Category: 2016 Test

  • INDONESIA’S RIZAL FERIYADI RISES TO THE OCCASION

    INDONESIA’S RIZAL FERIYADI RISES TO THE OCCASION

    A day after Japanese rider Maxi Hattori scored the fastest time in the 2016 Suzuki Asian Challenge tryouts, Indonesian rider Rizal Feriyadi upped the ante by going one second faster to emerge as the quickest contender on the grid. Rizal posted at 2’00.613s clocking the exact same time as second-season rider April King Mascardo of…

  • MIXED RESULTS FROM PRE-SEASON SELECTION IN 2016 ASIA DREAM CUP

    MIXED RESULTS FROM PRE-SEASON SELECTION IN 2016 ASIA DREAM CUP

    The 2016 selection process for the Asia Dream Cup (Asia Dream Cup) saw mixed results from the new tryouts and second-term riders. Hafiz Nor Azman and Hiroki Nakamura from the class of 2015 easily aced the selection. Malaysian rider Hafiz, who has the slight advantage of prior racing experience at the Johor Circuit, was consistently…

  • ADIB AND IZZAT CONFIDENT IN UNDERBONE CATEGORY

    ADIB AND IZZAT CONFIDENT IN UNDERBONE CATEGORY

    Team RCB KAGE Motobatt Yamaha YY Pang’s Md Adib Rosley and Md Izzat Zaidi gained in confidence as the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship’s pre-season test came to an end. Adib and Izzat finished three days of practice as the two fastest riders in the Underbone 130cc category. Adib led the group with 1’53.146s. Izzat…

  • YAMAMOTO-APIWAT RIVALRY RESUMES IN NEW SEASON

    YAMAMOTO-APIWAT RIVALRY RESUMES IN NEW SEASON

    Defending Asia Production 250cc champion Takehiro Yamamoto is set to resume his rivalry with Thai ace Apiwat Wongthananon. However, Yamamoto believes that defending the title may be easier than winning it for the first time last season. Yamamoto spent an entire year fending off repeated attacks from then AP Honda trio comprising of Apiwat, Nakarin…

  • ZAQHWAN COMPLETED THREE DAY PRE-SEASON TEST AS FASTEST 600cc RIDER

    ZAQHWAN COMPLETED THREE DAY PRE-SEASON TEST AS FASTEST 600cc RIDER

    Malaysian rider Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi completed three days of the 2016 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship pre-season test as the fastest SuperSports 600cc rider on the grid. The MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda rider clocked 1’31.112s on the final day of the pre-season tests, wresting the lead from Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman who had been the pace…

  • ARRC RELEASES 2016 CALENDAR FEATURING JOHOR CIRCUIT, BURIRAM, SUZUKA, BUDDH AND SENTUL

    ARRC RELEASES 2016 CALENDAR FEATURING JOHOR CIRCUIT, BURIRAM, SUZUKA, BUDDH AND SENTUL

    The FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) 2016 calendar will feature a combination of familiar and new circuits as the 21st season of the Asian series get underway. The season will open with a return to the Johor Circuit in Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia on April 1 and 2, 2016. The last time the 3.86km…

  • JAPAN’S MAXI HATTORI IMPRESSES AT SUZUKI ASIAN CHALLENGE SELECTION

    JAPAN’S MAXI HATTORI IMPRESSES AT SUZUKI ASIAN CHALLENGE SELECTION

    Japanese newcomer Maxi Hattori put in an impressive performance at the Suzuki Asian Challenge selection process for the second season of the Suzuki talent development programme. Auditioning during the official pre-season test of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship at the Johor Circuit in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, Maxi posted the fastest time of 2’01.633s. Malaysia’s…

  • HAFIZ NOR AZMAN SHINES AT ASIA DREAM CUP SELECTION

    HAFIZ NOR AZMAN SHINES AT ASIA DREAM CUP SELECTION

    The fifth edition of the Asia Dream Cup will be a mix between freshmen and sophomore riders. Malaysian Hafiz Nor Azman, racing in his second season of the Honda talent developmental platform, cemented his position in the scholarship programme when he tested fastest during the pre-season selection process. Hafiz was the only rider to clock…

  • YY PANG DUO SETS THE UNDERBONE PACE

    YY PANG DUO SETS THE UNDERBONE PACE

    RCB KAGE Motobatt Yamaha YY Pang’s Md Adib Rosley and Md Izzat Zaidi emerged as the top riders in the Underbone 130cc category. They completed the two days of pre-season official test at the Johor Circuit as the fastest competitors with times of 1’53.146s and 1’53.343s respectively. Meanwhile, rookie riders Md Shah Khairil Hisham of…

  • AZLAN AND ZAQHWAN TOPS DAY 2 PRE-SEASON TEST

    AZLAN AND ZAQHWAN TOPS DAY 2 PRE-SEASON TEST

    Malaysian duo Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman and Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi have emerged as favourites to win the 2016 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship season opener at the Johor Circuit in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. The two former team mates were consistently at the top of the SuperSports 600cc timesheets over the first two days of pre-season tests.…