The ARRC riders drew mixed results from their recent foray into the 2018 World Supersports Championship at the Chang International Circuit.
The Thai edition of the World SSP brought together some of the best SuperSports 600cc regulars from the Asia Road Racing Championship – Anthony West, Decha Kraisart, Thitipong Warokorn, Ratthapong Wilairot, and Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman. All five were regular podium contenders at the Thai circuit and were expected to put in solid performances as they ventured into the world championship.
Of the five, three finished within the top 10. Thitipong Warokorn was the best finisher, crossing the finish line in fifth place. Anthony West brought his private non-factory-supported bike home in sixth. Yamaha Thailand’s latest recruit Ratthapong Wilairot in eighth ahead of senior team mate Decha Kraisart who did not put up a repeat performance of his 2017 podium-worthy ride. Decha was 13th in the race.
Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman, a last-minute entry to replace the injured Sofuoglu, started the race from 17th on the grid and finished out of the points in 16th place.