The nail-biting race came to a close for the day when Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin of YAMAHA GEN BLU Racing Team ASEAN took the circuit by a storm and earned himself the title of the fastest man in Race 1 of the Asia Superbike 1000cc category.

Kasma was off to a good start at the pole position. While he lost his pace in the first lap, Kasma demonstrated persistence and one-of-a-kind skills that kept spectators wanting for more.

Between lap 1 to 7, taking the lead was Haruki Noguchi who was fiery on the circuit, closely tailed by Malaysian rider, Zaqhwan Zaidi. While Kasma was seen looking out for an opportunity to slip in between his two contenders ahead of him, it was only at the seventh lap that he found the perfect moment.

Between lap 7 and 8, Kasma geared up and accelerated ahead of Haruki consequently taking the lead. From then on, it was all about perfecting the speed and keeping up to the momentum. Kasma made an impressive finish when he clocked in at 25:44:610s

Commenting on the race, “First and foremost, I owe it to my team for the fantastic machine. The handling and performance of the machine was spectacular.”

“It was a heated battle especially with Haruki and Zaqhwan. In the beginning, it was tough finding the opportunity to slide in between but somehow, I found an opening mid race and I grabbed the opportunity. The blessing today was truly an unexpected one.”

Haruki of SDG Motor Sports HARC-PRO Ph who made his final push to defeat the third rider in line logged in at 25:47:125s.

Apiwath Wongthananon of YAMAHA Thailand Racing Team finished behind Haruki at 25:47:391s.

Race 1 Provisional Result
Asia Superbike 1000cc -Top 5 Riders:

  • Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin, YAMAHA GEN BLU Racing Team ASEAN, 25:44:610s
  • Haruki Noguchi, SDG Motor Sports HARC-PRO Ph., 25:47:125s
  • Apiwath Wongthananon, YAMAHA Thailand Racing Team, 25:47:391s
  • Md Zaqhwan Zaidi, HONDA Asia-dream Racing with SHOWA, 25:48:010s
  • Anupab Sarmoon, YAMAHA Thailand Racing Team, 25:48:264s

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