Motorsport

Published: Tuesday May 6, 2014 MYT 6:38:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday May 6, 2014 MYT 6:39:50 PM

Zamri: I need time to adapt to new team

Zamri Baba will be satisfied with a top-five finish at the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship at Stadium Sultan Mizan Gong Badak in Terengganu this weekend.

Zamri Baba will be satisfied with a top-five finish at the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship at Stadium Sultan Mizan Gong Badak in Terengganu this weekend.

PETALING JAYA: Mohd Zamri Baba is determined to silence his doubters ahead of Round Three of the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship at Stadium Sultan Mizan Gong Badak in Terengganu this weekend.

The newly-appointed Honda recruit denied claims that he was “under-delivering”, explaining that he needs time to gel with the team.

Riding with Harian Metro Y-TEQ SCK Honda Racing, considered one of the best Cub Prix teams, Zamri pointed out that he is already making good progress. In the previous leg, he finished fourth behind podium winners Ahmad Afif Amran, Ahmad Fazli Sham and Mohd Affendi Rosli.

”It is unrealistic to expect a rider to perform immediately after switching teams.

”This scenario is highly unlikely; it takes time for a rider to adapt to the team, its dynamics, people and the bike.

”In my case, it’s even more complex because I spent the bulk of my career riding with Yamaha,” said Zamri.

“In the end people will always talk so my aim is to just prove them wrong with good results and right now we are heading in that direction.

”So far, I’ve finished the first two rounds 11th (Batu Kawan) and fourth (Muar) and racked up 18 points. At the same point last year, I could only manage 10 points. I am confident by the time we hit the second half of the season, I will be more competitive and consistent.”

This weekend, Zamri will be satisfied with a top-five finish.

”We anticipate Terengganu to be a very tough race given the erratic weather. Nevertheless, I am certain about mounting a challenge at the front, having recovered from my pre-season injuries.”

Tags / Keywords: motorsport, Cub Prix, Zamri Baba, Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship

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