Peerapong Boonlert is the biggest winner from Round 1 of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship at the Sepang Circuit. The Thai rider was virtually in a class of his own as he effortlessly snapped up a double win in the SuperSports 600cc class.

A late start was no handicap for Peerapong when he dove past a late-breaking Kasma Daniel at Turn 1 to tuck in behind the leading pole sitter, Adam Norrodin. WhenAdam ran out onto the grass at Turn 4, Peerapong placed himself right on the sharp end of the 600cc grid.

The Yamaha Thailand Racing Team rider rode virtually unchallenged at the head of the 14-rider group. After 10 flawless laps, Peerapong checked in with his secondwin with 21’57.152s.

The bulk of the 600cc action happened within the second group with Indonesian Andi Farid Izdihar holding his own against Malaysians Helmi Azman and KasmaDaniel Kasmayudin. Adam Norrodin joined the 3-way battle in the closing laps of the race and sparked off an intense final two-lap scramble for the last two spots on the podium.

Andi Farid from the Astra Honda Racing Team held off his Malaysian rivals long enough to finish the race in second place with 21’59.138s. A nifty move by KasmaDaniel Kasmayuddin gave him the last podium spot with 21’59.471s.

Peerapong Boonlert leaves the Sepang Circuit with the maximum 50 points in his pocket. Kasma is second overall with 36 points and Adam Norrodin third with 29 points.