Andi Farid Izdihar of ASTRA HONDA Racing Team smashed the Race 1 of SuperSports 600cc at the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship when he emerged first in what was a battle among Asia’s best.

Getting off to a flying start from a pole position, Andi laboured through the first few laps at top speed, maintaining his rank at the top two spots. Working up their speed close behind Andi were duo, Nakarin Atiratphuvapat and Mohd Helmi Azman. By midpoint, it was a neck-to-neck battle between the trio.

Towards the last few laps, Nakarin pulled through ahead of Andi and took the lead while Andi dropped to the second-best spot. But for Andi, the game was still on and when Nakarin took a fall at theinfamous corner of the last turn, Andi went all out to take the first spot, clocking in at 20:02:754s.

“The weather was scorching hot which made it difficult to manage the tires and the pace. To add on to that, I had to keep up to my speed to compete with my biggest contenders.”

“It was a high-level for me however I am happy to have made it through with flying colours. I am much confident and more prepared for Race 2 tomorrow.”

Making it to the second place was Helmi of Boon Siew HONDA Racing Team who logged in at 20:03:234s while at the third place, Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Norrodin of SIC Racing checked in at 20:03:742s.

Top 5 Riders of SuperSports 600cc:

  1. Andi Farid Izdihar (INA), ASTRA HONDA Racing Team, 20:02.754
  2. Md Helmi Azman (MAS), Boon Siew HONDA Racing Team, 20:03:234s
  3. Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Norrodin (MAS), SIC Racing, 20:03:742s
  4. Irfan Ardiansyah (INA), ASTRA HONDA Racing Team, 20:06:412s
  5. Khairul Idham Pawi (MAS), Boon Siew HONDA Racing Team, 20:06:532s

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