AP Honda rider Ratthapong Wilairot is pumped up for the first leg of the 2017 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, especially now that the persistent pain in his wrist had finally been resolved.
Ratthapong, who only managed to cobble together a 14th overall ranking in 2016, revealed that he had not been able to ride to his full potential.
“I was suffering from a persistent pain in my wrist that severely impacted my hand movements and subsequently, my riding performance. But because of our packed racing schedule, I didn’t have the chance to get a proper diagnostics until the year-end season break. The X-Ray showed that the screw that was implanted to fix my broken wrist, had shifted its position and causing the pain. My doctors have since removed the screw, and already I’m feeling much more positive about this season,” explained Ratthapong.