UMA Racing Yamaha Maju Motor Asia Team’s Mohd Akid Aziz has set a new Underbone 150cc benchmark at the Sepang International Circuit. On track for the first day of practices for Round 6 of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, Akid threw down the gauntlet when he posted 2’32.165s during the Underbone 150cc qualifier.

The Underbone 150cc title chase resumed with McKinley Kyle Paz in the lead. The UMA Racing Yamaha Philippine Team rider was determined to replicate his performance from the season opener but highsided at the last corner during the second practice session.

The crash resulted in an injured ankle and the young Filipino rider was not cleared for the UB150 qualifying session in the latter half of the day.

In his absence, Mohd Akid Aziz seized the opportunity to steal provisional pole in preparation of the intense Underbone 150cc battle ahead.

SND Factory Racing Rapido’s Wawan Wello will be looking for more wins to get himself back in title contention. He clocked second fastest in the qualifying session with 2’33.211s. With McKinley potentially carrying an injury in this round, Wawan will have his best opportunity to take the championship lead ahead of the final round in Thailand.

Peerapong Luiboonpeng from Team One For All was third quickest with 2’33.280s. Ahmad Fazli Sham and Mohammad Murobbil Vitoni rounded up the top five.