Category: 2018 Round1

  • 2018 IDEMITSU FIM ASIA ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS TO SIX WINNERS IN SIX RACES

    2018 IDEMITSU FIM ASIA ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS TO SIX WINNERS IN SIX RACES

    The 2018 season of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship opened to a spectacular six winners in six races at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand. In the super-charged competitive environment that is the Asian road racing industry, the results from Round 1 promises an exciting season ahead. The 4.554km Chang International Circuit had…

  • GIRL POWER IN THE ASIA PRODUCTION 250cc, MUKLADA TAKES HER FIRST WIN

    GIRL POWER IN THE ASIA PRODUCTION 250cc, MUKLADA TAKES HER FIRST WIN

    AP Honda Racing Thailand’s Muklada Sarapuech continues to make waves. The 2015 Asia Dream Cup Champion made history again in Round 1 of the 2018 Idemitsu FIM Asia Road Racing Championship at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand when she became the first female rider to win the Asia Production 250cc class. Muklada, who received…

  • WAHYU SANCTIONED, HELMI DECLARED AS RACE 2 WINNER

    WAHYU SANCTIONED, HELMI DECLARED AS RACE 2 WINNER

    Race 2 of the Underbone 150cc became embroiled in more controversy as race winner Wahyu Aji Trilaksana faced further sanctions for his repeated risky final lap race tactics. In Race 1 on Saturday, Wahyu was sanctioned with a 3-points deduction from his total points haul for intentionally swerving into the path of the other competitors.…

  • WILDCARD TINGNOTE ENDS 3-YEAR WINNING DROUGHT FOR KAWASAKI AT CHANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT

    WILDCARD TINGNOTE ENDS 3-YEAR WINNING DROUGHT FOR KAWASAKI AT CHANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT

    Wildcard rider Thitipong ‘Tingnote’ Warokorn ended a 3-year winning drought for the Kawasaki camp when he took Race 1 by storm. The last time a Kawasaki had won at the 4.554km Chang International Circuit, was Katsuaki Fujiwara who netted the first SuperSports 600cc win at the ARRC’s inaugural race inBuriram, Thailand. Thitipong, racing for the…

  • POLE-TO-FLAG, ANUPAB DRAWS FIRST BLOOD

    POLE-TO-FLAG, ANUPAB DRAWS FIRST BLOOD

    Yamaha Thailand Racing Team’s Anupab Sarmoon, a fourth-season contender in the Asia Production 250cc class, drew on every ounce of his experience to come up tops in the first race of the season. The Asia Production 250cc class had always been notorious for its no-holds-barred dogfight at the sharp end of the grid. With 13…

  • IZZAT’S DELIGHT

    IZZAT’S DELIGHT

    In the Underbone 150cc category, RCB Yamaha YY Pang rider Mohd Izzat Zaidi inherited a surprise win when the three leading riders crashed out ahead of him at the infamous Chang International Circuit last corner.   Adroitly sidestepping the carnage, a delighted Izzat sprinted to the finish line in 16’40.311s followed by Mohd Affendi Rosli…

  • ROOKIE NO MORE, KEMINTH STRUTS HIS STUFF ON BRAND NEW YAMAHA R6

    ROOKIE NO MORE, KEMINTH STRUTS HIS STUFF ON BRAND NEW YAMAHA R6

    Now racing in his second full season of the SuperSports 600cc category, a more matured and experienced Keminth Kubo has gotten off to a flying start at Round 1 of the 2018 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship. The Yamaha Racing ASEAN rider had previously shown glimmers of his potential in the 2017 season, particularly at…

  • SUPER MARIO’S DOUBLE-STUNNER

    SUPER MARIO’S DOUBLE-STUNNER

    Just one day into the 2018 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, and Asia Production 250cc debutant Mario Suryo Aji has earned a new nickname from Asian racing fans – Super Mario. Officially the youngest rider to ever race in the Asia Production 250cc class, the Astra Honda Racing Team rookie pulled off a double-stunner during…

  • HELMI BANKS ON ATC EXPERIENCE TO TOP UB150 QUALIFIER

    HELMI BANKS ON ATC EXPERIENCE TO TOP UB150 QUALIFIER

    Mohd Helmi Azman came out tops in the Underbone 150 qualifier as Round 1 of the 2018 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship got underway.   With Moto3 slicks fitted onto the Underbone bikes for the first time, the SCK Rapido Hi Rev Honda Racing Team rider was able to bank on his previous Asia Talent…