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CLASSY NORIZMAN ENDS ZAQHWAN’S WINNING STREAK AT KLUANG
 
2014 PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship
ROUND 6 - Kluang, Johor (23-24 August)
Race Report
 

Two-time CP130 Champion, Norizman Ismail put in a dominant performance and took a shock victory to end Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi’s winning streak in Round Six of the PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship at Stadium Kluang, Johor.

 

The Harian Metro Y-TEQ SCK Honda Racing ace led the 18-lap wet race from start to finish despite having to fend of Zaqhwan (Givi Honda Yuzy Racing) before the latter crashed out in the eighth lap, taking out Ahmad Afif Amran and Mohd Fitri Ashraf Razali in the process.

 

Following the pile-up, Mohd Zamri Baba sneaked into second and the duo started to duel for lead but Norizman proved he was much quicker in the wet, ending the race as champion in 14’56.458s.

 

Zamri settled in second with 14’57.576s with a 1.118 second difference while Mohd Adib Rosley finished third, 15’00.359s.

 

“We had an amazing race. Not only did we win, we bagged a 1-2 finish for SCK!” said a delighted Norizman during the post-race press conference.

 

He went on to reflect on the race and commented, “It was very challenging. I had a good start and pulled away immediately but in the third lap I made an error and Zaqhwan managed to close the gap. We battled closely until the team informed me he crashed at turn eight.”

 

“From there I went head-to-head with Zamri which was very exciting. Although we had identical bikes, we pushed each others’ limit and almost crashed. That was when we dialled back our pace and focused on securing a double podium for the team. All in all it has been a great weekend here in Kluang and hopefully we can keep winning like this in the remaining rounds,” he said.

 

Hauling 98 points, Norizman moves up to second overall in the CP130 standings, two points adrift Zaqhwan with 100 points. Mohd Affendi Rosli who finished fourth today takes third with 76 points.

 

Meanwhile Mohd Izzat Zaidi bounced back from an early slip-up to secure his third win in the intermediate CP115 category.

 

The victory in Kluang marks Izzat’s third win this season after Batu Kawan and Temerloh.

 

Izzat completed the 15-lap race in 12’03.041s while Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Givi Honda Yuzy Racing) came in second in 12’04.000s followed by Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal third, 12’05.092s.

 

However Zaidy still remains in control of the CP115 standings with 119 points seven points ahead of Izzat with 112 points. Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin takes third overall with 88 points.

 

Khairul Idham Pawi secured his fifth successive victory in the WIRA category. The Kozi Yam Honda Racing took full advantage of his pole position to lead the entire 12-lap race, stopping the clock at 9’49.059s, 9.716 seconds ahead of Felda Pbafb Tech Racing’s Saiful Izman Ahmad Zamani and Mohd Fairuz Nasir with 9’58.772s and 10’01.932s respectively.

 

Picking up 25 points from this leg, Khairul extends his lead to a whopping 141 points in the WIRA standings followed by Mohd Afiki Supaat and Khairul Ikhwan Ajis  with 83 points and 71 points.

 

Round Seven of the PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship will take place at Teluk Intan, Perak this 27 and 28 September.
 
Results
 
CP130
 

Final

 

1.Norizman Ismail (Honda) 14’56.458s
2.Mohd Zamri Baba (Honda) 14’57.576s
3.Mohd Adib Rosley (Yamaha) 15’00.359s
4.Mohd Affendi Rosli (Yamaha) 15’04.563s
5.Sasitharen Sukumaran (Honda) 15’04.833s

 
Overall Standings
 

1.Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi (Honda) 100 points
2.Norizman Ismail (Honda) 98 points
3.Mohd Affendi Rosli (Yamaha) 76 points
4.Ahmad Afif Amran (Yamaha) 73 points
5.Ahmad Fazli Sham (Yamaha) 61 points

 
Team Awards
 

1.PETRONAS Yamaha CKJ 149 points
2.Givi Honda Yuzy Racing 141 points
3.Harian Metro Y-TEQ SCK Honda Racing B 145 points
4.Harian Metro Y-TEQ SCK Honda Racing A 100 points
5.Motul Yamaha YY Pang 99 points

 
 
CP115
 
Final
 

1.Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 12’03.041s
2.Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 12’04.000s
3.Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal (Yamaha) 12’05.092s
4.Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (Yamaha) 12’11.953s
5.Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 12’19.022s

 
Overall Standings
 

1.Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal (Yamaha) 119 points
2.Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 112 points
3.Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (Yamaha) 88 points
4.Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa (Honda) 83 points
5.Mohd Syafiq Rosli 63 points

 
Team Awards
 

1.Motul Yamaha YY Pang A 200 points
2.Motul Yamaha YY Pang B 143 points
3.Givi Honda Yuzy Racing 122 points
4.M Seki Liberty Honda 98 points
5.PETRONAS Yamaha Maju Motor 59 points

 
 
WIRA
 
Final
 

1.Khairul Idham Pawi (Honda) 9’49.056s
2.Saiful Izman Ahmad Zamani (Yamaha) 9’58.772s
3.Fairuz Nasir (Yamaha) 10’01.932s
4.Mohd Afiki Supaat (Yamaha) 10’02.687s
5.Mohd Qhuwarismi Nasir (Honda) 10’09.930s

 
Overall Standings
 

1.Khairul Idham Pawi (Honda) 141 points
2.Mohd Afiki Supaat (Yamaha) 83 points
3.Khairul Ikhwan Ajis (Yamaha) 71 points
4.Mohd Harith Farhan Baharin (Honda) 59 points
5.Saiful Izman Ahmad Zamani (Yamaha) 55 points

 
CP130 Podium in Kluang WIRA, leading by Khairul Idham
Norizman Ismail 2 and Zamri Baba 12 during the CP130 race at Kluang CP130 race at Kluang
 
     
 
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