GIAN CARLO ENDED 2-YEAR WAIT

The second round of the IDEMITSU FIM Asia Road Racing Championship at Zhuhai International Circuit witnessed an intense battle in the Underbone 150cc category, with Race 1 delivering thrilling action and unexpected turns.

As the race commenced, Adytya Fauzi from RACETECH SIXTY Racing Team led the charge, closely pursued by Nazirul Izzat Md Bahauddin from UMA Racing YAMAHA Maju Motor Asia Team and Murobbil Vittoni from YAMAHA LFN HP969 INDONESIA Racing Team.

The race took a dramatic turn on the second lap when Farres Putra Mohd Fadhill of CARDINALS FACTORY RACING TEAM ARRC collided with Afif Amran of PitsBike OneWay JRT Tech2 Racing Team, altering the dynamics of the race.

Throughout the race, the lead changed hands frequently, with different riders racing their way to be in front. Dimas Juli Atmoko of One For All briefly seized the lead, followed by Gupita Kresna Wardhana of 4S1M EVO YAMAHA Racing Team, Nazirul, Adytya Fauzi of RACETECH SIXTY Racing Team, and Fazrul Sham of CARDINALS FACTORY RACING TEAM ARRC.

In a captivating finale, Gian Carlo Mauricio from UMA Racing MMR YAMAHA Philippines surged ahead on the final lap, clinching victory in a thrilling finish at 12’15:897s.

This victory watched Gian ended a 2-year wait since the last time Filipino won UB150 race through Mckinley Kyle Paz on 2019.

Gian expressed, “I didn’t expect to win! After 2 years, I finally made it to the top. All the plans were executed properly, that is why I could focus on displaying my skills as well as riding safely, and I managed to get this position without any error. No words can describe how I feel right.”

Gupita secured second place at 12’16:196s, closely followed by Md Akid Aziz in third at 12’16:266s.