Race 1, Round 2 of the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK) went on at Sepang International Circuit today. Shahrol Syazras of Malaysia clocked in fastest in the Honda CBR250RR Challenge Cup.

During the qualifying session this morning, Shahrol Syazras scored the fastest with his best lap time at 2’31:232s. Nguyen Duch Thanh marked second fastest with his best at 2’32:566s followed by Firdaus Hamdan with his best lap time at 2’33:109s.

Duch Thanh took the lead when the race began with Shahrol trailing him at P2 and Huu Tri at P3. By mid-race, Shahrol overtook Duch Thanh. While the riders were equally competitive, the battle was evident between Duch Thanh and Shahrol. Meanwhile, Vietnamese riders Huu Tri, Anh Phu and Malaysian, Darwisy managed their pace throughout the race.

For a first-timer, Shahrol seemed confident and in-control of the race. He went on to defend his position although Duch Thanh pressured him from the back. The race concluded with Shahrol clocking in fastest at 22’05:695s.

Commenting on the race, Shahrol said, “Everything went well although the ride today was a little tricky due to the circuit condition. There were some parts that were still wet and some were dry. The riders, to me, were equally competitive with some of them having their own strengths. I tried to stay on par with them so that I am not left out. The machine condition has been great. For tomorrow, I am not aiming for too high but my target would be to complete the race and be among the top positions.”

Second fastest went to Nguyen Duch Thant of Vietnam, clocking in at 22’06:004s.

Vietnamese Nguyen Huu Tri took third fastest at 22’36:777.


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