The Asia Production 250cc has interestingly seen an increase in its fanbase with extremely agile riders expanding their capacities through experiences and bold moves. As the season came to a close, Rheza Danica of ASTRA HONDA Racing Team put on one last show before racing down the straight line to claim victory.

The race began on the wet grounds with Adenanta taking lead, closely trailed by Anggi Setiawan, Rheza Danica and Piyawat. Aldi who was close behind began picking up speed and broke ahead of the troop in the first lap. Meanwhile, Adenanta took a slip and fell.

By the end of the third lap, Aldi made it to P1 while being closely shadowed by Rheza Danica, Anggi Setiawan and Piyawat. The battle between the four fiery riders grew stronger as they made their laps. Meanwhile, Rafid Topan began inching closer towards the front troop and by the end of the fourth lap, he closed the gaps and made his move into P3. By the end of the fifth lap however, Anggi Setiawan had a fall and was out of the equation.

Rheza went on at the lead position. However, behind him, Rafid Topan and Aldi Satya were entangled in a battle to retain their position at P2. Blame it on the wet circuit, Aldi Satya unfortunately slipped and fell consequently opening up the opportunity for Piyawat to strike. With two more laps to go, Piyawat went on at P2, trying his best to close the gaps with his rival ahead of him however with a gap of approximately 9.3s, it seemed impossible for Piyawat to move any closer.

By the last lap, Rheza was confident, far ahead of the troop. After the last turn, he strode swiftly to the finish line, clocking in at 20’36:566s with a gap of 16.196s away from Piyawat.

Commenting on the race, Rheza said, “From the start, the circuit has been wet and I just enjoyed the ride. I stayed focused on the race and finally, I am back at the top spot on the podium. Thank you to ASTRA HONDA team and my family for the unwavering support given to me.”

Piyawat Patoomyos of HONDA Racing Thailand logged in second at 20’52:762s.

Aiki Iyoshi of Motul Sniper Manual Tech Racing Team made it third with his best at 21’01:105s.

With the conclusion of Race 2, Muhammad Andy Fadly of Motul Sniper Manual Tech Racing Team celebrated his win as the Asian Champion of the AP250 race category for year 2022.

Commenting on the title, Andy said, “I feel extremely happy. This season has pushed me towards working even harder. Even more so when my RPM was cut down since Round 3 in Japan. I struggled a lot but I am thankful to God for the blessings. Also, thanks to my family members and the team who believed in me and have supported me in every way.”