It was a victorious moment for the Indonesian rider when Andi Farid Izdihar of Honda Asia-Dream Racing with Astemo nailed the top spot of the podium for the Asia Superbike 1000cc of Race 2 in Round 1 IDEMITSU FIM Asia Road Racing Championship.

The scene started with Nakarin Atiratphuvapat from Honda Asia-Dream Racing with Astemo leading the pack, closely pursued by JDT RACING TEAM rider, Hafizh Syahrin, Andi, and Yuki Kunii of SDG Team HARC-PRO Honda Ph. As the laps unfolded, Hafizh surged to the front, with Yuki and Andi close behind. However, Hafizh maintained his lead through the early stages of the race.

Despite the fierce competition, Hafizh continued to dominate the race, maintaining his position at the front. However from behind, Andi closed the gap and eventually overtook Hafizh on the ninth lap.

With Andi then leading, Hafizh fought fiercely to reclaim his position, but Andi thwarted his attempts. Although followed closely by Hafizh and Nakarin, Andi maintained his lead, crossing the finish line in first place at 20’49:192s.

Andi commented, “It was a challenging race, I tried to go to the front spot at the beginning but I was struggling with the front tyre so I decided to wait for the right moment and then try my best to get to the top spot. Also, this win is for yesterday’s fault, and I couldn’t sleep well last night. And not forgetting to thank my team for all the hard work, this is for them.”

At second place, it was Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah of JDT RACING TEAM marking his best at 20’49:963s.

Nakarin Atiratphuvapat of Honda Asia-Dream Racing with Astemo made it to third place at 20’50:001s.

Top 5 Fastest – Race 2

  1. Andi Farid Izdihar (Honda Asia-Dream Racing with Astemo) – 20’49:192s
  2. Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah (JDT RACING TEAM) – 20’49:963s
  3. Nakarin Atiratphuvapat (Honda Asia-Dream Racing with Astemo) – 20’50:001s
  4. Yuki Kunii (SDG Team HARC-PRO Honda Ph.) – 20’51:603s
  5. Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman (TKKR BMW Racing Team) – 20’53:800s