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by shamshul fitri
Zaqhwan Zaidi: 'I just want to focus on getting to know the bike and how it reacts.'
SEPANG: When Zaqhwan Zaidi takes to the tracks on Friday for the practice session, all the 17-year-old wants is to focus on getting acquainted with the bike.
Zaqhwan was handed a golden opportunity to race as a replacement for Randy Krummenacher in the Technomag-Carxpert team. The only problem is Zaqhwan, who also races in the Asian Road Racing Championships (ARRC) througout the year, has never ridden a Suter Moto2 machine before.
”It would be a tough ask to set a target in such circumstances where everything is new to me. As quickly as possible, I just want to focus on getting to know the bike and how it reacts.
“I know this is a golden opportunity for me to grab some attention but at the same time there is nothing much I can do,” he said.
Former GP rider Shahrol Yuzy, who is his mentor, said Zaqhwan could land himself in a pleasant position with the team next year if he manages to clock a decent qualifying time on Saturday.
“For sure the team will look at his qualifying time. Randy usually qualifies between one to two seconds behind the pole position.
”If Zaqhwan can get into 1.5 seconds behind the pole position, there’s a chance that the team will take him in for a serious proposition next year,” said Yuzy.
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