HONDA ASIA-DREAM RACING WITH SHOWA AIMS FOR CONSECUTIVE WINS

The spotlight Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA (HADR) will participate in the 2023 race in a two riders’ system. The HADR will be contested by Malaysian rider Zaqhwan Zaidi, who participated in the 2022 ARRC’s highest class ASB1000 and won the series championship, and Indonesian rider Andi Farid Izdihar, who participated in the ARRC SS600 class with Astra Honda Racing and won the championship.

HADR is a collaboration team of Honda subsidiaries in Asia and Oceania. For riders, we have established a route as a step up from the class in which affiliated companies in Asian countries participate.

HADR was able to that despite the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, the team was able to participate in the ARRC and at the same time win the series championship, counting a year of advancement for the team.

This year will continue to be a challenging year for us as we will continue to participate in the ARRC, which we originally planned to participate in, and participate in the MFJ All Japan Championship Road Race, , and the FIM Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race,”which is positioned as a team level-up that the HADR targets for the first position in all ARRC races, thanks to our experience riders.

Makoto Tamada, Team Manager of Honda Asia-Dream Racing said, I am very happy to participate in the 2023 HADR with the champion riders who have won both ASB1000 and SS600 classes. Zaqhwan is a powerful person. He has been fighting with HADR. He won Race 1 of the opening round of 2022 last year, which was the debut race for the new CBR1000RR-R.

Whereas, Andi competed in the Asian Dream Cup (ADC), Asian Talent Cup (ATC), Spanish Championship (CEV), and then Honda Team Asia’s Moto3 and Moto2 classes, gaining a lot of experience. He could show speed right away in the test and on the CBR1000RR-R. Although Andi is a newcomer to the ASB1000 class, I am confident that Andi will be able to break into the fight for the championship and the series championship from his first year, Makoto Tamada described his team members.

He added that having Andi on the team will challenge Zaqhwan, and at the same time, it will be a good stimulus to encourage him and the team to improve. The morale and the spirit of the whole team will rise with a good rivalry between each other. We will work hard to win the series championship for the second year in a row, so please continue to support us, Makoto Tamada also called for support to HADR in the 2023 races.

Zaqhwan Zaidi, a HADR rider from Malaysia, said that “My aim this year is the same as last year as I want to defend my title. I know it will be more challenging and have some pressure, but for me, I like this feeling. The challenges and pressure make me more focused and keep me stronger to fight. I will do my best as I want to improve my feeling with the bike. I will work very hard to accomplish my goal this year”.

Andi Farid Izdihar, HADR racer from Indonesia, said that “It is such as great feeling for me as this year I move up to ASB1000. I am so excited to start the 2023 season. It will not be easy because everything is new for me, but I have been prepared physically and mentally to face this new challenge. I will continue to do my best as I always do for the team and for everyone who always supports me. My goal is to get the points and if I can fight for the podium or championship then I will do my best to achieve it. “

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