PETALING JAYA: Harian Metro SCK Honda Racing team dominated the CP130 category with a sweep of the top four positions in the fifth round of the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championships in Teluk Intan yesterday.
Defending champion Norizman Ismail, who started the race from pole position, shrugged off challenges from team-mates Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman and Mohd Fitri Ashraf Razali to cross the finish line in 13:36.764. Azlan was second in 13:36.844 followed by Fitri in 14:37.144.
Adding to their sweet victory, birthday boy Mohd Affendi Rosli, who turned 27 yesterday, took fourth place in 14:40.006.
The last team to achieve a top three finish were Yamaha Maju Motor Racing’s Ahmad Fazli Sham, Ahmad Fazrul Sham and Mohd Faiz Nawawi in 2008.
An elated Norizman dedicated the success to team manager Soong Chee Kieong, the crew while Affendi said the win had given him a chance of defending his title.
Norizman is now fourth in the overall standings with 61 points. Azlan leads with 80 points followed by Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi (Pachie Yuzy Honda Racing) 70 and Ahmad Fuad Baharudin (Faito Motobert Racing) 62.
Meanwhile, Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa won the CP115 race. The Pachie Yuzy Honda Racing rider completed the 12-lap in 11:56.336.