BATTLE OF THE MALAYSIANS IN THE SS600

The SuperSports 600cc class looks set to be a battle of the Malaysians, especially in the season opener as the Sepang experts came out to play. PACHI ZK Racing’s Adam Norrodin continues to top the timesheets, leading with a best time of 2’09.736s.

 

Boon Siew HONDA Racing Team duo Azroy Hakeem Anuar and Helmi Azman also clocked within the same second with 2’09.899s and 2’09.918s respectively.

 

Ahmad Afif Amran from the YAMAHA GEN BLU Racing Team made it an all-Malaysian top four with 2’10.220s, followed by Soichiro Minamimoto from the Akeno Speed YAMAHA Racing Team.

 

After a strong showing in the pre-season tests, Ibrahim Norrodin had been particularly low-key as the season opener officially got under way. Ibrahim checked in sixth fastest in the class with 2’10.517s.

 

SS600 senior riders Ratthapong Wilairot and Ahmad Yudhistira are still biding their time. Ratthapong was seventh fastest with 2’10.569s while Yudhistira was 13th with 2’11.848s.

 

2019 Underbone 150 champion McKinley Kyle Paz will need more time to adjust to 600cc racing. The Filipino wonderboy was 11th fastest of the day with 2’11.482s.

 

 

AP250: Top 5 Practice Results

2019 Lap Record: 2’09.712 – Kasma Daniel (MAS) (Yamaha)

 

  1. Adam Norrodin (MAS) (Yamaha)                        2’09.736s
  2. Azroy Hakeem Anuar (MAS) (Honda)                 2’09.899s
  3. Helmi Azman (MAS) (Honda)                              2’09.918s
  4. Ahmad Afif Amran (MAS) (Yamaha)                   2’10.220s
  5. Soichiro Minamimoto (JPN) (Yamaha)               2’10.469s