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  • Lewis Cornish memanfaatkan permulaannya dari petak pertama untuk memenangi kedua-dua Moto dalam Pusingan 1 bagi Kejohanan FIM Asia Supermoto 2017.
  • Juara 2015, Trakarn Thangthong, berada di tempat ke-dua keseluruhan.
  • Juara bertahan 2016, Muhd. “Gabit” Habibullah menamatkan Pusingan 1 di tempat ke-empat keseluruhan.


  • Lewis Cornish converted his pole position to win both Motos in Round 1 of the FIM Asia Supermoto 2017 Championship. 

  • Returning 2015 Champ, Trakarn Thangthong finished 2nd overall.

  • Defending 2016 Champ, Muhd. “Gabit” Habibullah ended the day 4th overall.

– Beautiful weather and a  , wonderful circuit welcomed Round 1 of the FIM Asia Supermoto 2017 Championship. The competition saw 17 riders from 13 countries striving for national and personal pride.

The day began with Free Practice, and as expected, the top three spots were dominated by United Kingdom’s Lewis Cornish, returning 2015 Champion, Thailand’s Trakarn Thangthong, and defending 2016 Champion Malaysia’s Muhd. “Gabit” Habibullah, respectively.


Moto 1 started with the sun shining directly above the riders.

Pole sitter Cornish grabbed the holeshot, but was followed tightly by all riders onto straight of the tarmac section, instead being diverted into the off-road section.

Round 1 winner, Lewis Cornish

The tight hairpin turn immediately after the last table top remained as the biggest challenge, serving as an advantage to some riders and vice-versa for others.

With Cornish speeding ahead on an empty circuit, he opened up a two-second gap within a few laps to the pursuing Gabit and Thangthong. That left the latter two to battle between themselves, giving Cornish an even bigger cushion.

The top three remained the same, until five minutes before the end of Moto 1, when Gabit was overtaken by Thangthong. The Thai rider had planned his move at the right moment, giving Gabit no time to regain the second spot.

Gabit (#1) leading Thangthong (#5)

Lewis finsihed Moto 1 in 22:236.002, followed by Thangthong and Gabit in 22:42.962 and 23:14.056, respectively.

Dutchman Marcel Van Drunen, who had fought tooth and nail against Cornish in Qualifying and SuperChrono, was stuck in a fierce battle with another of Malaysia’s ace, Khairi Zakaria throughout the race to finish fourth, with the latter in fifth.

Marcel Van Drunen


Cornish stole the holeshot again at the start and never looked back to win his second Moto of the day, finishing the race comfortably five seconds ahead of Thangthong.

“It was a very technical track. Most of us were using slick tyres to race on the track. With the triple dirt section, it feels more like a motocross track instead. I made multiple mistakes in Moto 1 but reduced it in Moto 2. I believe Trakarn and Gabit made mistakes as well, which gave me an advantage to the race,” said Lewis.

“I was fortunate when Gabit hit on a hole at the third dirt section. That was when I passed him. He grew so much since we last faced off in 2015. I enjoyed riding with all the riders, and hopefully, I can perform better in Indonesia,” said Thangthong.

Trakarn Thangthong

Seemingly making amends to his fourth place finish in Moto 1, Van Drunen fought with Gabit for the final podium spot. The two exchanged places multiple times with high-risk maneuvers in the tighter corners.

The contest ended just two laps from the end of the race, when Gabit ran off the track. It was a brave performance from the Malaysian, however, when the KTM Malaysia factory rider revealed later that he had lost his brakes.

Whereas most riders would have called it quits, Gabit Habibullah soldiered on to finish the race

“My front and rear brakes malfunctioned, and I lost control of my bike. This makes it even harder for me to maintain my pace, especially on this track. I tried my best to ensure the best possible result in this condition,” said Gabit.

Gabit landed the sixth spot in Moto 2, clocking a total time of 24:20.495.

Van Drunen (#17) battling with Gabit (#1)

Malaysia’s Khairi Zakaria attempted to close the gap to the Dutchman, but his efforts were forlorn when he made a mistake at the transition between the road and off-road section. Khairi landed fourth in Moto 2, finishing nearly two seconds behind Marcel with a total time of 23:50.924.

Khairi Zakaria

Japan’s Naoto Takayama performed well in Moto 2, and came home fifth .

“It was a perfect and successful race. We would like to congratulate the Asia Supersports Group, FMSCT, all the partners and all the riders. The opening round of the season was exciting, and everything was in order. The track is probably one of the most challenging tracks in the season’s history, but all safety aspects were taken into consideration,” said Stephan P. Carapiet, FIM Asia Safety Officer.

The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship will commence in Jogjakarta, Indonesia on 7 and 8 October 2017.

