GEORGE TOWN: Norizman Ismail took full advantage of the chance that came his way to clinch victory in the third round of the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix championships in Batu Kawan yesterday.
In the CP130 competition, which saw favourites Ahmad Fazli Sham and Zamri Baba crashing, the 25-year-old Norizman took the chequered flag in 14:06.779. The Harian Metro SCK Honda Racing Honda rider finished the 15-lap race a clear two seconds faster than Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah of Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Racing and Elly Idzlianizar Ilias of the Shell Advance Yamaha Maju Motor.
“I must admit that I was lucky to win here. I did not really enjoyed the best of starts. But Ahmad Fazli crashed at the first corner and Zamri fell in the next lap. I took advantage of the situation,” said Norizman, who immediately enjoyed a clear field ahead of him and never looked back.
In the CP115 category, Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Ah Hong Motors’ Mohd Ramdan Rosli came out tops. He clocked 11:22.174 to finish ahead of Mohd Iskandar Raduan and Mohd Rozaiman Said.
Motul Yamaha YY Pang’s Mohd Adib Rosley won the 10-lap Wira category race in 9:45.422 and Ahmad Afif Amran and Mohd Syawalludin Zaki settled for second and third places respectively.
CP130 (15 laps): 1. Norizman Ismail (Harian Metro SCK Honda) 14:06.779, 2. Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Racing) 14:08.990, 2. Elly Idzlianizar Ilias (Shell Advance Yamaha Maju Motor) 14:09.097, 4. Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Raceline) 14:11.633, 5. Ahmad Fazli Sham (Shell Advance Yamaha Maju Motor) 14:17.345.
Standings: 1. Ahmad Fazli 56, 2. Ahmad Fuad Baharudin (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Ah Hong Motors) 46, 3. Norizman 44, 4. Hafizh Syahrin 40, 5. Mohd Zamri Baba (Petronas Sprinta Ah Hong Motors) 35.
CP115 (12 laps): 1. Mohd Ramdan Rosli (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Ah Hong Motors) 11:22.174, 2. Mohd Iskandar Raduan (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Raceline) 11:23.409, 3. Mohd Rozaiman Said (Motul Yamaha YY Pang) 11:25.125, 4. Zaidy Md Zaifaizal (Motul Yamaha YY Pang) 11:31.105, 5. Shahril Izzuwan Md Noor (Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Ah Hong Motors) 11:31.346.
Standings: 1. Mohd Iskandar 65, 2. Mohd Ramdan 61, 3. Mohd Rozaiman 42, 4. Shahril Izzuwan 31, 5. Mohd Adli Salihin (Motul Yamaha YY Pang) 28.
Wira (10 laps): 1. Mohd Adib Rosley (Motul Yamaha YY Pang) 9:45.422, 2. Ahmad Afif Amran (Modenas Forty One) 9:52.737, 3. Mohd Syawalludin Zaki (Modenas Forty One) 9:56.809, 4. Zulsyafiz Rosli (MOS Yamaha Racing) 10:03.007, 5. Luqman Shakiemi Hakim (Modenas Forty One) 10:07.419.
Standings: 1. Mohd Syawalludin 49, 2. Mohd Fitri Ashraf Razali (Caviaga Cilik Racing) 41, 3. Mohd Azhar Abd Jalil (Motul Yamaha YY Pang) 41, 4. Amirul Hafiq Azmi (MOS Yamaha Racing) 33, 5. Mohd Adib 25.