With a father that used to be a rally racer, growing up around roaring engines and the dust and smoke that fast cars left behind, Kenneth Koh is Malaysia’s youngest Rally Racer – a story of a boy that’s been in the scene since he was first able to walk at the tender age of 2.
Officially, Ken started rallying at the legal driving age of 17 and went on to win both the Malaysian 2wd and Junior Categories in the Malaysian Rally Championship at age 20 – changing history and becoming the youngest podium finisher in Malaysia by far. The very next year he took the leap of faith and became a professional rally driver, upgrading himself to International Rallying.
After 5 short years of rallying, Ken has participated in more than 50 races and in the year 2012 he was able to finish 3rd in the 2wd category and came in 2nd for the Junior Cup in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship which was held in New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan and Malaysia.
With a resume as impressive as his, its no surprise that one of his favourite surfaces to drive on is also one of the toughest to maneuver through – mud, a sticky situation for most has become his best-friend on the track from countless resilient experiences.
Ken currently studies Mass Communication and Advertising; a set of skills that may seem unrelated to his chosen profession but has come in handy more times than he can remember. His pleasant and humble demeanor makes Ken very approachable in person and a thrill to have a conversation with (Specially if you’re looking to find out more about the sport).
Having recently started Kenneth Koh Racing, a little initiative by the man himself to provide support and education for the sport, Ken plans to keep racing and hopes to be admitted in the World Rally Championship FIA WRC Academy to fly, or rather drive, the Malaysian flag proudly across the globe.
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