Hafizh in talks with two teams to save career

Hafizh: ‘If everything falls into place, I will continue riding for Aspar. Otherwise, I will find another team.’

KUALA LUMPUR: Aspar Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah has confirmed that he is in preliminary discussions with two teams to ensure that he will continue to compete in the world championship next season.

Hafizh, however, did not reveal the names of the teams.

“For now, I’m focused on giving my best for my current team (Aspar).

“If everything falls into place, I will continue riding for them. Otherwise, I will find another team,” he said yesterday.

The 26-year-old also stressed that he was committed to doing his best in the four remaining rounds before considering on his future.

The four remaining races are the Teruel GP at the Aragon Circuit in Spain on Oct 25; European GP (Nov 8), Valencia GP (Nov 15) and the Portuguese GP (Nov 22).

“I’m not thinking of anything else other than doing my best in the next four races and I want to thank everyone who have been supporting me. God willing, I will give my very best,” said the Selangor-born rider.

Aspar recently confirmed that their Moto3 rider Spaniard Albert Arenas will be riding for them next season and that has put a question mark on Hafizh’s future with them.

Arenas, who is set to team up with compatriot Aron Canet, leads the Moto3 championships standings with 144 points while Canet is in 11th spot in the Moto2 standings with 61 points from 11 rounds so far.

Meanwhile, the team principal of Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team, Datuk Razlan Razali, has confirmed that he had passed on information regarding Hafizh to several teams.

“I was never involved in the discussions between Hafizh and several other teams as he already has a manager. I am not sure which teams he is in contact with, but I did introduce him to some,” Razlan explained.

Hafizh is in 21st spot out of 35 riders with 18 points after 11 rounds.

His best achievement this season was a sixth-placed finish in the Spanish GP in July. — Bernama

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