WAHYU AJI RIDING HIGH WITH NEW UB150 LAP RECORD

Wahyu Aji Trilaksana continues to ride high in the Underbone 150cc class. With only a day’s break between the 2020 pre-season tests and the start of Round 1, the ONEXOX TKKR SAG Racing Team rider had been able to sustain his momentum at the top of the Underbone timesheets.

 

The Indonesian rider led the Underbone 150cc qualifying charge and posted a new lap record of 2’31.358s in the process.

 

Proliner RCB 549 KABOCI Racing Team’s Richie Taroreh was a close second with 2’31.874s, the only rider on the 27-man grid to lap within the same second as Wahyu Aji.

 

Behind the two charging Indonesians, competitive siblings Ahmad Fazli Sham and Ahmad Fazrul Sham looked well prepared for this season’s title chase. Fazli, representing the ONEXOX TKKR SAG Racing Team, was the third fastest man in qualifying with 2’32.059s. Younger brother Fazrul who is racing under the Cardinals Racing Team banner this year, posted fourth with 2’32.311s.

 

Peerapong Luiboonpeng has shown remarkable progress in his third full season in the UB150. The Team One For All rider, who is also the sole Thai representative in the class, was fifth quickest in qualifying with 2’32.625s.

 

Off the top five, UMA Racing YAMAHA Maju Motor Asia Team looked to have hit a spot of trouble during the UB150 qualifier. Akid Aziz led the field in Practice 1 and Practice 2, but ended the qualifying session in seventh behind team mate Haziq Fairues. Akid’s best time in the qualifying, 2’32.862s, was about a second off his best pace earlier in the day.

 

Similarly, UMA Racing YAMAHA Philippine Team struggled to get the pace out of their Yamaha Sniper 150. Fernando Masato narrowly made the cut into the SuperPole when he qualified 14th with 2’34.181s. Kerwin Chang was 25th on the list with 2’36.179s.

 

In contrast, newcomer team 4S1M YAMAHA Racing Team has gotten their UB150 debut off to a solid start with Gupita Kresna 13th quickest with 2’34.078s.

 

 

UB150: Top 5 Qualifying Results

2020 Lap Record: 2’31.359s – Wahyu Aji Trilaksana (INA) (Yamaha)

 

  1. Wahyu Aji Trilaksana (INA) (Yamaha)                2’31.358s
  2. Richie Taroreh (INA) (Yamaha)                           2’31.874s
  3. Ahmad Fazli Sham (MAS) (Yamaha)                   2’32.059s
  4. Ahmad Fazrul Sham (MAS) (Yamaha)                2’32.311s
  5. Peerapong Luiboonpeng (THA) (Yamaha)              2’32.625s