Hiroki Nakamura returned to the Asia Dream Cup for his second season in the Honda developmental platform determined to win the coveted title and its benefits this year.

The 23-year-old Japanese rider secured the pole position for Round 1 with his best lap of 1’50.773s and will lead a front row comprising of Hafiz Nor Azman and Australian Broc Pearson.

Rider Quotes:

Hiroki Nakamura: “I was second overall last year so I must be the winner this season. I am aiming for podium finishes in every single race this year. I may have been fastest during the qualifying but I am still not satisfied with my lap times. I believe that my performance and consistency can still be improved.”

Hafiz Nor Azman: “I was more focused on race distance during the qualifying. I already know that my bike has the pace. It was more important for me to learn how the tyre characteristics will change during the course of the race.”​