AMENDMENTS IN UB150 TEAM AWARD RULES; AKID AND FAZLI SETS UB150 BENCHMARK

The FIM Asia Road Racing Championship will introduce a key amendment in the way team award points are tabulated in the Underbone 150cc category.

With effect from season 2020, each team must nominate two riders whose points will contribute towards the team’s ranking. The team will be allowed to appoint new riders only if one of the two riders are unable to race for valid reasons.

Meanwhile, back at the pre-season test, former Underbone champions Mohd Akid Aziz and Ahmad Fazli Sham are dictating the pace in the UB150 class as the pre-season tests for season 2020 gets underway at the Sepang International Circuit.

Akid posted 2’33.015s in Practice 3 to take the lead in Day 1. Five other riders posted within the same second. ONEXOX TKKR SAG Racing Team trio Ahmad FazliSham, Mohd Hafiza Rofa and Wahyu Aji Trilaksana logged 2’33.094s, 2’33.199s and 2’33.258s to sit second, third and fourth on the timesheets respectively.

Gupita Kresna, now signed with Filipino UB150 team 4S1M YAMAHA Racing Team, clocked 2’33.565s in fifth place while Wawan Wello checked in sixth with 2’33.868s.

UMA Racing YAMAHA Philippine Team’s Fernando Masato and Kerwin Chang got off to a slow start. The two Filipino riders were 21st and 23rd respectively on the timesheets.