Yamaha Thailand Racing Team’s Peerapong Boonlert has lost none of his verve and flair despite the pressures of racing on home ground. At the Chang International Circuit for Round 3 of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, Peerapong aced the first day free practice sessions with the quickest time of 1’40.212s, putting him on course to pick up a 33rd Buriram podium for Yamaha Thailand.

Looking to stop Peerapong’s reign are Malaysian duo Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin and Adam Norrodin. Both Malaysian top guns have just returned from a stint in the CEV and are raring to halt their Thai rival’s unchallenged romp at the top of the 600cc standings. Kasma clocked second quickest with 1’40.345s while Adam posted 1’40.985s to lock down the provisional front row.

AP Honda Racing Thailand’s Kritchaporn Kaewsonthi was the fourth fastest rider of the day with 1’41.158s followed by two other Honda riders – Andi Farid Izdihar and Azroy Hakeem Anuar respectively.

Javier Orellana Malloy, the dark horse of the SuperSports 600cc class, is taking his time to get used to the Chang International Circuit. He posted 13th quickest for the free practice, but as seen in Australia, is capable of podium-worthy performances.

Chinese wildcard Ma Sai was 3 seconds off the leader with 1’43.505s.