After four months of intense competition, the Castrol Bike Mechanic Contest 2017 came to a close, crowning the team from the Southern region as the best Castrol Bike Point Mechanic Team in Malaysia.
The team of three, Eng Lean Hui, Sivanathan Letchumanan and Tee Kok Jing, outperformed five other teams in the competition’s Grand Finale, winning the Champion’s trophy and a brand-new Yamaha 125cc scooter each, and will also go on to represent Malaysia in the next stage of the competition – the Asia-Pacific Castrol Bike Mechanic Contest in Pattaya, Thailand, in November.
There, Malaysia’s best Castrol Bike Point mechanics will compete with two-wheeler mechanics from other countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and India.
Second place was awarded to Goh Poh Joo, Tony Charles and Tan Tack Boon who represented the East Malaysian region, while third place went to Lim Kok Seong, Lee Yong Chang and Fakrurazi Abdul Ghafar from the Central region.
The contest kicked off in June, where close to 800 contestants across the country’s five regions participated in the preliminary rounds.
Out of that, only 18 mechanics, grouped into six teams of three each, qualified to advance to the semi-finals.
After a gruelling battle to test their theoretical knowledge, just three teams were shortlisted to proceed to the finals to compete in a Practical Knowledge Challenge for the chance to be crowned the best Castrol Bike Point Mechanic Team in Malaysia.
The mechanics were judged by an independent four-member judging team comprising of highly experienced technical & R&D experts from the motorcycle industry.
Castrol marketing director Malaysia & Singapore Keow Mei-Shan said the Castrol Bike Mechanic Contest is one of Castrol Malaysia’s many efforts to recognise and reward high level of skill amongst Castrol Bike Point mechanics in the country.
“Through the contest, we ensure that mechanics can hone their skills further.
“Castrol works to raise their technical knowledge and improve customer service,” she said.
Speaking at the prize presentation ceremony, Eng Lean Hui said they learned a lot during the competition, and will continue to train and update their knowledge in the run up to the Asia Pacific Bike Mechanic contest.
“My teammates and I are very happy to have won this challenging competition, and are honoured to be representing Malaysia in the Asia Pacific Bike Mechanic contest end of this year.
As individuals we were not perfect, but together, we made a perfect team!’ he said.