Category: 2018 Tyre Test

  • SHINICHI NAKATOMI: A KEY CONTRIBUTOR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ASB1000 SLICKS

    SHINICHI NAKATOMI: A KEY CONTRIBUTOR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ASB1000 SLICKS

    In the construction of the custom ASB1000 slicks for the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Limited (Dunlop), has brought top-flight Japanese rider Shinichi Nakatomi into the development team. Nakatomi, along with the Dunlop engineers, have been racing against the clock to construct a tyre that will elevate the level of the ASB1000…

  • CUSTOM DUNLOP SLICKS FOR THE ASB1000

    CUSTOM DUNLOP SLICKS FOR THE ASB1000

    Dunlop, the long-time partner of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, has spent more than a year developing custom slicks to be used in the new ASB1000 class that will make its debut in 2019. At the time of writing, seven teams are at the Chang International Circuit for the all-important tyre test. The ARRC…

  • ANUPAB WRAPS UP OFFICIAL TYRE TEST WITH 1’36.003s

    ANUPAB WRAPS UP OFFICIAL TYRE TEST WITH 1’36.003s

    The ARRC Official Tyre Test closed with Anupab Sarmoon clocking the fastest lap 1’36.003s, a hairsbreadth from lapping within the targetted 1’35s. The Yamaha Thailand Racing Team rider was one of the most consistent riders over the two days. With his experience racing in the Buriram Superbike Championship as well as his intimate knowledge of…

  • TINGNOTE SETS THE BENCHMARK IN FIRST DAY TYRE TESTS

    TINGNOTE SETS THE BENCHMARK IN FIRST DAY TYRE TESTS

    The local riders were the pace setter on the first day of the ARRC Official Tyre Tests as eight riders set about laying down some rubber in preparation for the 2019 launch of the ASB1000 class (Superbike). Anupab Sarmoon holds the Stk1000 lap record at the 4.5km Chang International Circuit – a time of 1’35.3…

  • UB150 CHAMPION HELMI AZMAN PREPARES FOR SS600 DEBUT

    UB150 CHAMPION HELMI AZMAN PREPARES FOR SS600 DEBUT

    Underbone 150cc Champion Mohd Helmi Azman is preparing to make the leap to the SuperSports 600cc in 2019. A day after lifting the Underbone 150cc trophy at the Chang International Circuit, Helmi is back out on the track testing for team MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda. Helmi has had some experience racing on the 600cc bikes…

  • IDEMITSU HONDA RACING INDIA T.PRO TEN10 TESTS TWO NEW INDIAN RIDERS FOR AP250

    IDEMITSU HONDA RACING INDIA T.PRO TEN10 TESTS TWO NEW INDIAN RIDERS FOR AP250

    At the official tyre test following the conclusion of the 2018 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, the Idemitsu Honda Racing India T.Pro Ten10 team is testing two new Indian riders for the Asia Production 250cc class in 2019. Honda India has recently, in 2018, launched a concerted effort to develop the sport of motorcycle racing…

  • YUDHISTIRA LEFT WITHOUT A RIDE

    YUDHISTIRA LEFT WITHOUT A RIDE

    While announcements of new teams and new ASB1000 entries have been rolling in, Indonesia’s top SuperSports 600cc rider, Ahmad Yudhistira, has not yet been able to secure a ride for the 2019 season. After seven years, Yudhistira has finally come to a parting of ways with his Kawasaki family. Only 26 years old, Yudhistira has…

  • YAMAHA THAILAND RACING TEAM TO TEST RATTHAPONG AND ANUPAB FOR ASB1000

    YAMAHA THAILAND RACING TEAM TO TEST RATTHAPONG AND ANUPAB FOR ASB1000

    Come the ARRC Official Tyre Test on December 4, the Yamaha Thailand Racing Team will be putting newly crowned SuperSports 600cc Champion Ratthapong Wilairot and Anupab Sarmoon through their paces astride the Yamaha R1. It will be a brand new challenge for Ratthapong Wilairot, coming straight on the heels of his SuperSports 600cc triumph at…

  • THITIPONG PREPARES FOR ARRC COMEBACK

    THITIPONG PREPARES FOR ARRC COMEBACK

    Thai ace rider Thitipong Warokorn is preparing for a full ARRC comeback with the start of the ASB1000 class in 2019. Warokorn, a protégé of the ARRC, had left the championship a few seasons ago when he raced full season in the Moto2 class of the MotoGP in 2014 and 2015. Since his return to…

  • ACCESS PLUS RACING: WHERE RACING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

    ACCESS PLUS RACING: WHERE RACING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

    Among the teams present at the ARRC Official Tyre Test at the Chang International Circuit is a unique family team run by former rider Tito Alberto. Fans from the Philippines would be familiar with the name Access Plus Racing Team. Owned and run by Tito and his wife Joy, the team has been an active…