India's Jyoti Randhawa, the 2002 Asian Tour number one, warmed up for this week's Maybank Malaysian Open through the most unconventional of methods - by riding his superbike and shooting trap. The talented Randhawa enjoyed a week's break in New Delhi after an impressive run of form in the Middle East last month and will be gunning for victory in the US$1.25 million championship, jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour, at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. 'I'm feeling charged up and ready to go,' said Randhawa, a five-time winner on the Asian Tour. 'I'm happy with the way I'm playing and hopefully it will carry on. Any week will be good to win [on the European Tour], the sooner the better.' An established star in Asia, Randhawa is playing in his first full season in Europe and got his year off to a flying start with a sixth-place finish in Abu Dhabi. He bruised his ribs after falling off a bike during a safari and was forced to withdraw from the final round of the Qatar Masters. But at the Dubai Desert Classic, Randhawa bounced back with a creditable tied 13th finish, a performance which reinforced his confidence in winning a European Tour-sanctioned event. Despite his recent mishap, Randhawa - who missed three months of the 2002 season after breaking his collarbone in a motorbike accident - said that he enjoyed his time away from the golf course last week, ripping his superbike down the streets of Delhi and at the shooting range. 'I drove my bike and did some trap shooting last week. That was my time off. I had some practice two days before coming out here and did some putting and chipping. My ribs still hurt a bit but it's getting better. 'I enjoy the place [Malaysia], especially the environment. There are a lot of Indians here and I always get good support playing in Malaysian events. I'm hitting the ball a lot better and have started to score a lot better as well. I'm feeling much more confident with my game this year,' said Randhawa, who won the Volvo Masters of Asia in Kuala Lumpur two years ago. Malaysia's hope for a first local winner in the Malaysian Open has a new flag-bearer in the form of Iain Steel, who is of Scottish-Malaysian parentage. The 34-year-old Steel has played previously on the US PGA Tour and won on the secondary circuit in America before switching his attention to Asia this season.'As you know, I've been incognito for the last 10 years. It's an honour. I'm very excited coming out here to play,' said Steel.