ASIA PRODCUTION 250cc: INDONESIAN HOME CONTINGENT A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

The Indonesian home contingent took no prisoners in the Asia Production 250cc category at Round 4 of the Idemitsu Asia Road Racing Championship held at the Sentul International Circuit on August 11 to 13. 

Championship leader Gerry Salim led the all-Indonesian front row with a fastest time of 1’42.767s. Gerry’s team mate, Rheza Danica Ahrens, was half a second slower with 1’43.476s. Yamaha Racing Indonesia’s Rey Ratukore clocked third fastest with 1’43.671s.

Andi Farid Izdihar logged fourth fastest with a time of 1’43.936s. He was trailed by Tomoyoshi Koyama who posted 1’44.137s.

The Asia Production 250cc class featured a 33-rider grid in Indonesia. Among the notable wildcards included former Moto2 rider and ARRC Underbone champion, 

Rafid Topan Sucipto. Racing for team Yamaha Indonesia B, Rafid’s best time after the first day of practice was 1’45.116s, more than two seconds off the leading pace.