Muzakkir expects sweeter end to race at Sugo after troubled start

PETALING JAYA: Mohd Muzakkir Mohd (pic) of ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team has not had the best of starts at the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship but believes third time’s the charm.

Muzakkir missed the season opener at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand (March 25-27) as he was down with Covid-19.

In Round 2 at the Sepang International Circuit on May 27-29, Muzakkir struggled with his new machine and failed to make an impression.

The Honda CBR250RR rider placed eighth after Race 1 and 10th in Race 2.

“It was a struggle with the bike, especially since it was new,” said Muzakkir.

“We also lacked pertinent information in terms of data and were limited by the options on racing parts.

“However, there are definitely some positives as I now know how to improve my riding techniques.

“I am also more confident for the next race. I believe we are on the right track.”

He has been ramping up for Round 3 and aims to finish on the podium at the Sugo International Racing Course in Japan from Aug 12-14.

“I have been preparing a lot for this round,” said Muzakkir. “I understand that the circuit is quite a technical one hence fitness training is central to an enhanced performance.

“I am logging in the hours to ensure that I am prepared in every aspect. The goal is always the same ... to taste success.”

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