Mohd Akid Aziz had been able to sustain his Underbone 150cc competitive edge as Round 6 of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship unfolds at the Sepang International Circuit.

After setting a new lap record in the practice sessions, the UMA Racing Yamaha Maju Motor Asia Team rider went on to confirm his slot on pole position when he aced the SuperPole with 2’34.505s. Mohd Izzat Zaidi from RCB Accentwire Yamaha YY Pang Racing and Akid’s team mate Mohd Haziq Mohd Fairues joined him on the front row.

Izzat Zaidi took early control of the race, but soon lost his advantage when the 14-rider leading pack engulfed him. Akid popped into the lead on Lap 4, dropped to eighth on Lap 5 before emerging out of the group to take the win at the chequered flag with 15’43.137s.

Wahyu Aji Trilaksana settled for second spot with 15’43.254s. Cardinals Racing Team celebrated their first ARRC podium when Rozaiman Mohd Said fought his way to third with 15’43.678s.

Meanwhile championship leader McKinley Kyle Paz finally received medical clearance to join the race. However, having missed out on the qualifier the previous day, the UMA Racing Yamaha Philippine Team rider had to start the race from the back of the grid. The gritty Filipino rider pushed his way up from 35th to sixth, enough to keep his title hopes alive.

Akid Aziz became the new UB150 championship leader with 116 points. McKinley dropped to second overall with 105 points. Ahmad Fazli Sham is still in with a long shot. He is third on the rankings with 81 points followed by Fernando Masato fourth with 77 points. Indonesian riders Wawan Wello and Wahyu Aji Trilaksana tie for fifth overall with 74 points apiece.