After a strenuous day coupled with the unpredictable weather at the Sepang International Circuit, Race 1 of the Asia Superbike of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, Round 4 concluded with Anupab Sarmoon of YAMAHA Thailand Racing Team celebrating triumph over his win.

It was quite an interesting feat this time around when Apiwath who took the third spot on the grid bolted ahead to grab P1 seconds into the race. Soon enough, Anupab began trailing him at P2 and Azlan at P3. By lap three, Azlan’s teammate, Adam who was at P4 managed to swerve into P3 when Azlan fell a few positions down.

The 11-lap race which was cut short to 9 laps due to race direction, witnessed a neck-to-neck battle between the YAMAHA Thailand Racing Team duo in the top two position. While Apiwath kept to his lead position for four laps, he was then superseded by his teammate in the following lap while Adam paced steadily at P3. The remaining laps remained consistent among the top three riders as they
went on to complete the race.

Towards the end, the duo from the same team engaged in one final battle before Anupab led in full force towards victory. He marked his win at 19’36:370s.

Commenting on his victory, Anupab said, “It has been quite a challenge here at Sepang with the weather, sometimes it’s sunny and sometimes its rainy. For sure, my team’s decision to finalise on the dry tire made a whole difference in today’s race. I am thrilled to have won the race today.”

His teammate Apiwath Wonthananon took the second spot on the podium, marking at 19’36:475s.

Adam Noroddin of ONEXOX BMW TKKR Team clocked in third at 20’03:141s.

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