PETALING JAYA: Mohd Muzakkir Mohamed was clearly in his element when he topped the CP150 timesheets as the motorsport action returned with the Petronas Malaysian Cub Prix Championship after a five-month hiatus.
Muzakkir from team ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team showed his mastery at the Sepang North Track by clocking 1:17.271 to take the provisional pole ahead of the CP150 race today.
Round 3 and 4 are taking place under stricter SOPs in a bubble system for the riders, teams and race officials.
However, the pandemic restrictions did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm and fighting spirit among the teams as the first day of action saw 14 riders within a second of each other in the CP150 premier class.
“It’s been a good day’s work for our team. I’m really happy with what we have achieved so far,” said Muzakkir.
“I’m excited too that my new teammate Mohd Akid Aziz has begun to get into competitive form as he topped the two free practice sessions earlier.
“With Akid in form, we will be able to use team strategies that had been employed by the others in the past.”
Equally as impressive was the Yamaha GENBLU AHM Motorsport trio of Ahmad Fazrul Sham, Mohd Iqbal Amri Abdul Malek and Mohd Khairul Ikhwan Ajis.
Fazrul claimed the second fastest time of the day with 1:17.285 while his two younger teammates finished fourth and fifth fastest respectively.
Honda Yuzy Idemitsu Team’s Azroy Hakeem Anuar was third fastest with 1:17.335.
Championship leader Nazirul Izzat Bahauddin and Kasma Daniel Kasmayuddin, both from Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Maju Motor, missed out on the top 10 for SuperPole after logging in 14th and 15th fastest.
CP150: 1. Mohd Muzakkir Mohamed (ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team) 1:17.271, 2. Ahmad Fazrul Sham (Yamaha GENBLU AHM Motorsport) 1:17.285, 3. Azroy Hakeem Anuar (Honda Yuzy Idemitsu Team) 1:17.335.
CP125: 1. Mohd Hafiza Rofa (ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team) 1:22.229, 2. Mohd Fareez Afeez (Ipone Yamaha YY Pang Racing Team) 1:22.892, 3. Mohd Syafiq Rosli (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Maju Motor) 1:23.050.