MUKLADA CONTINUES TO BREAK GENDER BARRIERS

AP Honda Racing Thailand’s Muklada Sarapuech continues to break gender barriers in the male-dominated Asian motorsports arena when the team confirmed her full season SuperSports 600cc entry in the 2020 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship.

 

Although there had been a number of female riders entering as wildcards in the 600 class, their appearances had been few and far in between. Muklada is the first to commit to a full season.

 

The 27-year-old Thai rider has been defying gender norms since she first earned her racing stripes in the Asian series. In 2015, Muklada won the Asia Dream Cup title and became the first female rider to lift an ARRC crown.

 

Since that historic win, Muklada has gone from strength to strength. She finished 10th overall in her first year in the Asia Production 250cc class, moved up to seventh overall in 2018, and ended the 2019 season in fourth with six podium finishes and two wins.

 

Muklada will partner 24-year-old Passawit Thitivararak for the AP Honda Racing Thailand’s 600cc campaign. This will be Passawit’s third season in the class. He finished sixth overall in 2019.

 

Piyawat Patoomyos will lead the AP Honda Racing Thailand’s charge in the AP250 this season. Piyawat will be joined by rookie Kantapat Yakantai, a graduate from the Honda Thailand Talent Cup.