Mazlan confident of another victory at favourite track

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  • Sunday, 06 Jul 2003

TAIPING: Mazlan Khamis will go on his favourite track in his bid to score back-to back victories in the Petronas Sprinta AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship at the Kamunting Raya industrial area here today. 

The Team Shell Winston Maju Motor Yamaha rider had a magnificent run in the third round in Pasir Gudang recently and his first win of the season took him to top of the experts' standings with 51 points – one point more than Shahrun Nizam Tamin of Team Shell KF Yamaha MIG. 

“It is good to lead the standing. I have made it to the top but staying there will be tough,” said Mazlan, who his looking at winning his first-ever national title. 

“ I think it will be a close in Taiping. But the 1.38 km track is one of my favourite circuits. I won here last year and I hope to do it again.  

“My machine is flying and I am confident that I will be able to keep a winning note.” 

His team’s track record in winning titles came under pressure when none of the riders got on the podium until the race in Pasir Gudang. 

Team manager Yong Ying Hoe said: “We breathed a sigh of relief when Mazlan got the chequered flag and Mohamed Faisal Yahya finished third. 

“Our veteran, Chia Tuck Cheong, had to retire early because of mechanical failure but our efforts were not all in vain. 

“Taiping presents another opportunity for our team to do well.  

“The track suits Mazlan’s riding style and winning there again will enhance his chances to land the title.” 

The event today, which also comprise races in the novices and Wira Under-21 categories, will start at 10am with qualifying heats leading up to the final, which will flag off at 1.20pm. 

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