Underbone 150 title hopeful Mohd Akid Aziz is in top form as the season finale of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship opened at the Chang International Circuit on November 29, 2019.


The UMA Racing Yamaha Maju Motor Asia Team rider who stands a good chance of winning his second Asian title, logged a new Underbone 150 lap record at the 4.554km circuit when he posted 1’59.784s to take provisional pole in the Underbone qualifier. The Malaysian’s previous lap record was set at 1’59.974s.


One other rider managed to lap below the previous lap record. Ahmad Fazli Sham was clocked as the second fastest man on the Underbone grid with 1’59.940s. Fazli was the first to break the lap record earlier in the qualifier but his feat was eclipsed when Akid bettered him by 0.156 seconds. The seasoned campaigner from the ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team also topped the timesheets earlier in the day during the first two practice sessions.


In all, seven of the nine Underbone 150 title contenders made the cut for the SuperPole that will determine the final composition of the starting grid for the weekend. McKinley Kyle Paz, almost a second adrift of the provisional pole sitter, was eighth fastest on the timesheets. Akid’s team mate, Mohd Haziq Mohd Fairues posted 2’00.314s and placed fifth on the results.


Wahyu Aji Trilaksana clocked 2’00.416s in sixth while Peerapong Luiboonpeng checked in at P12 with 2’01.123s. Indonesian wonderkid Aldi Satya Mahendra squeaked through into the SuperPole in P15.


Fernando Masato and Wawan Wello were the only two still in the title hunt who will not be taking part in the SuperPole.