Indonesian rider Jefri Tosema clocked the fastest time in the Suzuki Asian Challenge for the second consecutive day and earned himself the right to park his bike on pole for the upcoming race.

Checking home with a time of 1’50.352s, the freshman rider successfully wrested the pole position away from April King Mascardo who is in his second season of the Suzuki talent development programme.

“I am proud to start the race on pole. This may be my first year in the Suzuki Asian Challenge, but I certainly don’t consider myself a rookie as I have won numerous races back home,” said Jefri.

“However, I must admit that the level of competition is higher here, and certainly much more interesting as I get to race against riders from so many countries. I know it will be a tight race tomorrow and my strategy is to maintain my cool and stay focused,” he said.

April King Mascardo, second fastest in the qualifying with 1’59.460s will also line up on the front row together with Rizal Feriyadi who clocked the third fastest time.