The long weekend came to a close for the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK) with its final race, Race 3 at the Sepang International Circuit.

Muhd Zaqhwan Zaidi of BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM celebrated victory with his win in the MSBK1000 A Class in Race 3.

Following his win in Race 2, Zaqhwan seemed confident as he took strides with Kasma once again in a chase. While Kasma flexed his muscles to supersede Zaqhwan who was at the lead position in the beginning of the race, Zaqhwan’s extensive experience gave him the advantage to dominate the battlespace once again from lap three onwards.

By mid-race, Kasma was left behind by a few seconds as Zaqhwan kept his composure ahead. Kasma clearly had his strength on the sharp turns while Zaqhwan had his power on the straight front. It was a fierce battle between the dynamic duo which became more apparent towards the last few laps.

Kasma began working on his strengths and bypassed Zaqhwan a number of times but the latter was smart to make a quick recovery. The duo became entangled as they switched between slingshots and by the last turn, Zaqhwan’s prowess was unveiled when he slid ahead of Kasma before taking off at a blistering speed.

Zaqhwan claimed victory when he clocked in at 21’29:588s.

Commenting on the race, Zaqhwan said, “It was an extremely exciting race today. In the very first lap itself, I had a good fight with Kasma but he was good from the start. I tried to overtake him, controlled my pace and managed to stay ahead. But mid-race, I found that the track was a little
slippery. I slowed down a little to cool it but I didn’t expect Kasma to be so close behind me.”

“Till the end, he put on a good show and so I pushed myself further. If possible, I wanted to take the win and I did it when I had a good last turn. I am thankful to my team members who have worked hard for this weekend. MSBK is the platform of motivation for me to do better in Asia.”

Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin of YAMAHA GEN BLU RACING TEAM ASEAN takes the second spot with 21’29:738s.

Azroy Hakeem Anuar of BOON SIEW HONDA RACING TEAM took third when he logged in at 21’30:157s.


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