Never a bore when its time to score and that is how it has been with the Asia Production 250cc riders. They are back once again for Round 5 of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship held at the Zhuhai International Circuit. Hitting it off with a fantastic pace and making it fastest in the combined practice sessions was Veda Ega Pratama of ASTRA HONDA RACING Team.

The morning begun with the FP1 session where Veda Ega of ASTRA HONDA RACING Team marked fastest at 1’51:400s. Second fastest was Faerozi of YAMAHA Racing Indonesia with his best lap time at 1’51:653s. Teammate, Wahyu Nugroho made it third fastest with his best lap time at 1’51:908s. In FP2 session, Veda Ega worked on his skills and improved his lap time when he once again clocked in fastest at 1’51:021s. Faerozi made it second fastest with a slight increase in lap time at 1’51:709s. Rheza Danica of ASTRA HONDA RACING Team made more than a 1-second improvements before taking the third fastest spot with his best lap time at 1’51:744s.

In FP3, Veda once again to further accentuate his performance and logged in fastest with his best lap time at 1’50:153s. The Indonesian rider missed out the last round at his home-ground nevertheless, with his impressive achievements thus far, he currently takes the chart at the third spot overall with a total of 100 points to his name. Veda has certainly showcased exceptional qualities in adapting very quickly to the new circuit ground today.

Commenting on the sessions, Veda Ega who rode for the first time on the circuit grounds said, “I am very happy with the lap time during each session today. I was able to adapt very quickly and that was a plus point for me. I took a step-by-step approach to improve my lap time. Of course, there are the likes of the more experienced riders like my own teammates and riders from the other teams who are equally good. So, the challenge is inevitable. I love the circuit to be honest. Yes, it has some bumpy spots but I enjoyed the high-speed corner at the last turn. I think I can get a spot on the podium. I am keeping my fingers crossed for that!”

At second spot was Jakkreephat of Honda Racing Thailand with his best lap time at 1’50:220s in FP3.

Faerozi made it third fastest in FP3 and combined with his best lap time at 1’50:576s.