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FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is promoted by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, Trade My Superbike and E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; sanctioned by FIM Asia and FMSCT; and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), Malay Mail, Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari and TX Sports.


Moto 1 Race Result:

Pos No. Name National Laps Best Time Total Time
1 8 Lewis Cornish GBR 18 1:11.606 22:36.002
2 5 Trakarn Thangthong THA 18 1:12.526 22:42.962
3 1 Muhd Habibullah MAS 18 1:13.472 23:14.056
4 17 Marcel Van Drunen NED 18 1:15.169 23:31.190
5 32 Khairi Zakaria MAS 18 1:14.316 23:33.763
6 162 Farhan Hendro INA 18 1:17.095 23:55.446
7 300 Naoto Takayama JPN 17 1:16.645 22:37.403
8 12 Kenneth San Andres PHI 17 1:18.520 23:10.666
9 28 Natthapat SuksanWatthana THA 17 1:15.368 23:34.965
10 97 Arten Teslenko RUS 17 1:20.359 23:36.386
11 7 Pedro Wuner INA 16 1:19.964 22:39.942
12 77 Hasroy Osman SGP 16 1:18.960 22:40.996
13 720 Lin Chin Pei TPE 16 1:18.960 22:40.996
14 40 Lee Wei TPE 15 1:22.517 22:43.571
DNF 102 Tsang Wai Kei HKG 13 1:30.587 23:46.389
DNF 27 Sun Tong CHN 12 1:25.996 19:4.087
DNF 101 Takashi Sasaki JPN 7 1:18.032 9:30.062


Moto 2 Race Result:

Pos No. Name National Laps Best Time Total Time
1 8 Lewis Cornish GBR 18 1:12.459 23:00.233
2 5 Trakarn Thangthong THA 18 1:14.494 23:27.317
3 17 Marcel Van Drunen NED 18 1:15.223 23:48.316
4 32 Khairi Zakaria MAS 18 1:16.522 23:50.924
5 300 Naoto Takayama JPN 18 1:17.768 24:07.549
6 1 Muhd Habibullah MAS 18 1:12.741 24:20.495
7 162 Farhan Hendro INA 18 1:18.292 24:26.555
8 12 Kenneth San Andres PHI 17 1:20.493 23:35.442
9 101 Takashi Sasaki JPN 17 1:22.063 23:56.181
10 28 Natthapat Suksanwatthana THA 17 1:18.431 24:03.932
11 7 Pedro Wuner INA 16 1:22.101 23:01.271
12 77 Hasroy Osman SGP 16 1:22.921 23:03.908
13 720 Lin Chin Pei TPE 15 1:25.411 23:32.197
14 27 Sun Tong CHN 15 1:29.510 24:09.029
DNF 102 Tsang Wai Kei HKG 13 1:32.737 23:45.547
DNF 97 Artem Teslenko RUS 11 1:21.761 24:31.701
DNF 40 Lee Wei TPE 5 1:25.683 7:43.684


Overall Standing

Pos No. Name National M1 M2 Total Point
1 8 Lewis Cornish GBR 25 25 50
2 5 Trakarn Thangthong THA 22 22 44
3 17 Marcel Van Drunen NED 18 20 38
4 1 Muhd Habibullah MAS 20 15 35
5 32 Khairi Zakaria MAS 16 18 34
6 300 Naoto Takayama JPN 14 16 30
7 162 Farhan Hendro INA 15 14 29
8 12 Kenneth San Andres PHI 13 13 26
9 28 Natthapat Suksanwatthana THA 12 11 23
10 7 Pedro Wuner INA 10 10 20
11 77 Hasroy Osman SGP 9 9 18
12 720 Lin Chin Pei TPE 8 8 16
13 101 Takashi Sasaki JPN 0 12 12
14 97 Artem Teslenko RUS 11 0 11
15 27 Sun Tong CHN 0 7 7
16 40 Lee Wei TPE 7 0 7
17 102 Tsang Wai Kei HKG 0 0 0


  • Boon Siew Honda dengan rasminya telah mengumumkan bahawa motosikal terkini mereka, Honda Rebel 500 2017, akan tersedia sebagai sebahagian daripada rangkaian motosikal ‘gayahidup’ di Malaysia.
  • Pengumuman rasmi ini telah dibuat semalam bersempena dengan festival Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 yang berlangsung di Malaysia Agro Exposition Parks Serdang (MAEPS).
  • Motosikal serba baru Rebel 500 “Bobber” ini ditetapkan harganya pada RM31,798.94 (asas beserta GST) bagi varian dwi-saluran ABS.


Boon Siew Honda has officially announced that their latest 2017 Honda Rebel 500 will finally be available as part of the ‘lifestyle’ motorcycle range here in Malaysia.

