Into his third season in the AP250, Manual Tech KYT Kawasaki Racing’s Andy Muhammad Fadly has managed to top all the sessions in the 2019 pre-season tests. The Indonesian rider closed the two day session with a personal best of 2’25.734s.

However, the ever-present threat from rival team, the Astra Honda Racing Team, is now being spearheaded by rookie rider Lucky Hendriansya. Lucky clocked 2’26.283s, 0.549 seconds behind Andy.

However, the Indonesian riders are not about to be given a free ride in the season opener. Muklada Sarapuech from AP Honda Racing Thailand is known to be a fierce and fearless competitor. She checked in with the third fastest time 2’26.343s.

Irfan Ardiansyah was fourth fastest followed by the best performing Malaysian rider, Mohd Muzakkir Mohamed from the ONEXOX TKKR SAG Racing Team.

Further down the field, newcomer Senthil Chandrasekaran beat his senior team mate Sethu Rajiv’s laptimes. Senthil clocked 14th fastest with 2’29.873s while Sethuhas yet to break the 2’30s barrier.

Cao Viet Nam gave fledgling team Honda Racing Vietnam an encouraging start in the team’s debut when he clocked 16th fastest with 2’30.035s.