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MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team roars ahead for 2019 Asia Road Racing Championship




Sepang, 8th March 2019 – Boon Siew Honda continues its commitment towards the development of local racing talent through motorsport activity with MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team. The team will be part of the overall lineup for the SuperSport 600 class category for the 2019 season of Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC).

The team will make their presence felt at all 7 rounds of Asia Road Racing Championship across the region with the help of 2018 Underbone 150cc champion, Helmi Azman and fellow teammate, the equally talented, Azroy Hakeem who is a season experienced rider in the SS600 class. Helmi Azman introduction into the team will mark the departure of Zaqhwan Zaidi who will be competing in the newly established ASB1000 class under the Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA team.

Back in 2011, just one year after MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team was founded, the team manages to secure its first team award championship during the 2012 season of Asia Road Racing Champion under the helm of Ryuichi Kiyonari. It continues to dominate the SS600 class consecutively for 4 years, winning the highly coveted, team award title from 2012 to 2016.

The long-term partnership between Boon Siew Honda and MUSASHi was first initiated in 2012. Over the past years, this partnership has witness numerous achievements by the team achieving top 5 team awards position during last year season of Asia Road Racing Championship.

The team achievements has not gone unnoticed as it manage to secure Idemitsu as one of the team sponsor. In the scope of this collaboration, Idemitsu has been supporting the racing team in achieving its ambition of being the top team for the SS600 class.

For the 2019 season however, the team has set its aim for an overall championship position recapping the team’s former glory. Though a highly coordinated efforts, well construct strategy in addition of a strong racer lineup, MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team hopes that this season will be a season of success.


Members of the MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team pose with the CBR600RR racing machine at the first round of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship 2019 in Malaysia.

Helmi Azman and Azroy Hakeem of MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team standing alongside the CBR600RR.

Reference: MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team

Members of MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team in 2019:

Position Name
Team Manager Mr. Joel Tan
Rider Management Mr. Zulhelmi Bin Ahmad
Team Rider Mr. Helmi Azman
Team Rider Mr. Azroy Hakeem
Chief Mechanic Mr. Zarul Sirat
Team Mechanic Mr. Fahmy Shukri
Team Mechanic Mr. Lee Chin Hung
Team Mechanic Mr. Atan Mahamad
Team Mechanic Mr. Said Azmir
Team Mechanic Mr. Abdul Zubir

Bike model: Honda CBR600RR

Accomplishment

Season Event Category Team Awards Rider Overall Standings
2011 Asia Road Racing Championship SS600 2nd 2nd Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman
2012 Asia Road Racing Championship SS600 Champion Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari
2013 Asia Road Racing Championship SS600 Champion Champion Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman
2014 Asia Road Racing Championship SS600 Champion Champion Md Zaqhwan Zaidi
2015 Asia Road Racing Championship SS600 Champion Champion Yuki Takahashi
2016 Asia Road Racing Championship SS600 Champion Champion Md Zaqhwan Zaidi
2017 Asia Road Racing Championship SS600 2nd 2nd Md Zaqhwan Zaidi
2018 Asia Road Racing Championship SS600 5th 6th Tomoyoshi Koyama


Profile of riders at MUSASHi Boon Siew Racing Team

Helmi Azman



Rider, MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team

Birthdate: 12 November 1999
Country: Malaysia


Career highlights:

2016 2nd overall, Wira, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship
12th overall, UB130, Asia Road Racing Championship
2017 9th overall, CP150, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship
4th overall, UB150, Asia Road Racing Championship
2018 8th, CP150, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship
Champion, UB150, Asia Road Racing Championship
2nd overall, Supersports, Pirelli Malaysia Superbike Championship


Azroy Hakeem



Rider, MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing Team

Birthdate: 17 October 1999
Country: Malaysia

Career highlights:

2015 16th overall, CP115, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship
14th overall, Asia Talent Cup
2016 4th overall, CP115, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship
15th overall, UB 130 Asia Road Racing Championship
2017 6th overall, CP115, Malaysian Cub Prix
5th overall,UB 150, Asia Road Racing Championship
6th overall, Asia Talent Cup
2018 9th overall, CP150, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship
12th overall, SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship
3rd overall, Superstock, Pirelli Malaysia Superbike Championship

For more information:


Please visit our Website:

www.boonsiewhonda.com.my


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https://www.facebook.com/HondaMotorcyclesMalaysiaBoonSiewHonda/

or Toll-Free line at 1800-88-3993 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, exclude Public Holiday)


About Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd.

Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Oriental Holdings Bhd, began operations in September 2008 with the dual aims to consolidate motorcycle production and sales in Malaysia and to achieve higher customer satisfaction and efficiency. Prior to the emergence of the new company, Boon Siew Sdn. Bhd. was responsible for the manufacturing and wholesale business of Honda motorcycle products in Malaysia. While envisioning collaboration with other Honda companies in worldwide, Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. will strengthen its competitiveness and strive to provide products and services, exceeding the customers’ expectations.


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