A solid start placed Malaysian polesitter Mohd Rozaliman Zakaria in good standing to win Race 2 of the Suzuki Asian Challenge in the second leg of the 2016 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship season in Thailand.
Six riders battled for the win throughout the 7-lap race. As the board counted down to the final lap, it was Race 1 winner Muhammad Sapril who first showed his hand by leaping into the lead. Sapril was soon challenged by April King Mascardo from the Philippines and the lead-swapping continued right up to the final corner which had been the determining point of every single race at the Chang International Circuit.
Rozaliman managed to get on to the inside line and succeeded in keeping his winning position at the finish line with a time of 15’58.964s. Muhammad Sapril was forced to settle for second place with 15’59.028s and Jefri Tosema third with 15’59.028s.
The Malaysian rider’s second win of the season has earned him the lead in the riders standings with 76 points. Muhammad Sapril stands second overall with 67 points while Jef ranked third with 61 points.