MIXED BAG OF RIDERS FROM THE AP250 TEST

The Asia Production 250cc pre-season test had yielded a mix bag of results heading into the first round this weekend.

 

The Yamaha Thailand Racing Team’s Anupab Sarmoon still holds the advantage as the fastest rider on the grid with 1’52.938s.

 

Indonesian Rafid Topan Sucipto, returning to the Asian series after a stint in the Moto2 World Championships, proved to be competitive as he clocked the second fastest time of 1’53.168s.

 

Muklada Sarapuech stayed consistent in third with 1’53.181s.

 

Most impressive were the Indonesian newcomers. Yamaha Racing Indonesia’s Richard Taroreh emerged as the fourth fastest rider after the test session with 1’53.401s. Look out for Astra Honda Racing Team’s ‘Super’ Mario Suryo Aji. Only 14 years old, he is the youngest rider to ever attempt the Asia Production 250cc class and is already fifth fastest with 1’53.733s.

 

Mario’s results will put team mate Rheza Danica Ahrens under pressure. Rheza, who enjoyed an equally successful debut year in 2017, now holds the responsibility of defending the team’s AP250 title. He posted sixth fastest ahead of Kritchaporn Kaewsonthi, Kanatat Jaiman, Awhin Sanjaya and Peerapong Boonlert.

 

 

 POS  NO  NAME P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 FASTEST
1 500 Anupab Sarmoon 1’55.538 1’53.180 1’53.273 1’53.122 1’52.938 1’53.285 1’52.938
2 250 Rafid Topan Sucipto 1’57.834 1’56.031 1’55.537 1’54.163 1’53.168 1’53.975 1’53.168
3 44 Muklada Sarapuech 1’56.651 1’54.559 1’54.986 1’54.641 1’53.181 1’53.181
4 179 Richard Taroreh 1’57.043 1’55.346 1’55.307 1’53.401 1’53.801 1’54.838 1’53.401
5 16 Mario Suryo Aji 1’58.236 1’55.056 1’54.437 1’54.467 1’53.820 1’53.733 1’53.733
6 123 Rheza Danica Ahrens 1’55.272 1’54.347 1’53.779 1’54.129 1’54.216 1’54.315 1’53.779
7 35 Kritchaporn Kaewsonthi 1’56.524 1’58.019 1’55.847 1’54.698 1’54.625 1’53.780 1’53.780
8 90 Kanatat Jaiman 1’55.830 1’55.264 1’55.517 1’54.474 1’54.440 1’53.957 1’53.957
9 198 Awhin Sanjaya 1’56.623 1’55.203 1’54.682 1’55.707 1’54.540 1’54.121 1’54.121
10 45 Peerapong Boonlert 1’55.390 1’54.498 1’54.124 1’54.940 1’54.189 1’54.128 1’54.124
11 108 Andy Muhammad Fadly 1’55.338 1’55.584 1’55.211 1’54.871 1’54.200 1’55.482 1’54.200
12 901 M. Faerozi 1’57.658 1’56.713 1’55.597 1’54.481 1’54.438 1’54.713 1’54.438
13 96 Anggi Setiawan 1’57.081 1’57.245 1’55.865 1’55.623 1’55.095 1’55.207 1’55.095
14 50 Ahmad Afif Amran 2’05.109 1’59.414 1’58.080 1’57.577 1’56.451 1’55.209 1’55.209
15 30 Hafiz Nor Azman 1’59.994 2’00.199 1’58.181 2’28.451 1’56.165 1’56.165
16 80 Sethu Rajiv 1’59.131 1’56.667 1’58.610 1’57.224 1’57.155 1’57.518 1’56.667
17 888 Chiou Ke-Lung 2’00.792 1’59.932 1’57.410 1’58.766 1’57.924 1’57.711 1’57.410
18 410 Suzuki Takashi 2’45.715 2’03.826 2’01.312 1’58.356 1’57.456 1’57.831 1’57.456
19 93 Khairul Ikhwan Ajis 2’01.116 2’00.378 2’00.122 2’00.035 1’58.278 1’58.101 1’58.101
20 65 Cao Viet Nam 2’01.043 1’59.478 1’59.353 1’59.131 1’58.549 1’58.288 1’58.288
21 81 Anish Damodara Shetty 2’07.299 2’03.551 2’01.147 1’58.680 1’58.819 1’58.297 1’58.297
22 36 Izam Ikmal 2’06.298 2’01.108 2’01.651 2’00.240 1’59.582 1’58.593 1’58.593
23 24 Hafiza Rofa 2’07.874 2’04.544 1’59.522 1’59.570 1’58.655 1’58.655
24 78 Idil Fitri Mahadi 2’08.400 2’05.016 2’03.670 2’03.607 2’02.725 2’02.321 2’02.321
25 21 Brandon Demmery 2’13.664 2’13.664