SEPANG: Luck was on Ahmad Fazrul Sham's side again as he bagged his second victory of the season in the third leg of the Petronas Sprinta AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championships at the North Track of the circuit here yesterday.
The Shell Advance Harian Metro Maju Motor was fortunate to win the experts' race as Rosnizam Mohd Noor, Mohd Suhadi Ali Rahmat and Mohd Zanardi Azahar, who were all in front, crashed in the fourth lap.
The 21-year old Fazrul took over the lead and finshed the 10-lap race in 13:28.008. Petronas Sprinta Ah Hong's riders Zulhelmi Ahmad and Ahmad Azhar Hamid finished second and third place respectively in 13:29.330 and 13:29.823.
Fazrul was also lucky to win the previous leg in Kuantan last month after leader Ahmad Fuad Baharudin was forced to retire because of mechanical problem.
“I am really glad that everything turned out well for me this weekend. I hope the next race at my home ground in Taiping will be another fruitful one for me,” he said.
Fazrul leads the standings on 63 points ahead of Zulhelmi (40) and Norizman of Team MOS Century KMR SCK (38).
The next leg of the championship in Taiping is scheduled for June 4.
Experts: 1. Ahmad Fazrul Sham (Shell Advance Harian Metro Maju Motor) 13:28.008, 2. Zulhelmi Ahmad (Petronas Sprinta Ah Hong) 13:29.330, 3. Ahmad Azhar Hamid (Petronas Sprinta Ah Hong) 13:29.829, 4. Mohd Syahnas Shahidan (Petronas Sprinta Raceline) 13:29.829.
Wira: 1. Md Emir Firdaus Hassan (Motul YY Pang) 12:27.478, 2. Ridwan Bakri (MOS Century KMR SCK) 12:27.779, 3. Mohd Adli Salihin (Momos Racing) 12:28.118, 4. Mohd Efaq Firdaus (SKF Enduro BMS) 12:44.231.
Novices: 1. Mohd Zamri Baba (Petronas Sprinta Ah Hong) 12:11.076, 2. Mohd Rafie Mohd Naser (Motul YY Pang 12:11.080, 3. Mohd Edzuan Abd Ghani (UTM Racing) 12:11.085, 4. Mahadhir Raduan 12:11.464.
Experts: 1. Ahmad Fazrul Sham (Shell Advance Harian Metro Maju Motor) 63, 2. Zulhelmi Ahmad (Petronas Sprinta Ah Hong) 40, 3. Norizman Ismail (MOS Century KMR SCK) 38, 4. Mohd Suhadi Ali Rahmat (Shell Advance Harian Metro Maju Motor) 38.
Wira: 1. Ridwan Bakri (MOS Century KMR SCK) 70, 2. Md Emir Firdaus Hassan (Motul YY Pang) 65, 3. Mohd Afiq Azahar (UTM Racing) 35, 4. Mohd Adli Salihin (MOMOS Racing Team) 30.
Novices: 1. Mohd Zamri Baba (Petronas Sprinta Ah Hong) 75, 2. Mohd Rafie Mohd Naser (Motul YY Pang) 49, 3. Mohd Iskandar Raduan (Petronas Sprinta Raceline) 41, 4. Elly Idzlianizar (Shell Advance KF) 37.