PIYAWAT BOOSTED IN PRACTICE SESSION

It was a bright sunny day and the Asia Production 250cc riders have warmed up for the finale of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship at the Chang International Circuit today. Piyawat Patoomyos of HONDA Racing Thailand made the fastest lap time, combined in the free practice sessions.

The Thailand lad seemed poised riding aboard the Honda CBR250 RR around the familiar circuit of his home-ground. It is no surprise that he made fastest in the practice session considering his achievement, second on the podium in Race 1 of Round 1 which was held at the very same circuit.

This time around he made fastest in the practice session when he clocked in at 1’53:501s in the first session. In the second session, he made his best at 1’53:248s and in the third session, he clocked in at 1’53:377s. Piyawat currently sits at seventh spot in the overall standings with a total of 74 points.

Commenting on the session, Piyawat said, “I am quite familiar with the circuit and I am particularly strong in sector 2 and sector 3. For tomorrow’s qualifying session, I hope to achieve the pole position and worse comes to worst, at the front row.”

“For the race, I would definitely want to win. I hope to find a way to stay ahead of the troop which would help with my winning strategies.”

Herjun Atna Firdaus of ASTRA HONDA Racing Team came in the second fastest for the combined session when he clocked in his fastest at 1’53:284s in the second session. In his first session, he made his fastest at 1’53:414s and in his third session, he clocked in at 1’54:040s. Herjun currently is at the fifth spot overall with a total of 82 points.

His team, Md Adenanta Putra made the third fastest in the combined practice when he logged in his fastest at 1’53:466s in the first session. In the following sessions, he made his fastest at 1’53:772 and 1’53:574s respectively. Adenanta takes the third place in the overall standings with a total of 94 points to date.