Local oil and gas company BHPetrol has once again affirmed its commitment in developing budding young racing latents, via the BHPetrol Racing Team which currently concentrates on go-karting. Young racing drivers including Daim Hishammudin, Tan Wei Ron, Ang Kok Wee, Tanapon “Boyd” Nokkaew and Gary Koh have all flourished from the company’s efforts.

These five drivers are now competing in many go-kart championships across the continent including the Asia Karting Open Championship (AKOC) and the Rotax Max Challenge. Daim Hishammudin, the youngest of them all is currently leading in the latter.

BHPetrol’s managing director Mr. Tan Kim Thiam said during an appreciation event on 26th July, “BHPetrol Racing Team allows potential race drivers a foundation to withstand and build good racing acument as they evolve from Go-Kart Racing into more complex motorsport categories and eventually Formula 1 Racing.”

“Just the drivers alone and a good kart do not guarantee the win. Motorsports is an art craft on its own. It combines the right balance between the machines to the drivers and the mental preparation to emotional confidence. We are happy to say that we are on the right track in having that mix here,” added the team’s technical director Rodney Magness who has vast experience in the arena.

The local motorsport scene in general is growing and it is good to see the corporate industry investing some of their resources in developing future talents. Next up on BHPetrol Racing Team’s list of races is the AKOC in the Philippines happening this weekend.