PACHI ZK Racing’s Adam Norrodin has set a new Sepang benchmark in the SuperSports 600cc class when he bested Kasma Daniel Kasmayuddin’s 2019 lap record by 0.689 seconds. The Malaysian rider posted 2’09.029s in Practice 4 during the 2020 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship pre-season tests.


Top contenders for the 2020 crown are beginning to emerge after two days of nonstop testing at the 5.5km Sepang International Circuit, with teams PACHI ZK Racing and Boon Siew HONDA Racing Team identified as early favourites ahead of the season opener.


The two teams seemed to have the front row on lock down with Adam, his younger brother Ibrahim Norrodin, as well as Boon Siew HONDA Racing Team’s Azroy Hakeem Anuar and Helmi Azman consistently lapping within the top four in the class.


YAMAHA GEN BLU Racing Team’s Ahmad Afif Amran closed the two day pre-season test as the fifth quickest in class. Afif’s best time was 2’10.547s while SS600 rookie McKinley Kyle Paz was 13th fastest with 2’12.552s.


Senior SS600 riders Ratthapong Wilairot and Ahmad Yudhistira have yet to make their moves… for now. Ratthapong posted sixth overall with 2’10.610s and Yudhistira seventh with 2’10.846s.


Japanese duo Yusuke Nakamura and Soichiro Minamimoto from Akeno Speed YAMAHA Racing placed eighth and ninth fastest in the tests. YAMAHA RACING INDONESIA’s Faerozi Toreqottullah rounded up the top 10 in the SuperSports 600cc class.



2020 Lap Record: 2’09.029s – Adam Norrodin (MAS) (Yamaha)


Day 1 + Day 2 Overall Practice Results

  1. Adam Norrodin (MAS) (Yamaha)                        2’09.029s
  2. Azroy Hakeem Anuar (MAS) (Honda)                 2’10.104s
  3. Ibrahim Norrodin (MAS) (Yamaha)                    2’10.137s
  4. Helmi Azman (MAS) (Honda)                              2’10.224s
  5. Ahmad Afif Amran (MAS) (Yamaha)                   2’10.547s