Coming back to the scenes of Zhuhai International Circuit after a 3-year hiatus has definitely posed challenges nevertheless the riders of the Underbone 150cc never lacked enthusiasm as they motioned towards yet another round of fulfilment in Round 5 of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship.

Emerging with the fastest lap time combined in the free practice sessions today was Wahyu Aji Trilaksana of RACETECH SIXTY Racing.

During the free practice session 1 that was held earlier today, Wahyu Aji scored the fastest lap time at 1’58:244s. John Emerson of 4S1M EVO YAMAHA Racing Team was not bad himself when he made his best lap time at 1’59:617s. Nazirul Izzat of UMA Racing YAMAHA Maju Motor Asia Team clocked in third fastest with his best at 1’59:852s. In FP2, Akid Aziz of CARDINALS FACTORY RACING TEAM flexed his muscles and worked towards the fastest lap time at 1’58:612s. Wahyu Aji made it second fastest at 1’58:773s followed by Fazrul Sham of Pitsbike JRT Tech 2 OneWay Racing Team with his best lap time at 1’59:814s.

With that, Wahyu Aji concluded today’s session with the fastest lap time combined at 1’58:244s. The Indonesian lad has certainly worked well on his riding techniques and has improved his pace compared to his previous lap time on the circuit in 2019 with his best at 2’00:217s. The rider who claimed the champion title last season was seen to be in full-form today and may have just found his strategy to stay ahead of the troop for the weekend.

Commenting on the FP session, Wahyu Aji said, “During the FP1 and FP2, I got a good lap time because the team and I have made the right preparations from the very beginning. I too, have been working tirelessly to ensure that this would be a good one. We are quite strong in all the rounds but of course, luck has not struck yet for the time being. Hopefully, in this round, we can optimise our strengths and take a double win. In 2019, the circuit was better in terms of the asphalt. Right now, it is a little bumpy so we have worked on the suspensions and we were quick to adapt. We have also improved in terms of the machine’s power and I guess that will give us the upper-hand to compete in the front troop compared to 2019.”

Second fastest in the FP sessions, combined was Md Akid Aziz with his best lap time at 1’58:612s.

At third fastest was John Emerson Inguito with his best lap time at 1’59:617s.