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by shamshul fitri
17-year old Mohd Hafiza Rofa, who won the Malaysian Cub Prix championship WIRA class this year, has joined Husni Aizat Abdul Malik to race for SIC Touchline Ajo in next year's Spanish Championship.
PETALING JAYA: A new beginning awaits Moto3 rider Mohd Hafiza Rofa when he competes in the Spanish National Championships, which begins at the Jerez circuit on April 6.
Starting from racing in one-make bike competition in the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championships in 2010, Hafiza has shown tremendous progress up to now.
When he moved up to the Wira class in 2011, he made a strong impression with a second overall finish. In 2012, a change from the Yamaha bike to Honda disrupted his progress and he finished fifth overall.
In the recently-concluded 10-round Cub Prix season, Hafiza finally lifted the Wira crown.
“Making the move from racing in the local scene to another level is really exciting. I’m just so proud to be chosen to race in Spain,” said the 17-year-old.
Hafiza not only made his mark in the Cub Prix scene this season. In the five-round Ninja 250R Cup organised by the Sepang International Circuit (SIC), Hafiza emerged as the overall winner.
In the Spanish Championships. Hafiza will ride for the SIC Touchline Ajo team alongside 19-year-old Husni Aizat Abdul Malik.
Husni competed in the championships last season.
“As much as I’m excited to be in the Spanish Championships next year, there’s a lot for me to learn from language to race craft.
“After the Cub Prix season ended on Dec 9, I started brushing up my English to improve communication with the mechanics in the team.
“It will be a daunting season for me as everything will be new. Luckily, I have Husni to guide me,” said the Dungun-born rider.
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