Pelumba muda negara, Hakim Danish berjaya menjulang nama Malaysia di Litar Mandalika, Indonesia hari ini selepas memenangni Perlumbaan 1 pusingan kedua Idemitsu Asian Talent Cup (IATC) 2022, hari ini.
Pelumba berusia 14 tahun itu melintasi garisan penamat dengan jurang masa lebih 10 saat berbanding pelumba tempat kedua.
Ternyata saat itu membanggakan bagi Danish yang sebelum ini turut meluahkan misi untuk mencabar kejuaraan ATC musim ini.
Bermula di petak kedua ternyata cukup penting bagi Danish yang terus merampas kedudukan pertama di awal perlumbaan dan terus mengekalkan kedudukan sehingga ke lap terakhir.
Danish akan turun untuk Perlumbaan 2 esok.
We are saddened to learn and share that Afridza Munandar, an Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) rider passed away moments ago.
20-year-old Munandar was involved in accident at Turn 10 on Lap 1 of the race. The race was immediately red-flagged. Spectators saw the medical emergency helicopter land near the corner thereafter. The helicopter flew the stricken rider to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries later despite the valiant efforts of the medical staff at the circuit and in the hospital to save his life.
Munandar was one of the hottest talents in the championship this year and was set to duel for the title this weekend at the 2019 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, held at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). He has won two races, finished second twice and third also twice this season.
The FIM, FIM Asia, Dorna Sports and all involved in the IATC extended their condolences to Munandar’s family, friends and loved ones.
BikesRepublic.com calls for a minute of silence for the fallen rider and his grieving loved one.
It was good day last Saturday for 18 year old Azroy Anuar who finished in second position for the first round of the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup 2017 over at Chang International Circuit, Thailand. The season opener at Buriram was held together with WorldSBK which saw 14 year old Deniz Oncu from Turkey taking victories for both races. Check out the highlights of Race 1 in the video below. (more…)