TECHNICAL MASTERY SETS THE TONE

The Asia Superbike 1000cc of the idemitsu FIM Asia Road Racing Championship left fans in awe when Haruki Noguchi of SDG MS Harc-Pro.Honda.Ph braced the unforeseen challenges of the season with mastery, defeating the rising rebellion of his contenders and coming out stronger than ever. Round 1 was just tipping point to what the season holds and is about to get scorched.

Moves to win is all that is in the cards for Haruki and since his debut in Season 2022, the Japanese- born lad has been fiercely marking his territories with mind-blowing performances on the circuit. Towards the end of last season, Haruki was on his way to claiming victory but his endeavours were brought to a halt when he succumbed to injuries following an accident. While the downside was taking a step back from the scenes of ARRC, the upside was returning with a greater willpower to succeed.

“My passion overrides circumstances and I am truly grateful to be back in the scenes of ARRC to pursue my ambition of succeeding at the top. My fans and supporters are my biggest motivational factor and I am further driven to make sure that my performances are constantly above par. Make no mistakes is something that I adhere to.”

In the season kick-off, Haruki initially displayed a low profile however came out with a striking manoeuvring gesture in both races that earned him a double-win. It was undoubtedly a heated battle of fiery machines, coupled with the scorch of the heat wave. Nevertheless, Haruki was drilled to succeed and worked his machine to his advantage.

Commenting on the race, “During the practice and qualifying sessions, I could not make a good lap time. I had problem adapting to new tires. But the team and I are of the opinion that we should always use new tires during high temperature like the one we faced at Buriram. This is different from the other riders.”

The Asia Superbike 1000cc of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship left fans in awe when Haruki Noguchi of SDG MS Harc-Pro.Honda.Ph braced the unforeseen challenges of the season with mastery, defeating the rising rebellion of his contenders and coming out stronger than ever. Round 1 was just tipping point to what the season holds and is about to get scorched.

Moves to win is all that is in the cards for Haruki and since his debut in Season 2022, the Japanese- born lad has been fiercely marking his territories with mind-blowing performances on the circuit. Towards the end of last season, Haruki was on his way to claiming victory but his endeavours were brought to a halt when he succumbed to injuries following an accident. While the downside was taking a step back from the scenes of ARRC, the upside was returning with a greater willpower to succeed.

“My passion overrides circumstances and I am truly grateful to be back in the scenes of ARRC to pursue my ambition of succeeding at the top. My fans and supporters are my biggest motivational factor and I am further driven to make sure that my performances are constantly above par. Make no mistakes is something that I adhere to.”

In the season kick-off, Haruki initially displayed a low profile however came out with a striking manoeuvring gesture in both races that earned him a double-win. It was undoubtedly a heated battle of fiery machines, coupled with the scorch of the heat wave. Nevertheless, Haruki was drilled to succeed and worked his machine to his advantage.

Commenting on the race, “During the practice and qualifying sessions, I could not make a good lap time. I had problem adapting to new tires. But the team and I are of the opinion that we should always use new tires during high temperature like the one we faced at Buriram. This is different from the other riders.”

“Personally, I struggled on the long-straight. Definitely, the BMW came back with a much-developed speed and was quite fast. Smooth too. With riders like Zaqhwan who also tested in Buriram and found good setting of the machine, there were definitely some disadvantages on our side. Nevertheless, our strong point was on the technical bit and that definitely superseded the minor setbacks.”

Moving forward to Round 2 that will be held at Sepang International Circuit, Haruki is prepping to re- create history. Last season, Haruki made it second on the podium in Race 1 and took the win in Race 2. The robust rider does not seem like he would settle for anything less and is confident to stride alongside homegrown rivals.

“The Sepang circuit is quite technical. This would definitely be an interesting race to cross-check the level of mastery. Chances are, the race may not see the formation of a big group but it would definitely be an interesting fight at the last lap when someone makes it into the group.”

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