Race 2 at the Chang International Circuit brought new winners into the spotlight in the Suzuki Asian Challenge category.
Chopping and changing at every turn, the 7-lap race in the Suzuki developmental series had always been heading for a last-lap last-corner shoot out. With the top-10 riders bunched up together at a very crowded Turn 12, mayhem ensued when Indian rider KY Ahamed lost control and bowled into the leading group. The crash took out Punchana Kulrojchalalai, Prabhu Arunagiri, and Mario Borbon Junior although everyone managed to pick up their bikes to still cross the finish line.
While confusion reigned at the last corner, Japanese rider Tetsuya Fujita darted neatly across the finish line in first place. Behind him, Aaron Gunawardena chalked up the first podium for Sri Lanka in the Asia Road Racing Championship series. Ahmad Saugi Muchtar from Indonesia finished third.