Round 2 of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship will be Peerapong Boonlert’s best chance to get ahead in the SuperSports 600cc title chase.

The Yamaha Thailand Racing Team rider had had a dream start to his SuperSports 600cc debut with a double win at the Sepang International Circuit in Round 1. With 50 points in the bag as he heads to The Bend Motorsport Park for Round 2, Peerapong would be delighted to find that two of his closest competitors, Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin and Adam Norrodin will not be at the Australian round. Due to a schedule clash, the two Malaysians who are currently second and third respectively in the 600cc rankings, will be racing in the CEV instead.

This scenario puts Honda riders Mohd Helmi Azman, Azroy Hakeem Anuar and Andi Farid Izdihar on the hot seat as they strategize to check Peerapong’s winning streak.

Should Peerapong manage to increase his lead with more podium finishes at The Bend, he would have a big advantage at the subsequent Round 3 which will be held on his home track at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.