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Thursday, April 28, 2011


Rivalry deepens in the Underbone 115cc as riders take center-stage to welcome the 2011 PETRONAS Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) opening leg at the Sepang International Circuit this 29th April to 1st May.

This year the Underbone 115cc class once again will enjoy a strong rider presence from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The current provisional entry list released by Championship promoter, Two Wheels Motor Racing Sdn Bhd (TWMR) shows the opening leg this weekend will see a total of 29 riders both take up the grid.

Looking forward to defending the Underbone 115cc title would be Indonesian rider, Hadi Wijaya. Considered a veteran on the national front, 32 years old Hadi made a clear statement he is indeed the king of underbone following his success bagging six podium finishes despite the fact 2010 was his maiden year in the Championship.

Also eyeing the throne would be compatriot Denny Triyugo. Having joined the Championship in 2009, Denny left an impact concluding the season second in his freshmen year and in 2010, he missed the title again by a margin of 10 points (second). Fuelled with determination, the aspiring rider returns mature and stronger.

Meanwhile, Rafid Topan Sucipto proved that age is no barrier when it comes to racing and he will continue to do so this season. The 16 years old put on a good show shaking the top runners to finish third overall while Hokky Krisdianto, M.Reza Fahlevi and Fitriansyah Kete complete the top six positions respectively. However, the three riders will not be competing this year.

Best Malaysian rider was Mohd Rozaiman Mohd Said. The 22 years old first joined the Championship in 2009 but had to forfeit the season mid-way following a major crash in Indonesia which left him with a broken leg. He made a comeback last season and showed he has what it takes to compete against Asia's best Underbone 115cc riders to come in seventh overall.

The only other Malaysian rider among the top ten was debutant, Mohd Ramdan Mohd Rosli. By far the youngest in this class at 15 years old, Ramdan looks forward to stepping up his game.

Meanwhile Thai rider, Prawat Yannawut and Gilang Pranata Sukma from Indonesia completes the top 10 eighth and 10th respectively.

The 2010 season will also see some new faces. For the first time, there will be a Philippine representative on the grid, John Lery F Enriquez followed by two Malaysian hopefuls, Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi and Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa. Others include Indonesians Gupito Kresna, Owie Nurhuda, M.Nurgianto and Kannasoot Sitthisena from Thailand.

Former SuperSports 600cc riders, Harlan Fadhillah and Sudarmono will also be racing in this category. Full provisional entry list below:
2011 PETRONAS ARRC Underbone 115cc Provisional Entry List
Gilang Pranata Sukma 10 INA Yamaha CKJ TJM RacingYamaha 
2Hadi Wijaya 12 INA Kawasaki Manual Tech Kawasaki
3Mohd Ramdan Mohd Rosli18MASPETRONAS Syntium Moto Yamaha AHMYamaha 
4Norizman Ismail 19MASHarian Metro TEQ SCK Honda Racing Honda 
5John Lery F Enriquez 21 PHI Team Suzuki Philippines Suzuki 
6Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi 22 MASPachie Yuzy Honda Racing Honda 
7Muhd Hafizul Hamid 25 MASAAP Mazoil Faito Honda Racing Honda 
8M.Nurgianto 26 INA Connection Racing Yamaha 
9Harlan Fadhillah 27 INA Honda Banten FDR KYT Honda 
10Mohd Adib Rosley 28 MASMotul Yamaha YY Pang Racing Yamaha 
11Zulsyafiz Rosli 31 MASTeam MOS Malaysia Racing Yamaha 
12H.A Yudhistira 33 INA Honda Banten FDR KYT Honda 
13Mohd Affendi Rosli 36 MASHarian Metro TEQ SCK Honda Racing Honda 
14Mohd Rozaiman Md Said 38 MASMotul Yamaha YY Pang RacingYamaha 
15Zaidy Md Zaifaizal 48 MASMotul Yamaha YY Pang Racing Yamaha 
16Rafid Topan Sucipto 50 INA Yamaha CKJ TJM RacingYamaha 
17Mohd Afif Amran 51 MASYamaha CKJ TJM Racing Yamaha 
18Mohd Haiekal Akmal Zakaria 52 MASYamaha CKJ TJM Racing Yamaha 
19Sudarmono 54 INA Yamaha Yamalube FDR KYT Yamaha 
20Gupito Kresna 55 INA Kawasaki Manual Tech Kawasaki
21Owie Nurhuda 56 INA Connection Racing Yamaha 
22Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa 77 MASPachie yuzy Honda Racing Honda 
23Kannasoot Sitthisena 85 THA Yamaha Thailand Racing Team Yamaha 
24Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin 88 MASPETRONAS Syntium Moto Yamaha Raceline Yamaha 
25Sasitharen Sukumaran 91 MASM-Seki Liberty Honda Racing Honda 
26Prawat Yannawut 95 THA Yamaha Thailand Racing Team Yamaha 
27Denny Triyugo 96 INA Yamaha Yamalube FDR KYT Yamaha 
28Elyy Idzlianizar Ilias 98 MASGlobal Bike Rock Oil Racing Yamaha 
29Shahril Izzuwan Mohd Noor 99 MASPETRONAS Syntium Moto Yamaha AHMYamaha
Issued by Global PR Sdn Bhd
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