KUALA LUMPUR – Petronas Yamaha CKJ rider, Mohd Fitri Ashraff Razali claimed his maiden win at Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix’s round eight in the CP130 category at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) circuit, Serdang here yesterday.
Starting from 11th position on the grid, the 21-year-old had fought his way through the field before completing the 18-lap race in a time of 14 minutes 50.469 seconds.
Coming in second place was Mohd Hafiz Nor Azman ahead of teammate Mohd Rozaiman Mohd Said, both recording their maiden podium finishes this season with a time of 14:50.931s and 14:54.79s respectively.
Mohd Fitri said he was really motivated to claim his first victory in the CP130 category today and was looking forward to the next race in Jempol, Negeri Sembilan from October 31 to November 1.
“After experiencing a difficult start to the weekend with bike problems and limited track time, I knew I had a lot of ground to make up for in the race. But I had a great start and gained several positions going into the first corner.
“I spent the first few laps observing the rest of the field and took advantage of every opportunity to overtake those in front of me. Throughout the season so far, I had several opportunities to finish on the podium but it was not to be then,” he said in a statement here Sunday.
Despite finishing in eighth place, Ahmad Fazrul Sham (Yamalube AHM) still leads the championship with 103 points, 24 points clear of Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Petronas Yamaha Maju Motor) in second overall with 79 points.