AIDIL WANTS TO STEP UP
9 May 2011
only joining the Suzuki FortyOne Racing team this season, Mohd Aidil
Abdul Aziz will not use that as an excuse for his mediocre performance
in the CP115 category but he has vowed to step up in the Round 3 of the
PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship that will takes place at
Stadium Sultan Mizan Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu on May 13 and 14.
24-year old rider who finished 11th in Round 1 (Kangar) and eighth
position in Round 2 (Batu Kawan) is tied at seventh overall in the
standings with 13 points. He is currently sharing the spot with another
three riders, Mohd Rozaliman Zakaria (ZAR Racing Motorsports),
Sasitharen Sukumaran (M-Seki Liberty Honda Racing) and Mohd Syawalludin
Mohd Zaki (Yamaha CKJ Sukumi).
The Johor born rider admitted
that he is not contented with his results and wants to improve on his
performance in the coming leg at Kuala Terengganu. "What I have achieved
in the last two rounds is still not good enough. No doubt, it showed
some improvement from Round 1 to Round 2 but my ultimate goal is to
fight for a spot on the podium," said Aidil who represented AAP HMR
Racing last season.
"Nevertheless, I am taking one round at a
time and my target for Round 3 is a top-5 finish. It will not be an easy
task as there are a lot of top guys out there who are very competitive
namely riders from Motul Yamaha YY Pang camp, Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal, Mohd
Adli Salihin and Mohd Rozaiman Mohd Said, PETRONAS Syntium Moto Yamaha
AHM's Shahril Izzuwan Mohd Noor and also local boy, Mohd Rozaliman
Zakaria of ZAR Racing Motorsports," added Aidil who started his racing
career in 2006 when he was at the age of 19.
Asking Aidil on his
switch from Honda to Suzuki machine, he said adapting to the different
machine is not an issue for him. "I had two years of experience racing
on a Suzuki machine and only last season, I used Honda machine. In 2008,
I represented Suzuki Harian Metro SCK while in 2009, I raced for Suzuki
KHi ARC Racing. Therefore, I am actually comfortable with the Suzuki
machine," said Aidil whose best achievement in his racing career was
finishing seventh overall in the Novice category in 2008.
went on to add, "However, I must admit that our team is still working on
the machine setting as we are a little bit lacking on speed. In the
first two races we were struggling to match the pace of the front
running Yamaha teams but I am certain we are getting better round by
round. We will put our act together and hopefully we will achieve what
we have set to do."
After two rounds, Zaidy tops the standings with 41 points, followed by Shahril with 35 points and Adli is third with 31 points.
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