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Wednesday October 2, 2013 MYT 9:20:00 PM
Wednesday October 2, 2013 MYT 10:00:20 PM
by eric samuel
Mohd Zamri Baba (right) is currently 37 points behind the leader in the CP130 standings.
PETALING JAYA: Seasoned campaigner Mohd Zamri Baba’s title hopes in the CP130 category of the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix are fading fast but that won’t stop him from giving it his all in Round Seven in Temerloh this weekend.
The 30-year-old Petronas Yamaha-CKJ lead rider’s title chase was derailed by a malfunctioning CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition), which forced him to retire before the final race in Round Six in Kluang two weeks ago.
Prior to that, Zamri had put up a strong showing in the qualifying session to earn a second row start.
Failing to pick up any points, Zamri dropped from seventh to eighth overall in the CP130 standings with 45 points – 37 points behind championship leader and Harian Metro Y-TEQ SCK Honda Racing’s Norizman Ismail (82pts).
“I am disappointed about what happened in Kluang. We were strong in practice and qualifying ... able to match the pace set by the top guys. Sadly, the CDI malfunctioned at the last minute ... it was a costly error,” said Zamri.
Although the 30-year-old Zamri has vowed to keep battling, he admitted that he faced an uphill battle to overhaul the frontrunners with only three rounds remaining after Temerloh.
“I don’t blame anyone for what happened in the previous round but we can’t afford to make such mistakes again. We have to stay focused for the remaining rounds this season, starting with Temerloh,” he said.
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