THE TRIO’S TRIUMPH – WILL BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM DEFEND THEIR TITLE?

Boon Siew Honda Racing Team was established in 2011 with the sole purpose of competing in the Asia Road Racing Championship. The team has won 6 championship titles thus far, and continues to challenge the SS600 crown with Azroy Hakeem Anuar, Helmi Azman, and Khairul Idham Pawi also known as SuperKIP to the starting grid.

SuperKIP is well known in Malaysia when he became the first ever Malaysian rider to win in the MotoGP race twice in the Moto3 category in 2016. With the current lineup, the team will be looking to secure the SS600cc class title once again using CBR600RR racing machine which is looking into full season this year in the Asia Road Racing Championship, ARRC.

Talking about the Trio, and the most outstanding at moment, SuperKIP, has showcased an exemplary performance in the last two rounds beginning with the season opener in Chang International Championship and followed by home race in Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.

KIP who had quite a dull season last year, broke through in all the races so far in the 28th edition of the most competitive two-wheels races in Asian region.

“I was all pumped for this season. From the beginning I have set my goal and the first win at the season opener definitely a boost for me to push through every other race. Coming back to the motorsport scene after a long gap, I admit it was tough at the beginning and my performance in last season wasn’t up to the par.”

“I never wanted to give up. I kept pushing and with the help of my team, teammates especially, Helmi and Azroy, racing alongside them gave me the motivation to pull it through this season. Somehow it is still early to conclude my performances. It has been good so far but there are room for improvements.”

“At the moment, Nakarin seems stronger even though he is 16 points behind me. It is still possible for him to make his way to the top. So, I cannot be careless and I need to avoid making mistakes. But at the same time, I usually just enjoy every race and just focus on myself. My teammates are performing well too. Despite being teammates, the competitiveness among us nevertheless remains on the track.

KIP has claimed two victories in the last two rounds and touched the finishing line in every other race with a trophy in hand. From bringing down the curtain on the 2022 campaign at the 6th position and acing in the first two rounds of the 2023 season, it is quite a comeback. Bravo!

Meanwhile, the fellow teammate Helmi, who almost bagged the title last season, bounced back up to firmly hunt for the title this season, however finds the race this time around much more competitive.

“We can clearly see how good KIP and Nakarin are at the moment. It’s quiet tough for me to tackle them. But racing alongside my much enhanced teammates do boost up my energy to perform better. To be honest, they are my motivation. On the track we fight, off the track we are a family. We push each other to do better in every race.

“After every race ends, all of us, including the team manager, mechanics, riders and the whole team, we would sit and go through every mistake that we did during the race. From that, we can get a clearer picture of what is lacking and what need to be done.

“This year with KIP and Azroy performing well, this is what I could see from the last two rounds, we would definitely be able to defend our team title in SS600cc. I have faith in my team and we will try our best to give back to the team. They have only given us the best. Been there through up and downs. So, we will try harder to hold of our titile.”