ARRC: AZLAN SECOND FASTEST IN ARRC OPENING PRACTICE
11 May 2012
Shah Kamaruzaman kicked off his PETRONAS Asia Road Racing Championship
(ARRC) SuperSports 600cc campaign on a strong note coming in second
fastest during the opening practice at the Sepang International Circuit
MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing rider timed his best lap of 1'06.548s
behind SuperSports 600cc heavy-weight, Katsuaki Fujiwara who stood tall
with 1'06.268s while teammate from Manual Tech BEET Kawasaki Racing,
M.Fadli registered third fastest with 1'06.671s.
not the fastest rider today, the 28 year old Azlan remains positive of
his chances. He reflected on his outing and said, "We ran the practice
on used tyres because the team were more focused on searching for the
perfect suspension settings and mapping. Towards the end of the day,
everything was perfect but the tyres had already worn out and this
prevented me from trying to surpass Fujiwara's lap time. Nonetheless,
being able to keep close proximity with him is a good sign. I intend to
drop my laptime tomorrow and hunt for a front row start in the
Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa seems to be on the roll to dominate the
Underbone 115cc practice sessions today. The Pachie Yuzy Honda Racing
rider clocked his best lap at 1'24.198s in the first session before
shaving off 1.574s to wrap up the opening practices with 1'22.624s in
his sixth lap.
fastest for the day was Mohd Iskandar Raduan (PETRONAS Syntium Moto
Yamaha AHM) with 1'22.814s followed by Indonesian, Rey Ratukore (Nissin
R9 KYT Federal Oil BRT) with 1'23.814s.
to commence his campaign on strong notes, Amirul commented, "This is
my second year competing in the Underbone 115cc so coming in fastest
today is a positive start. However, this is only the beginning. Most
teams are still searching for the right setup so we are expecting the
competition to get tough and the lap times drop further down tomorrow,
especially among top runners, Iskandar and Ratukore who are less than a
second away," he said.
for the Asia Dream Cup (ADC), Malaysian, Sasitharen Sukuraman placed
himself fifth fastest with 1'22.208s behind Japanese representatives,
Hikori Ono, Hikari Okubo and Indonesian, Denny Triyugo with 1'20.543s,
1'21.416s and 1'22.004s respectively. Fourth was Joshua Hook Frederick
from Australia with 1'22.097s.
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