AP Honda Racing Thailand rider Kritchaporn Kaewsonthi picked up where he left off from the free practice sessions to clinch his first Asia Production 250cc pole position.
Banking on homeground advantage and a wealth of data from the Chang International Circuit, Kritchaporn dominated the first day of free practice and proceeded to do the same with a new lap record 1’52.339s to take pole position in the Qualifying.
Anupab Sarmoon, fighting to stay in second overall position in the Asia Production 250cc, managed a last-gasp flying lap to join his compatriot on the front row with the second fastest time of 1’52.735s. Only three riders lapped below the 1’53s mark. Andy Muhammad Fadly from the Manual Tech KYT Kawasaki Racing team was the fastest Indonesian on the grid. He qualified third fastest with 1’52.787s.