SINGAPORE – CIMB Bank today gave motor sports a boost when it signed a sponsorship deal with 11-year-old up and coming Motor Sports Go Kart driver Daim Hishammudin Hasan.
Daim, a Singaporean national residing in Malaysia, is one of the region’s most promising junior kart racers. He has been touted as one of Southeast Asia’s leading F1 hopefuls. Daim has been widely reported on in the press and his achievements thus far include winning the 2008 Malaysian Yamaha SL Cup and Asia MicroMax 2009. Daim started karting when he was 8 years old and was racing competitively by the time he was 10.
The sponsorship agreement was signed between Mak Lye Mun, Country Head of CIMB Group, Singapore and Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Bank Singapore, and Hishammudin Hasan, Daim’s father. The ceremony was witnessed by H.E. T Jasudesan, the Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia, as well as H.E. Dato’ Md Hussin Nayan, the Malaysia High Commissioner to Singapore.
Terms and conditions of the agreement were not revealed at the signing.
“Daim is a true regional talent. We are extremely happy to have been given an opportunity to partake in his development towards one day becoming an F1 driver from Southeast Asia,” said Mak Lye Mun.
With this sponsorship, Daim will be expected to feature in the Yamaha SL Cup Championships and the Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC). He is also expected to have a driver training stint in Europe.
“This truly is a breakthrough in Daim’s development as a driver. ‘Team Daim’ are extremely proud to have a regional player like CIMB Bank on board. We look forward to a successful and long term partnership,” said Hishammudin Hasan, Daim’s father.
“At CIMB, we encourage our staff to think regionally and to embrace integrity and performance driven cultures. Daim personifies these traits and we are extremely pleased to be associated to him and his successes,” concluded Lye Mun.
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