The Underbone 150cc heated up the Sepang International Circuit this morning with its Qualifying Session and Md Shafiq Rasol of ONEXOX Racing Team made the fastest for Round 4 of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship.

It was quite a session this morning with over twenty of Asia’s best riders swamping in to clock in their best time. The thirty minutes session saw a fierce rivalry between the Underbone riders who were trying to find their pace and manage their machines to qualify for the “Shoot Out” session scheduled for the noon.

Shafiq who came aboard the ARRC as a wildcard rider has put on a good performance thus far, taking the second fastest spot in the combined practice session yesterday, marking at 2’33:922s. Today, he recorded an improved timing when he clocked in fastest at 2’33:244s.

Commenting on the session, Shafiq said, “I do not have a specific goal for this round. Coming in as a wildcard rider for ARRC, the challenges are different in terms of gauging the rider and their capabilities. I will nevertheless do well based on my experiences and hopefully, it will be a good shot.”

In second fastest spot, it was Ahmad Afif Amran of Cardinals Racing Team Malaysia logging in at 2’33:698s.

Gupita Kresna of 4S1M YAMAHA Racing Team came in the third fastest at 2’33:735s.

Later in the noon, Gupita Kresna of 4S1M YAMAHA Racing Team took the pole position after the Shoot Out session when he marked his fastest at 2’46:909s.

Commenting on the session, Gupita said, “I love the rainy weather and wet circuit, to be honest. I have experienced this condition before in my previous race. I am happy to have made the fastest time in the Shoot Out Session. For the coming race sessions, I do hope to get onto the podium, at the top spot.”

Taking the second spot on the grid with the second fastest lap time was Md Shafiq Rasol of ONEXOX Racing Team at 2’47:913s.

Taking the third spot on the grid, it would be Murobbil Vithoni of LFN HP969 Indonesia Racing Team at 2’47:583s.

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