Always Room For One More Trophy
Team UMA Racing Yamaha Maju Motor had been having a very good year. Back home in Malaysia, the team had successfully captured four major titles – CP150 Champion, CP150 Team Champion, CP115 Champion and CP115 Team Champion. During the penultimate round of the 2017 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship in India, the team added to their title haul when they were confirmed as the Team Champion in the Underbone 150cc category.
But there’s always room for one more trophy.
At Round 6 of the 2017 Idemitsu FIM Asia Road Racing Championship in Thailand, the team’s Mohd Akid Aziz will be looking to add a sixth title to the team’s burgeoning trophy cabinet.
The 19-year-old, racing in his first full season of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, will only need six championship points to win the 2017 Underbone 150cc crown. It will be Akid’s third major title since he started racing professionally in 2013.
Nicknamed ‘The Silent Hunter’ by his team mates for his quiet and reserved nature, Akid’s racing speaks volumes. The Malaysian youngster had strung together six podiums and two wins in the season so far. Defending champion Wahyu Aji Trilaksana is currently second overall with 120 points. As of Round 5, Wahyu had managed five podiums and two race wins. The 44-point difference between their two position would mean that even if Wahyu were to win both races at the final round, Akid will only need to finish within the top-10 in Race 1 to snatch the title from his Indonesian rival.