Indonesian rider Jefri Tosema came up tops during the first day of practice for the Suzuki Asian Challenge riders at Round 3 of the 2016 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship held at the Suzuka Circuit.
Despite his unfamiliarity with the legendary circuit, Jef was one of the fastest to come to grips with the tricky track layout – topping the timesheets in both Practice 1 and Practice 2 of the Suzuki Asian Challenge. The Indonesian lad rounded up the day as the fastest rider astride the Suzuki FU150 with a time of 2’54.054s. Meanwhile, championship leader Mohd Rozaliman Zakaria, was almost two seconds off Tosema’s pace as the second fastest rider with a time of 2’55.935s. Another Indonesian rider, Muhammad Sapril, rounded up the provisional front row with the third fastest time of 2’56.387s.
Tentatively booking their spots for second row are April King Mascardo from the Philippines, India’s Jagan Kumar and Philipino rider Eane Jaye Sobretodo.
Singaporean rider Arsyad Rusydi Shaharum, Maxi Hattori from Japan, Indonesia’s Rizal Feriyadi and Mario J. Borbon from the Philippines rounded up the top ten from Day 1.