A striking resemblance among all riders of the Underbone 150cc race category of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, taking strides to clock in their best lap time. Among them, the one who stood out most today was Ahmad Fazli Sham of ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team who made the fastest lap time, combined for the day in the free practice sessions held at Chang International Circuit.

Riding aboard the Yamaha Y15 ZR, Fazli seemed to have established a fine connection with the circuit when he made the fastest lap time in the second practice session at 2’00:922s. In the first practice session, he clocked in his fastest at 2’02:522s.

Fazli has definitely gained more confidence since his first podium in Race 2 of Round 4 which was held at Sepang. Although this season may not have been a fruitful one for Fazli, he seemed to have found his pace well during the practice sessions and emerged fastest today.

Fazli is currently at the thirteenth spot in the overall standings with a total of 40 points. Commenting on the session, Fazli said, “I am very pleased with the results and with the setup of the machine. However, there needs a little tweaking at the back for better grip.”

“For the qualifying session tomorrow, I will try my best to retain my momentum to be at least at the top three position or even top five so that I would be more confident for the Super Pole session.”

At the second fastest place was Nazirul Izzat Md Bahauddin of UMA Racing YAMAHA Maju Motor Asia Team who logged in at 2’01:145s. He currently sits at the fourth spot in the overall standings with a total of 73 points. Nazirul made his fastest lap time in the second practice session. In his first, he clocked in his fastest at 2’02:459s.

Coming in at the third fastest spot was Gupita Kresna of 4S1M YAMAHA Racing Team. Riding aboard the Yamaha Sniper 150, he made his fastest at 2’01:494s in the first practice session. In the second practice session, Gupita recorded his fastest at 2’01:887s.