Uma Racing Yamaha Maju Motor Asia Team celebrated a full house when Mohd Haziq Mohd Fairues, wildcard Mckinley Kyle Paz, and defending champion Mohd Akid Aziz made a clean sweep of the Underbone 150cc Race 2 podium.
The 7-lap race at The Bend Motorsport Park got off with poleman Mohd Helmi Azman pulling off into the lead. Riding on his slipstream, was Mohd Haziq Mohd Fairues. The two riders from separate teams worked together in the early stages of the race to pull ahead from the chasing pack.
By Lap 3, both Aiman and Haziq had created a 4-second gap ahead of the rest. More drama on Lap 4 as Wahyu Aji Trilaksana clipped Akid’s rear tyre. Akid survived the encounter, but Wahyu crashed out.
On Lap 5, Helmi’s bike sputtered to a stop. This left Haziq alone at the sharp end of the group where he went on to win the Underbone 150cc Race 2 with 16’07.730s.
6.255 seconds behind Haziq, Mckinley and Akid were also working in tandem to hold off their Indonesian rivals Syahrul Amin and Gupita Kresna Wardhana. The team mates completed the full house when they finished second and third respectively with 16’13.985s and 16’20.328s.
Race 1 winner, Mohd Izzat Zaidi from team RCB Yamaha YY Pang Racing picked up 9 points from Race 2 when he crossed the finish line in seventh. Izzat retains control of the Underbone title chase with 67 points. Helmi Azman’s DNF in Race 2 had cost him dearly. He drops to second overall with 56 points. Mohd Affendi Rosli ranked third overall after finishing sixth in Race 2.