Asia Road Racing Championship
Chang International Circuit May 31 2019
The action started today at the Chang International Circuit with the Asia Road Racing Championship. No racing today, instead the day was taken up with 3 practice sessions for each of the classes except UB150 which ran 2 practice sessions and a qualifying session for tomorrows race. The Honda Thailand Talent Cup also put in two practice sessions. Although no actual racing took place each rider in each class pushes their machines and themselves to make sure that they are prepared for qualifying and racing.
The day started with the 30 UB 150 class motor cycles and riders. Always very competitive and every rider wanting to show their worth to the other classes above them. After two practice sessions followed by a qualifying session rider number 13, Md Akid Aziz from Malaysia emerged fastest. Along with the top 15 riders from the qualifying session he will contest the super pole session to determine the grid positions for the first race on Saturday.
In the AP250cc class it was Muklada Sarapuech that dominated the sessions with the fastest times. Racing at her home track, hopefully these times can result in a first pole position this season.
Of the three sessions in the SS600 class Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin topped two of the sessions but Peerapong Boonlert took the fastest lap time in the second session.
On to the ASB1000 and rider Md Zaqhwan Zaidi was untouchable in the first two sessions, racing for the Honda Asia Dream Racing with Showa team his dream ended in the final session and only completed 1 lap. The fastest time was recorded in the final session by Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman on his BM
Always putting on a well disciplined show are the bikes and riders in the Honda Thailand Talent Cup. Three racers seen below in close combat.
Racing starts around 1.10pm on Saturday. Grand stand tickets costing as little as 200 baht. From the grandstand you can see every part of the track so no on track excitement can be missed. Come along and soak up the atmosphere of the Asian Road Racing Championship.
Report by Roy Mcintosh