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Monday June 3, 2013

Amirul makes clean sweep of MGP3 races

<b>Clean sweep:</b> Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (centre) won Race 2 of the MGP3 class in the Malaysian Super Series (MSS) at Sepang International Circuit. Together
with him are Mohd Zamri Baba (left) and Fakhrusy Syakirin Rostam, who were second and third respectively. Clean sweep: Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (centre) won Race 2 of the MGP3 class in the Malaysian Super Series (MSS) at Sepang International Circuit. Together with him are Mohd Zamri Baba (left) and Fakhrusy Syakirin Rostam, who were second and third respectively.

PETALING JAYA: Seventeen-year-old Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin made a clean sweep of the three MGP3 races in the second round of the Malaysian Super Series (MSS) after the disqualification of Race One winner Muhammad Hafiza Rofa.

Warner Pump Raceline’s Hafiza claimed the chequered flag on Saturday, leaving Amirul in second place. But race stewards ruled that his Honda NSF250F bike was underweight.

Amirul, who rides for Project MU Thunderasia, was promoted to Race One winner while Fakhrusy Syakirin Rostam (Dann Motorsport) moved up to second. Mohd Zamri Baba (MBM Motorsports) was promoted to third.

Yesterday, Amirul proved that he was a worthy winner by romping to victory in both Race Two and Race Three of the category introduced in the MSS with the same regulation as the Moto3 World Championships.

“I’m happy with the win but I have to work harder to improve myself,” said Amirul.

“There’s plenty more for me to do and I’ll work hard to get faster lap times and improve my skills.”

As for Zamri, “it was an eye-opener to see youngsters winning races and beating seasoned riders like myself along the way”.

“I’m very proud to see them performing well. I hope they will continue to work hard and improve themselves,” said the 28-year-old.

Meanwhile, Hafiza made up for his disappointment of finishing second in Race One of the SIC Ninja 250 Cup on Saturday by winning Race Two yesterday.

Race One winner Muhammad Shafiq Rasol was second yesterday. Muhammad Fairuz Nasir completed the podium in third place.

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