Indonesian rider Jefri Tosema finally showed his true colours as the final leg of the 2016 Suzuki Asian Challenge flagged off at the Chang International Circuit. Needing to break a tie with Malaysian Mohd Rozaliman Zakaria at the top of the riders’ rankings, Jefri pulled out all the stops to log a blazingly fast time of 02’13.902s in the second free practice session.
The spotlight was naturally on Jefri and Rozaliman as they raced against each other to gain an advantage during free practice. But even Rozaliman conceded the day to Jefri when he showed that he was a hefty 0.603 seconds faster than the rest of the grid. Rozaliman’s best time was 02’14.505s. Jagan Kumar rode the third fastest lap of the class with 02’15.368s.
Singapore’s Arsyad Rusydi clocked fourth fastest with 02’15.569s. Behind him, title contenders April King Mascardo and Eane Jaye Solacito would need to improve by leaps and bounds if they hope to stop Jefri or Rozaliman from winning the title.