Azlan benefits from West’s disqualification to bag Race 2


PETALING JAYA: The Chang International Circuit is fast proving to be Malaysian Azlan Shah Kama­ruzaman’s lucky track after he chalked up his second victory in the Supersports 600cc category of the Asian Road Racing Championships (ARRC) this year.

The Manual Tech KYT Kawasaki Racing Team rider finished second in Race 2 in 30:00.702 – behind Akeno Speed WJR Racing’s Anthony West – yesterday.

But West was later disqualified from both Race 1 and Race 2 due to technical infringement.

Yamaha Thailand Racing’s Decha Kraisart, who clocked 30:01.825, went from third to second while Musashi Boon Siew Honda Racing’s Zaqhwan Zaidi (30:03.201) ended up third.

“It was a crazy race from start to finish. I gave it everything I had but, in the end, we were still heading for a photo-finish,” said Azlan, who had romped to the top of the podium in Race 1 on Friday after race leader Decha took a tumble midway in the race.

“It was a hot day and everyone was working hard to maintain their positions and control tyre wear. Anthony (West) was very fast while Decha and I were slower.

“I had to work harder towards the end of the race to maintain my position. I’m happy to get the win today.”

Round 3 of the 2017 ARRC will take place at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan on June 3-4.

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