PETALING JAYA: Former CP115 champion rider Mohd Ramdan Rosli has been given a lifeline to revive his career in Round 4 of the 2017 Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship in Teluk Intan, Perak.
Team Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Maju Motor have offered Ramdan a one-round deal as they seek to fill the vacancy left by Kasma Daniel Kasmayuddin, who will race in the Spanish Championship (CEV).
Ramdan has been missing from the national motorcycle racing scene for the past few seasons as he focused on his training in the CEV. But, after losing his ride early this season, he has struggled to get his career back on track.
“We’ve offered the spot to Ramdan because we felt that he was the right man for the job. But we know that he has not raced in an underbone bike for several years.
“He will have difficulties adjusting, so we have not set any specific targets for him,” said Maju Motor team principal Yong Ying Hoe.
“For now, it’s still a one-round replacement deal. But if Ramdan performs well, then we may offer him a permanent spot in our CP150 line-up.”
The 21-year-old Ramdan has a strong track record in the Malaysian Cub Prix scene, having emerged as the youngest CP115 champion in 2010 and drafted into the Petronas Talent Development Programme to race in the Moto2 class of the CEV from 2014 to 2016.
He had also made several wildcard appearances in the MotoGP.