The official announcement was made earlier today in conjunction with the Art of Speed Malaysia 2017 festival held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS).

The all-new Rebel 500 “Bobber” is priced at RM31,798.94 (basic price with GST) for the dual-channel ABS variant.

Boon Siew Honda has officially announced that their latest 2017 Honda Rebel 500 will finally be available here in Malaysia. The launch was made official earlier today in conjunction with the 2017 Art of Speed Malaysia festival held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). (more…)


  • Perlumbaan MotoGP pada hujung minggu yang lalu menyaksikan Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) memenangi perlumbaan dengan begitu selesa di GP Sepanyol di hadapan pasangan penunggang pasukan Repsol Honda, Marc Marquez dan Dani Pedrosa.
  • Kemenangan ini merupakan kali pertama Ducati memenangi dua perlumbaan berturut-turut sejak 2010 ketika legenda MotoGP, Casey Stoner, masih berlumba dengan mereka.
  • Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) melintasi garisan penamat di P4 di hadapan penunggang-penunggang pasukan Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Johann Zarco dan Jonas Folger.


Last weekend’s MotoGP race saw Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) with a very comfortable race win in the Spanish GP ahead of the Repsol Honda duos, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

This win marks Ducati’s first ever back-to-back win since 2010 when MotoGP Legend Casey Stoner was racing with them.

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) crossed the line in P4 ahead of Monster Yamaha Tech 3 riders, Johann Zarco and Jonas Folger.

It was a weird, unpredictable yet amazing MotoGP race weekend over at Catalunya where Andrea Dovizioso crossed the line comfortably in first place for the second time in a row on board his Ducati Desmosedici GP17. This win for ‘DesmoDovi’ marks Ducati first ever back-to-back win for the giant red Italian manufacturer since 2010 when MotoGP Legend Casey Stoner was racing with them. (more…)

  • Pusingan MotoGP di Mugello semalam menyaksikan Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) menjadi penunggang Itali yang pertama memenangi GP Itali di atas motosikal buatan Itali.
  • Kemenangan ini melonjakkan ‘DesmoDovi’ ke kedudukan kedua dalam kutipan mata dengan 79 mata dibelakang peneraju kejohanan yang juga di tempat kedua perlumbaan, Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).
  • Danilo Petrucci (OCTO Pramac Racing) memburu kelompok pendahulu perlumbaan dan merampas tempat ketiga dari wira tuan rumah, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).


The MotoGP round in Mugello yesterday saw Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) became the first ever Italian rider to win the Italian GP on an Italian bike.

The win pushed ‘DesmoDovi’ to the second position in the world standings with 79 points behind championship leader and second place finisher, Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).

Danilo Petrucci (OCTO Pramac Racing) hunted down the front runners and snatched the final podium spot away from hometown hero, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).

Ducati’s very own Andrea Dovizioso and their beloved Ducati Desmosedici GP17 created history yesterday in Mugello. Their amazing win marked the first ever Italian rider to win the Italian GP on an Italian bike. Despite battling with illness throughout the weekend, ‘DesmoDovi’ came out triumphant in front of his legendary home crowd. (more…)

  • Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) menunggang dengan hebat sekali semalam semasa HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France di Le Mans yang menjadikan 3 kemenangan dari 5 perlumbaan dalam musim ini.
  • Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) dan Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) telah terbabas ketika perlumbaan semalam, memberi kesan kepada kedudukan tangga kejohanan mereka.
  • Viñales kini mendahului kejohanan MotoGP 2017 dengan 85 mata, diikuti oleh Dani Pedrosa dengan 68 mata dan Rossi di tempat ketiga dengan 62 mata.


Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) ran a brilliant race yesterday during the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France in Le Mans which makes it three out five wins this season.

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) crashed out of yesterday’s race dropping them down the world standings.

Vinales now leads the 2017 MotoGP championship with 85 points, Dani Pedrosa second with 68 points and Rossi in third with 62 points.

After a difficult weekend for most of the high-profile riders from top factory teams all weekend, Maverick Vinales from the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP squad came out on top with yet another win at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France in Le Mans. This third win of the season puts him in ahead in the world championship with 85 points. (more…)

  • Sesi kelayakan MotoGP semalam menyaksikan barisan hadapan dipenuhi Yamaha dimana Maverick Viñales dan Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) akan bermula di hadapan hari ini.
  • Mereka akan memulakan perlumbaan hari ini bersama dengan harapan para peminat Perancis, anak watan mereka iaitu Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) yang melalui Q1 dan Q2 dengan penuh sensasi di hadapan penyokong tuan rumah.
  • Kejutan lain pada perlumbaan hari ini termasuklah pasangan Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Pol Espargaro dan Bradley Smith yang layak di kedudukan P8 dan juga P10.



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