Malaysia has produced several talented racing drivers who have made their mark in the world of motorsports. Here are ten legendary Malaysian racing drivers you ought to know:
- Alex Yoong – Malaysia’s first Formula 1 driver and a respected figure in the motorsport world.
- Zulfahmi Khairuddin – The first Malaysian to compete in the Moto3 World Championship, showcasing Malaysia’s talent in motorcycle racing.
- Leona Chin – A prominent female Malaysian motorsport athlete known for her drifting skills and efforts in breaking gender barriers in the sport.
- Jazeman Jaafar – A successful Malaysian racing driver who has competed in various international championships, including Formula Renault 3.5 Series.
- Hafizh Syahrin – A trailblazer in Malaysian motorcycle racing, making history as the first Malaysian MotoGP rider.
- Khairul Idham Pawi – A rising star in motorcycle racing, known for impressive performances in the Moto3 World Championship.
- Nabil Jeffri – A talented Malaysian racing driver who has competed in prestigious championships like GP2 Series and Formula V8 3.5.
- Afiq Ikhwan Yazid – A notable Malaysian GT racing driver who has achieved success in endurance racing and represents Malaysia in international events.
- Tengku Djan Ley – A renowned Malaysian drifter and motorsport personality who has made significant contributions to the drifting community.
- Weiron Tan – A Malaysian racing driver who has competed in various international championships, including GP3 Series and Asian Le Mans Series.
Leona Chin‘s contributions to the world of motorsport, especially in the field of drifting, have earned her a special place among Malaysia’s racing legends.