The Supersports 600cc went on swiftly at Chang International Circuit in Race 2 of Round 1 IDEMITSU FIM Asia Road Racing Championship. Apiwath Wongthananon of YAMAHA TEKHNE Racing Team ASIA made Thailand proud once again when he concluded the race for the day with yet another victory.

Apiwath Wongthananon, taking an early lead at the front of the pack as the race commenced. Close behind him were Muhammad Helmi Azman and Azroy Hakeem Anuar both from IDEMITSU Boon Siew Honda Racing Team, vying for positions in the top three.

Apiwath continued to maintain his lead, with Helmi and Azroy in hot pursuit. However, on the fourth lap, a dramatic turn of events unfolded as both Azroy and Helmi suffered crashes. The red flag was raised.

After a brief interruption, the race resumed with five laps. Although it was a short period of time, there was a serious battle between the Yamaha and Honda riders. While Apiwath fended his position at P1, Mohammad Adenanta Putra of ASTRA HONDA RACING TEAM went to pressure him in the front troop. At P3 Veda Ega Pratama of ASTRA HONDA RACING TEAM put on a good fight however Mckinley Kyle Paz of YAMAHA TEKHNE Racing Team ASIA went on to supersede him.

At the final lap, while Apiwath went on to claim a double victory, his teammate, Kyle increased his speed after the final turn and bagged the third spot at 8’23:894.

Mohammad Adenanta Putra took second place when he logged in at 8’22:053s.

Apiwath who clocked in 8’21:918s commented, “I started in a good position, after lap 5, I pushed to maximum because the tyre is very less. But when restarting the race, the tyre was really finishing. Honda riders were very strong, but I’m glad I could fight with them and win the race.”

Top 5 Fastest – Race 2

  1. Apiwath Wongthananon (YAMAHA TEKHNE Racing Team ASIA) – 8’21:918s
  2. Mohammad Adenanta Putra (ASTRA HONDA RACING TEAM) – 8’22:053s
  3. Mckinley Kyle Paz (YAMAHA TEKHNE Racing Team ASIA) – 8’23:894s
  4. Thanat Laoongplio (Honda Racing Thailand) – 8’24:188s
  5. Kiattisak Singhapong (Honda Racing Thailand) – 8’24:613s