The ASB1000 class has a new lap record at the Sepang International Circuit, courtesy of Markus Reiterberger who logged 2’05.388s during the 2020 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship pre-season tests.


Thitipong Warokorn’s year-old record of 2’05.505s was logged in Round 1 last year, and had remained unbeaten through Round 6 at the same venue.


Markus will be the first German rider to race in the Asian series. He will be competing under the ONEXOX BMW TKKR SAG TEAM banner.


Meanwhile, Australian rider Broc Parkes, returning for his second attempt at the Asian title with YAMAHA Racing Team ASEAN, ended the pre-season tests as the second quickest in the ASB1000 class. Broc trailed Markus’s lap record by 0.284s. His best laptime, recorded in Practice 3, was 2’05.672s.


Defending champion Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman was third fastest with 2’06.009s followed by Apiwat Wongthananon (YAMAHA Thailand Racing Team) fourth with 2’06.231s. Federico Sandi’s replacement in the Access Plus Racing-Okada-Team, Lorenzo Zanetti, rounded up the top five in the pre-season tests with 2’06.734s.



2020 Lap Record: 2’05.388 – Markus Reiterberger (GER) (BMW)


Day 1 + Day 2 Overall Practice Results

  1. Markus Reiterberger (GER) (BMW)                   2’05.388s
  2. Broc Parkes (AUS) (Yamaha)                               2’05.672s
  3. Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman (MAS) (BMW)              2’06.009s
  4. Apiwat Wongthananon (THA) (Yamaha)              2’06.231s
  5. Lorenzo Zanetti (ITA) (Ducati)                            2’06.734s