Karting success: Daim with Alex Yoong.

The Caterham Motorsport Championship in South East Asia started in Malaysia in 2015 making it the 12th country to host a Caterham Championship race series. There are 5 events to the Championship with 2 to 3 races per event with 14 cars and drivers, although these numbers are destined to increase with increased interest in the series.  Since the Championship started there has been at least 9 nationalities competing from countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, France, Britain, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, Kenya and New Zealand.

The Caterham Motorsport Championship races at the Sepang International Circuit and has also raced internationally in Thailand, and this will race in the Philippines at the Clark International Speedway on 20/22 October, in support of the Philippines GT Championship.

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