ADAM FOILS KASMA’S PLANS FOR A BIG RACE 1 FINISH

Adam Norrodin (SIC Junior ZK Racing Team) foiled Kasma Daniel Kasmayuddin’s plans for a big finish in the SuperSports 600cc Race 1 at the final leg of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship in Buriram.

 

Kasma who took pole position following a dramatic qualifying session had earlier expressed his wish to gift a double win to the Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia team before he leaves for the Moto2 World Championships in 2020.

 

However, Kasma’s pole advantage did not last for long. Once the 12-lap race got underway, Peerapong was quick to wrest control at the front of the leading group. The Yamaha Thailand Racing Team rider put up a superb show of defensive racing against Kasma and Adam Norrodin. Despite numerous attempts, the two Malaysians found it almost impossible to overtake the imperious Thai rider. Yet at the same time, Peerapong found it equally impossible to shake the two Malaysians off his tail.

 

Two laps before the end of the race, Adam began his campaign in earnest by forcing Kasma wide at the last corner to take P2. A lap later, Kasma responded in kind. As the two Malaysians dueled for P2, Peerapong at the front, was given a brief reprieve from the relentless pressure.

 

However, Peerapong’s smooth riding style suffered a hiccup when he almost locked out his front wheel in the closing corners of the final lap. Sensing an opportunity, Adam put the hammer down on Turn 9 and fought his way into the lead. The SIC Junior ZK Racing Team rider kept the position for the remainder of the race to take the win with 19’58.355s, a magnificent swansong as the SIC Junior ZK Racing Team bows out of the Asian series. Peerapong raced home in second place with Kasma Daniel close behind him in third.