PEERAPONG AIMS FOR FIRST BURIRAM PODIUM

Yamaha Thailand Racing Team rider Peerapong Boonlert will be a man on a mission at Round 3 of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

Peerapong holds a 51-point advantage after taking four consecutive wins in the first two rounds. However, the Thai rider is not one to rest on his laurels. His mission at the 4.5km Chang International Circuit, apart from continuing his winning momentum, will be to claim his first podium on home ground.

For all the prowess that Peerapong had shown in the SS600 this year, the Thai rider have yet to enjoy a podium finish at the Chang International Circuit. All his previous successes had been picked up overseas.

 

Kasma, Adam Norrodin back on the grid

Malaysian riders Kasma Daniel Kasmayuddin and Adam Norrodin will be looking to halt Peerapong’s rampage in the 600cc class. The two will be primed and ready for action after a stint in the CEV. Along with Astra Honda Racing Team’s Andi Farid Izdihar and Malaysian Honda riders Azroy Hakeem Anuar and Helmi Azman, the five riders could form a formidable wall around Peerapong’s ambitions.

 

The threat of Javier Orrellana Maloy

Peerapong will also need to reckon with the potential threat posed by Javier Maloy. The Spaniard was a complete dark horse in Round 2. Absent for most of the practice session after crashing out and damaging his bike in the first practice, Javier stunned his rivals with a second place finish in Race 1. He was on course for a double podium in Race 2 but unfortunately crashed out of the competition.

 

Chinese wildcard – Ma Sai

credit photo : Sai Ma

The Buriram round will also feature a Chinese wildcard – Ma Sai from the China Yamaha Maxpeedingrods Racing Team. The 29-year-old Chinese rider has been China’s ST600 champion for the past two years.