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ELLY STORMS TO VICTORY IN BATU KAWAN THRILLER

2015 PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship
Round 2 – Batu Kawan, Penang (11-12 April)
Race Report

Elly Idzlianizar Ilias proved he is a serious threat to the CP130 title as the seasoned contender scored an emphatic win in Round 2 of the PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship at Stadium Batu Kawan, Penang.


Elly who returned to the premiere class after spending a year in the intermediate CP115 started from second row after the SuperPole was called off due to an oil spill took victory in 16’17.765s ahead of Harian Metro Y-TEQ SCK Honda Racing teammate, Mohd Zamri Baba by 3.589 seconds. Abdul Muhaimin Roslan finish third with 16’22.058s.


SCK was hoping to make a clean podium sweep when all four riders, Norizman Ismail, Zamri, Elly and Hafiz dominated the first four laps but their plan fell apart when race leader, Norizman pitted in due to a broken exhaust.


“Winning here in Batu Kawan came as a huge surprise. I still have a hard time believing it because to be perfectly honest, I did not expect to win here,” said an overjoyed Elly.


“But at the same time I feel bad that we failed to secure the top four positions. Our strategy was to dominate from start to finish and not to let anyone through but things went South when Norizman had to pit in. Nevertheless, I am pleased with the results and I’m glad to see at least one of my teammates is here with me on the podium today.”


“I dedicate this win to the team who has worked endlessly to provide me with a perfect setup, my family and fans for their undying support,” he added.


Hauling 25 points from this leg, Elly moves up to second overall in the CP130 standings while Zamri leads with 40 points. Ahmad Fazli Sham who finished 13th sits in third, 28 points.


Harith Farhan Baharin secured his maiden victory for the season in the WIRA category at Batu Kawan. Earmarked to be the successor of Khairul Idham Pawi at the Kozi Yam Honda camp, Harith wrapped up the 12-lap race in 11’15.525s with a massive 12 seconds lead over his rivals.


Saiful Izman Ahmad Zamani (Felda AFB Tech Cardinals Racing) came in second with 11’27.581s after struggling with mechanical issues while Khairul Ikhwan Ajis (Espada Wiliam Racing) rounded up the podium steps in 11’34.019s.


Picking up 25 points from this leg, Harith is now locked in a tie with Saiful Izman on top of the WIRA standings with 45 points followed by Khairul Ihkwan third with 27 points.


Round Three of the 2015 PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship will be held in Muar, Johor on May 1 and 2.

Results

CP130

Final

  1. Elly Idzlianizar Ilias (Honda) 16’17.765s
  2. Zamri Baba (Honda) 16’21.354s
  3. Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 16’22.058s
  4. Hafiz Nor Azman (Honda) 16’22.708s

Overall Standings

  1. Zamri Baba (Honda) 40 points
  2. Elly Idzlianizar Ilias (Honda) 38 points
  3. Ahmad Fazli Sham (Yamaha) 28 points
  4. Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (Yamaha) 25 points
  5. Hafiz Nor Azman (Honda) 23 points

Team Awards

  1. Harian Metro Y-TEQ SCK Honda Racing 69 points
  2. PETRONAS Yamaha Maju Motor 60 points
  3. Motul Yamaha YY Pang 30 points
  4. PETRONAS Yamaha CKJ 23 points
  5. Yamalube AHM 20 points

CP115

Final

  1. Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (Yamaha) 13’53.509s
  2. Ahmad Syukran Aizat (Yamaha) 14’05.716s
  3. Iskandar Raduan (Honda) 14’07.092s
  4. Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 14’07.228s
  5. Sharifuddin Shamsuddin (Yamaha) 14’15.075s

Overall Standings

  1. Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (Yamaha) 50 points
  2. Izzat Zaidi Salehan (Yamaha) 29 points
  3. Ahmad Syukran Aizat (Yamaha) 26 points
  4. Kasma Daniel Kasmayuddin (Yamaha) 20 points
  5. Iskandar Raduan (Honda) 16 points

Team Awards

  1. Motul Yamaha YY Pang 79 points
  2. PETRONAS Yamaha CKJ 37 points
  3. M Seki Liberty Honda 24 points
  4. Jetron Apido Team PJM 22 points
  5. PETRONAS Yamaha Maju Motor 20 points

WIRA

Final

  1. Harith Farhan Baharin (Honda) 11’15.525s
  2. Saiful Izman Ahmad Zamani (Yamaha) 11’27.581s
  3. Khairul Ikhwan Ajis (Yamaha) 11’34.019s
  4. Qhuwarismi Mohd Nasir (Yamaha) 11’37.990s
  5. Shafiq Ezzariq (Honda) 11’38.011s

Overall Standings

  1. Harith Farhan Baharin (Honda) 45 points
  2. Saiful Izman Ahmad Zamani (Yamaha) 45 points
  3. Khairul Ikhwan Ajis (Yamaha) 27 points
  4. Shafiq Ezzariq (Honda) 18 points
  5. Nazirul Izzat Bahauddin (Yamaha) 16 points
CP130 Race at Batu Kawan CP130 winners - P1 Elly Idzlianizar P2 Zamri Baba P3 Abdul Muhaimin
Elly leading the CP130 race at Batu Kawan WIRA Podium - P1 Harith Farhan P2 Saiful Izman P3 Khairul Ikhwan


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