He will participate in the national Petronas AAM Malaysia Cub Prix in the 150cc category
In between the Cub Prix rounds, he will head to Spain to take part in the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship on board a 250cc Moto3 bike.
2017 will be an extra busy year for one Kasma Daniel Kasmayuddin who will be competing in the national Petronas AAM Malaysia Cub Prix championship AND the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship in Spain. The 17 year old hometown hero will be defending his championship title in the brand new premier category in the Cub Prix championship this year known as the CP150 or SuperCub 150.
Kasma Daniel will be piloting the Yamaha Y15ZR with the Petronas Yamaha Maju Motor outfit in the fight for glory against others in the upgraded premier class. For the past few years, the young rider has had major success in the Petronas AAM Malaysia Cub Prix especially last year when he was crowned as champion in the CP130 category.
This year, that job will be made much more difficult with him competing in the next stage of racing that is the FIM CEV Repsol Junior World Championship Moto3 category. The championship will run its course in Spain for eight rounds in total starting at the end of April until the middle of November of 2017. At this stepping stone into the world stage, Kasma together with the Petronas Sprinta Racing team will be racing with Moto3 250cc machinery. The first round of the FIM CEV Repsol Junior Moto3 will be on 30 April 2017 at the Circuito de Albacete.
For your information, our other national riders in the Moto3 and Moto2 category racing in the highest level of track racing that is MotoGP, Khairul Idham Pawi and Hafizh Syahrin, have raced in the FIM CEV Repsol Championship before heading over to MotoGP. The championship is seen as the next vital stepping stone into international waters as a test on whether riders are good enough to be absorbed into the big leagues.
Those of you may have heard about Kasma Daniel in the racing scene as the boy who went to the famous Rossi’s Ranch in the Doctor’s hometown of Tavullia, Spain. Chosen and sponsored by Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., he went to train at the VR46 Riders Academy organized by Rossi and other talented riders and coaches not just once but TWICE. Most riders can only dream to ride at what’s considered to be the place to train with racing gods.
The 2016 CP130 Cub Prix Champion will be heading for battle this weekend as the first round of the Petronas AAM Malaysia Cub Prix rolls into Temerloh, Pahang from 3 March 2017 until 5 March 2017. The 17 year old will go all out once again to not just dominate the races but to be crowned as the first 150cc champion ever with the introduction of the new and improved race category.
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