Adam Khalid is the second oldest in a large family with three younger brothers and two sisters. A student at the Australian International School in Selangor, Adam’s first encounter with racing came from a relative. He recalls, “my first experience was driving my uncle’s car at around the Sepang circuit and I immediately fell in love with ‘speed’. But racing is not just about speed. It’s all about momentum and consistency.”
Coming from a highly supportive family, Adam adds, “my dad is in the automotive industry, while my mom is an accountant and everyone in the family loves racing and supports me and gives me valuable advice.”
It was not an easy start for Adam who notes, “I was overweight and my family convinced me to lose weight if I really wanted to race. I am fitter now after losing 20 kilos in two years.”
Like his fellow compatriots, it all began on the gokart track for Adam who quickly made a mark for himself winning the Malaysian Championship in Sepang and eventually qualifying for the Karting World-S finals in Spain.
Adam adds, “seems like I always had racing in my blood. After my grandparents passed away in 1997 in a helicopter crash, I realized that my parents had made a lot of sacrifices to allow me to go racing and help me.”