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Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah: 'I will continue to give my best performance in the Valencia wildcard ride next week. I want it to be my best wildcard ride this year.'
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah will be making his final bow in this year’s World Motorcycle Grand Prix season at the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix in Spain from Nov 8-10.
The race is the last of a string of wildcard entries awarded to the 19-year-old, who also raced in Le Mans (France), Catalunya (Spain) and Sepang on wildcard tickets.
Hafizh qualified 25th in France and finished 22nd. In Catalunya, he qualified 27th and finished 18th. Two weeks ago, in Sepang, he finished just off the points in 16th place.
Now, every step brings him closer to the ultimate objective of racing in the world series.
And Hafizh aims to end the season with a bang.
“For now, I just want to focus on finishing the Spanish Championship season in the best overall position I can,” said Hafizh.
“I will continue to give my best performance in the Valencia wildcard ride next week. I want it to be my best wildcard ride this year.”
The Selangor-born rider, who races for Petronas Raceline Malaysia, has been on a planned development path over the last six years.
Beginning with his first title in the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship, Hafizh has been carefully guided under the watchful eye of team principal Barry Leong.
This year, Hafizh’s preparations stepped into high gear and it saw him challenging for the Spanish National Championship title as well as special test rides in MotoGP circuits around the world, including the four MotoGP Moto2 wildcards.
Given his impressive performance at the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix this month, Hafizh’s full-season ride has attracted a lot of positive talk.
With Petronas’ steadfast commitment towards Hafizh’s burgeoning career, Malaysia may well see the young rider in the world championship next year.
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