Hafizh aims to work harder after bagging three points


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah (pic) did his hopes of earning a Moto2 ride next season a world of good by finishing in the points at the Teruel Grand Prix in Aragon.

The Inde Aspar Team rider earned three more points after finishing 13th in the Moto2 race on Sunday.

Hafizh started the race from 20th on the grid but climbed up by seven positions to fight with the middle group from start to finish.

Hafizh said he has recovered the good feelings he had in previous races.

“It was a good race, in which we were able to maintain a good pace. I gave my best and I found better feelings in the race, ” said Hafizh, who last scored a championship point with a 15th place finish in France earlier this month.

“I think I could have overtaken a few more opponents if I had another lap or two more.

“We are back in the points but we have to keep working hard, ” said Hafizh, who also has a piece of advice to his fans back home.

“I hope all our fans will abide by standard operating procedures from the authorities and stay safe.

“We will do our best so that they can enjoy watching our races from home, ” he said.

Hafizh, who will leave the team at the end of the season, is ranked 20th with 21 points with three races to go.

He is in the midst of talks with two teams with the hope of securing a seat to continue racing in the Moto2 class for next year and his good show at Aragon could not come at a better time.

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