Hafizh Powers to Sixth in Argentina

Hafizh Syahrin powered to sixth in the Argentina Grand Prix

Kuala Lumpur – PETRONAS Talent Development rider, Hafizh Syahrin pulled off an encouraging performance to wrap up the hyper-competitive Moto2 race in sixth place at the Argentina Grand Prix on Sunday. Starting from 12th (fourth row) on the grid, Hafizh spent most parts of the 20-lap race battling with experienced Dominique Aegerter for fifth before the Swiss rider got the better of the Malaysian by the tiniest of margins.

Hafizh rounded off the race in 41’15.290s, just 0.1 seconds adrift Aegerter while defending Moto2 World Champion, Johann Zarco romped to victory with 40’57.806s ahead of poleman, Sam Lowes and Jonas Folger. Hafizh and the team will carry the momentum to next weekend’s race in Austin optimistic of grabbing even stronger results. The PETRONAS Raceline Malaysia rider is currently placed fourth overall in the Moto2 World Championship standings with 23 points.

Hafizh Syahrin is currently placed fourth in the Moto2 World Championship Standings

Hafizh Syahrin, PETRONAS Raceline Malaysia Moto2 rider I am a bit disappointed not to finish the race fifth. I had the pace and I know I could do it but I miscalculated the laps and thought that there was another lap to go. I will ensure that I will do better in the next race. Thank you everyone!

Barry Leong, PETRONAS Raceline Malaysia team manager Great ride by Hafizh. He is definitely a contender this year. I am happy to see that we are consistently putting up good lap times thanks to everyone’s hard work. The bike was great throughout the weekend and we can see improvements in every session. The focus now is to improve on Hafizh’s qualifying form and have a better grid position which is crucial to get good results.

Hafiz Syahrin di Jerez

Permulaan baik Hafizh Syahrin dalam Kejuaraan Motosikal CEV Buckler

(Hafiz no.55) Image Credited to CEVBUCKLER.COM

Lebih 11,000 penonton menyaksikan permulaan Kejohanan CEV  dalam keadaan cuaca yang tidak dapat diduga. Pilihan tayar yang basah atau kering perlu dipastikan untuk membutirkan mata pemarkahan atau tidak.

Dengan situasi yang bertambah buruk dalam perlumbaan Moto2, litar yang kering bertukar menjadi sangat basah,memberi tekanan kepada semua pasukan dan pelumba. Kebanyakan pelumba telah dilengkapi dengan tayar slicks, sekiranya tersalah perhitungan ia akan menyebabkan masalah besar buat penunggang. Pusingan ke empat menyaksikan kemunculan bendera merah selepas kejadian pada selekoh menuju garisan penamat dan ia memaksa satu permulaan semula diadakan.

Sejurus selepas permulaan semula, hujan lebat di Jerez berterusan untuk menguji keupayaan para pelumba. Walaupun perlumbaan telah diisytiharkan basah sebelum dimulakan, kebanyakan pasukan memilih untuk menggunakan tayar slicks. Mereka yang memutuskan untuk menggunakan tayar slicks terpaksa bergegas masuk ke pit untuk menukar tayar.

Pelumba Petronas Raceline Malaysia, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah telah mula mempamerkan aksi garang apabila sesekali mencabar kedudukan teratas dan akhirnya terpaksa akur untuk menghuni tangga kelima dan dengan ini mendapatkan 11 mata buat kejohanan ini. Paling manis apabila Hafizh telah berjaya mencatat masa terpantas sepusingan dengan catatan 1:57:697.

Image credited to PETMOS

Dalam temubual ringkas secara “Online” bersama Malaysian Riders, Hafiz berkata “Saya bersyukur Alhamdulillah..  saya pun tidak jangka dapat melakukan catatan masa yang bagus dalam sesi ujian masa(1:56:757)… Keadaan hujan memang kegemaran saya untuk berlumba… Dan pada perlumbaan seterusnya di Navarra nanti saya akan cuba buat yang sama seperti di Jerez“.

 Pusingan kedua akan berlangsung di Litar Navarra pada 22 April 2012. Kami dari Malaysian Riders mengucapkan selamat maju jaya buat Hafiz untuk perlumbaan seterusnya.

Disediakan oleh: Rizman

Test for Racers

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Saturday, we all need to relax and chill whether it’s outside hanging out with your buddies or just stay at home chilling by yourself or with families. Well anyway, let’s just take a look again at the title. Test for racers? What test are we talking about here? Is it a pre-season test? which is not very unusual for this time of year where most competition are just about to start.

But no, we are not talking about that kind of test. We want to highlight on something else, something ordinary for someone like us but this time it’s for professional racers out there. On a recent update from our motorcycle news counterparts based in Europe (MCN, Visordown), they have a one specific and similar news update where “Danny Kent passes CBT”. What is CBT, let’s just say it is like driving or riding test by JPJ in Malaysia for the “P” license. Only that, CBT limits it’s holder to use up to 125cc bikes for 17 years old and above.

image credited to visor down

So why the interest in the subject for Malaysian Riders today? Nothing, like what was stated in the previous paragraph. Let’s just chill out and same for us, we too need some time to chill in our news updates (excuse). Some of you might think, “Ok.. so what.. it’s just a license test”. Well yeah it is just a test, but test for professional racers is quite an interesting topic.By default a racer is should be very good on the track but when it comes to the real world,  will he or she still be good?

It is kinda funny if there is a case of a professional racer fail a license test, is there any case like this? We don’t know for sure but the world is filled with possibilities. Have you ever wonder how did the great Mick Doohan did in his license test. Was he nervous? Did he pass with flying colours? It sure is funny if Michael Schumacher the world champion of Formula 1 failed his driving test.

So what about our local talents like Zulfahmi or Hafiz Syahrin? How did they do on their test, well if you want to know maybe we can try to ask them ourselves. Alright, nothing much left to say just want to wish everyone a happy weekend and to all riders be sure to stay tune with us for more updates and let’s all ride safely.