PEERLESS PEERAPONG SCORES THE HATTRICK

It may be early days yet in the 2019 season of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, but Yamaha Thailand Racing Team’s Peerapong Boonlert has already scored a hattrick of wins in the SuperSports 600cc class.

 

Officially in his first full season in the intermediate class after spending a number of seasons in the AP250, Peerapong looked increasingly comfortable on board the Yamaha R6.

 

Despite losing the pole position to replacement rider Ibrahim Norrodin during the qualifying, Peerapong won a lights-to-flag race with a time of 19’39.440s, 3.913s ahead of the chasing group.

 

The bulk of the drama in the SuperSports 600cc Race 1 came from the battle for P2 between Ibrahim Norrodin, Helmi Azman, Azroy Hakeem Anuar and Javier Orellana.

 

Most impressive was Victor Racing Team’s Javier Orellana. The Spaniard had a bad crash early in the weekend and, as a result, missed out on much of the practice sessions. The lack of track time took nothing away from Javier’s competitiveness. Javier brought his Yamaha to second at the finish line with 19’43.353s.

 

Further down the results sheet, team Musashi Boon Siew Honda’s Azroy Hakeem Anuar took full advantage of poleman Ibrahim Norrodin’s lack of experience to score a third place finish with 19’43.926s.