Race 1, Round 1 of the MAM Malaysia Superbike Championship took place today at the PETRONAS Sepang International Circuit. Muhd Muzakkir Mohamed of HORIZON RACING TEAM bagged the win for MSBK250 A today.

During the qualifying session earlier today, Muzakkir clocked in the fastest lap time at 2’27:562s. Second fastest was Gerry Salim of Honda NWN SCK Racing Team with the best lap time at 2’27:601s. Md Haziq Md Fairues of BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM made it third fastest with his best lap time at 2’27:800s.

Muzakkir made a good start as he surged ahead of the troop after the flag-off. Muhd Shahrol Syazras Shahrol Yuzy of Honda Estremo Yuzy Racing and 6 Irfan Ardiansyah of Honda NWN SCK Racing Team at

P2 and P3 respectively trailed him closely. Syazras was following Muzakkir closely and tried to take over Muzakkir however his attempt was denied. At the third lap, Syazras and Haziq fell at turn 9 watched Irfan took his position in P2 followed by Allwin Xavier of GUSTO RACING INDIA.

Muzakkir picked up his speed leaving the pack far behind, while the battle between Gerry, Allwin and Jagadeesh Nagaraj of HORIZON RACING TEAM continued with rapid change fighting for P2. The race continued uninterrupted before Muzakkir win race at 19’54:506s.

Commenting on the race, Muzakkir said, “It’s like a dream start for me. From day 1 in practice session we took step by step to improve because we didn’t want to rush things like previous races, so I reminded my team to stay calm. A lot of input has done by my team in this year, which is why I must win the race this time. I aim to stay on top, to lead the pack until the end and it came true. I am truly happy to have made the victory today.”

Taking second position on the podium was Gerry Salim of Honda NWN SCK Racing Team at 20’17:347s. Allwin Xavier of GUSTO RACING INDIA made it third at 20’18:552s.



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