While announcements of new teams and new ASB1000 entries have been rolling in, Indonesia’s top SuperSports 600cc rider, Ahmad Yudhistira, has not yet been able to secure a ride for the 2019 season. After seven years, Yudhistira has finally come to a parting of ways with his Kawasaki family.

Only 26 years old, Yudhistira has a proven track record as the best performing SuperSports 600cc rider from the Indonesian archipelago. In 2015 and 2018, Yudhistira ranked 3rdoverall in the hyper-competitive class.

“The Manual Tech team management have tried very hard to find support for the ASB1000 class. I’m grateful to them for their efforts. Also, I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Manual Tech KYT Kawasaki Racing Team for seven wonderful years together.”

“Unfortunately, without the necessary backing and resources, the team itself cannot possibly take place in the new category.  I’ve also spoken to a number of team owners and team managers. So far, I’ve not heard anything positive yet,” said Yudhis.