The SuperSports 600cc is an affair not to be missed at the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship. The character of the race category is further defined by the highly rivalrous riders who seek to break the barriers of limitations and surpass the norms. It is not an easy feat but Irfan Ardiansyah of ASTRA HONDA Racing Team is charged up for his next mission at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend.

Irfan is no stranger to the grounds of ARRC. In year 2019, he bagged the third spot overall in the AP250 race category with a total of 187 points before embarking on a more prestigious domain within motorsport. With prestige comes a price tag that requires not just physical and mental preparedness but the ability to call the right shots at a fraction of milliseconds.

Being a newbie in the SS600 brings with it ideally a learning curve more than the ability to perform on par with the riders but Irfan’s decision to move upstream has definitely showcased his ability to learn and perform quickly. In Round 1, he made it at the fourth spot in both races. In the subsequent rounds, as the seasoned riders warmed up and regained confidence, Irfan seemed to have struggled with his pace. Nevertheless, he kept himself afloat among the top ten riders.

Commenting on the race, Irfan said, “Round 3 has come to an end and Round 4 is just around the corner. Not having been able to take the podium even once this season definitely bothers me. It has not been an easy time this season but I never stopped trying and I hope to do better for the remaining rounds.”

Irfan who rode aboard the CBR600RR said, “I am very convinced with the competitive performance of the machine. It has been a crucial part of my riding experience that gives me the confidence that I need to perform better in ARRC this year.” Irfan is fond of the Sepang circuit. He said, “I feel excited to race in Sepang. It is one of the circuits outside of Indonesia that has most racing activities. In fact, when I raced in the AP250 category prior to this, I managed to bag the number one spot on the podium in the very same circuit. As such, I am determined to do better for the upcoming round and showcase my potential with more satisfactory results.”

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