PRESS RELEASE: BACK-TO-BACK PODIUMS FOR RHEZA DANICA IN THAILAND

Astra Honda Racing Team (AHRT) rider, Rheza Danica, showed another impressive performance after finishing 2nd in the second race of Asia Production 250cc class in Thailand.

Rheza stole the show during a 10-laps-race in the Chang International Circuit, Buriram, on Saturday. Starting from 4th position, he moved forward and had a battle for the victory with other two riders. Despite being a rookie in this class, Rheza was able to give fierce battle to his rivals. He even took eventually the lead on Lap 7. On the final lap, there were several overtaking actions between Rheza and his rivals. Right in the final corner, Rheza succeeded on beating one of his rivals and snatched the second place. This is the second podium in a row for the Indonesian rider, as he had finished third in yesterday’s first race.

Awhin Sanjaya also had a good performance. Starting from 9th, the Indonesian rider was able to move up to 5th when entering Lap 3. In the last five laps, he took the 4th position and was able to maintain this place until he crossed the finish line.

Meanwhile, Gerry Salim had an unfortunate day. He couldn’t participate in the second race due to a technical problem in his bike. However, he is still leading the championship standings with 75 points. Rheza moves up to 4th with 60 points, and Awhin to 5th with 43 points.

Irfan Ardiansyah faced a tough race in the SuperSports 600cc class, but he kept motivated and was able to finish in 14th and take home two points. Irfan is now in 7th position of the championship standings with 35 points.

The third round of ARRC will be held at Suzuka International Circuit, Japan, on June 3rd and 4th, 2017.

 

QUOTES

“I’m very sad with the unfortunate event that occured today ahead of the second race. The team worked hard to prepare my bike, but I found out that my bike had problems during the out lap to the starting grid. This is racing, anything can happen and I will keep my spirit to be better in the next round.”

Gerry Salim | AHRT ASIA PRODUCTION 250CC RIDER

 

 

“I’m so glad to finish second this race. The race was very hard from the beginning, I had several fights with the other riders. In the last lap, I made a mistake and was down to third. But finally in the last corner I was able to overtake one rider and take the second place. I will try to improve this result in the next race.”

Rheza Danica | AHRT ASIA PRODUCTION 250CC RIDER

 

 

“I’m quite happy with today’s race, because the result is better than in the first one. I had evaluated my mistakes from the first race and the results were quite good. Thank you to all mechanics and team who have prepared my bike. And also thank you to all partners: IDEMITSU, KYT, FIFAstra, NGK, Showa, for the support.”

Awhin Sanjaya | AHRT ASIA PRODUCTION 250CC RIDER

 

 

“The second race wasn’t like I had planned. I had technical problems on my bike, so I had to start from the pit lane. I tried my best and never gave up despite coming from behind. I tried also to give the best result to AHRT team and to my country, Indonesia. Thank you for all the support, I will try harder in the next round.”

Irfan Ardiansyah | AHRT ASIASUPERSPORTS 600CC RIDER