The revamped SuperSports 600cc has a new look this season. Many of the big names who had crowded the podium in previous years have left for the new ASB1000 class. With the age-cap in place, the 2019 SuperSports 600cc class will pit the skills of young and upcoming Asean riders against each other.


At the time of writing, 13 riders are confirmed for Round 1. This group can be roughly divided into half – one group having had some experience in the Asian SuperSports 600cc class, while the second half are riders who are new to the SS600.


·       Azroy Hakeem Anuar

·       Mohd Ramdan Rosli

·       Andi Farid Izdihar

·       Krichaporn Kaewsonthi

·       Ahmad Afif Amran

·       Passawit Thitivararak

·       Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin

·       Rheza Danica Ahrens

·       Peerapong Boonlert

·       Mohd Helmi Azman

·       Liam MacDonald

·       Adam Norrodin

·       Fakhrusy Syakirin Rostam


The first group have had some experience racing in the SuperSports 600cc when it was the premiere class of the Asian series. Having raced against the likes of Anthony West, Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman, Zaqhwan Zaidi, Decha Kraisart, Ratthapong Wilairot and Ahmad Yudhistira, these riders are now the new seniors in the 600cc class.


Of the seven, Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin probably has the most experience in the category. Ahmad Afif Amran returns to the 600cc after spending a few seasons racing in the Asia Production 250cc.


However, the six riders in the second group may be new to the ARRC, but they are no means inexperienced astride a 600cc machine.


2018 Asia Production champion Rheza Danica Ahrens has had some experience in the Suzuka 4 Hours. Similarly, Peerapong Boonlert is a 2-times Suzuka 4 Hours champion.


2018 Underbone 150cc champion Mohd Helmi Azman may seem to have made a huge Underbone to SuperSports leap, but the young Honda rider was second overall in the 2018 MSBK SuperSports Open class.


Liam MacDonald put in a few races in the 600cc class last year, and he was also the 2018 MSBK SuperSport Open winner. Fakhrusy Syakirin Rostam was also among the top MSBK riders last year.


Finally, Adam Norrodin may be a newcomer to the ARRC, but he has spent the last three years in the Moto3 class of the MotoGP.