The Asia Production 250cc never cease to inject excitement and cheer into the atmosphere as riders complements the challenge with their suave moves for a winning moment. Aldi Satya Mahendra of YAMAHA Racing Indonesia is further fuelled for Round 4 of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship which will be held at Sepang International Circuit this weekend.

The Indonesian lad took a shot at the podium for the first time this season in Round 3 held at Sugo International Racing Course. While the circuit was known for its menacing turns, Race 1 was made even more strenuous when a downpour hit the ground. As a result, Aldi who was taking lead among the troop of riders succumbed to a fall and did not finish the race.

Commenting on his race in Japan, Aldi said, “I was already feeling comfortable and confident with the machine and the circuit since the free practice session. Although I had an incident in FP2 and was declared unfit for FP3, I was determined to continue with the race. I remember being at the hotel that day and thought about what I would miss out on if I failed to race so I worked on my courage and went on to race. I focused and tried my best to not make any mistakes.”

In Race 2 however, Aldi displayed some excellent moves with confidence in hand. He managed to find his pace and the right manoeuvring techniques before crossing the chequered flag just in time to bag the second spot on the podium. For a newbie in the AP250 category, Aldi may have struggled in the season opener but progress was seen as he continued to stay above the top ten rank in the following races. He currently takes the top five spot overall with a total of 60 points.

The 16 years old rider began his racing career at the age of 7. On ARRC, he said, “There are many challenges riding in the ARRC. However, with the experiences that I have gained over the years, I will work on my setbacks to continue doing better. For Sepang this weekend, I will try to get as many points as possible and be on the top three list.”

“As for the preparations, it is all about improving my riding performance and giving in a 100% focus. I like the Sepang circuit especially the rolling speed as there are quite a number on that circuit. The aim is to be in control of my machine and performances so that I can make it to the podium.”

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