VORAPONG AIMS TO BE FIRST CHAMPION

The riders of TVS Asia One Make Championship are in full form as they strode on the heated grounds of the Chang International Circuit. Vorapong Malahuan of Thailand made his mark on his home-ground when he emerged fastest in the practice session, combined in Round 5 of FIM Asia Road Racing Championship.

The Thailand lad who is currently at the lead position in the overall standings with a total of 126 points has showcased great showmanship throughout the season. In the last round at Sepang, Vorapong took the podium twice at the second spot.

With Round 5 being the final round for the season, Vorapong is all out to making history beginning with the practice session. He made his fastest lap time at 1’51:880s in the first practice session. Although he didn’t make a better lap time in the second session, he nevertheless recorded the fastest among the troop of riders, clocking in at 1’52:097s.

Commenting on the session, Vorapong said, “My plan is to put on a good show tomorrow for my fans here in Thailand. I want to put on a smile on everyone’s face.”

“I definitely want to be in a good position but not to pressure myself too much. More importantly is protecting my championship points. Whatever said and done though, the pressure is unavoidable as there are many who expects me to be the champion. I will do my best like I always do in every race!”

At the second fastest spot was KY Ahmed from India. Ahmed is currently at the sixth spot overall with a total of 49 points. In the first practice session, he made his fastest at1’52:463s which also concluded as his best time for the combined session. During the second session, he made his fastest at 1’53:748s.

Watcharin Tubtimon of Thailand came in the third fastest for the practice session, clocking in at 1’52:957s in the first practice session and his best time for today. In the second session, Watcharin made his best at 1’53:284s. He currently takes the third spot in the overall standings with a total of 79 points.