Race 1 of the MSBK600 Class hit the circuit with a slightly different approach but Andi Farid Izdihar of ASTRA HONDA Racing Team showcased his ability to fortify his position when he made it fastest to the chequered flag in the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK) held at the Sepang International Circuit today.

Andi has been on a roll since his debut in Round 2. Today’s race boasted his grand performance when he cleverly guarded his position at P1 from the start of the race to its completion. Andi never faltered as he took speed with more laps.

The Indonesian rider has definitely set a different tone for the race category this time around as he charged far ahead of the troop. He marked his victory at 21’52:823s, bagging maximum points to his name.

Commenting on the race, Andi said, “I was confident during the race, especially in the beginning. I was able to create a huge gap between myself and the troop behind me. I tried to keep up to the pace to manage the race better but towards the last three laps, my rear tire began to give way and the grip was slipping away. I am happy that despite the circumstances, I was still able to hold on to P1. Of course, the situation will have to be analysed but I am certainly looking forward to tomorrow’s race.”

Taking the second spot on the podium was Md Ibrahim Noroddin of SIC Racing Team at 21’56:260s.

At the third spot, it was Khairul Idham Pawi of Boon Siew HONDA Racing Team, clocking in at 22’06:902s.


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