Ahmad Fazli Sham has picked up a first win for the ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team in Race 1 of the Underbone 150cc at Round 4 in Chennai, India. The Malaysian rider reverted to his old winning ways with a solid performance throughout the 10-lap race, eventually coming home as winner with 19’02.205s.
The seasoned Underbone specialist kept his cool under pressure from younger upcoming names such as McKinley Kyle Paz from the Philippines, defending champion Mohd Akid Aziz, championship leader Mohd Helmi Azman and Thai rider Peerapong Luiboonpeng.
Fazli held his ground within the leading group while positions continued to change at every corner. The Yamaha rider only made his presence felt on the two final laps when he began making decisive moves to take control of the race.
Despite Mohd Helmi Azman’s best efforts, the championship leader was unable to outwit Fazli Sham. The SCK Rapido Hi Rev Honda Racing rider eventually had to settle for second with 19’02.460s.
Meanwhile, another sterling performance from Peerapong Luiboonpeng saw the Thai rider from Team One For All go from fifth on Lap 9 to third at the finish line. Peerapong clocked 19’02.502s and pocketed the first Underbone podium of his career.