Wildcard rider Richard Taroreh snatched a last-minute surprise win in the Underbone 150cc Race 2. Racing at Round 4 of the Idemitsu Asia Road Racing Championship at the Sentul International Circuit, Richard lived up to his top billings as one of the hottest rising names from Indonesia. The Yamaha Yamalube Jasti Putra Usaha Jaya NHK 549 Kaboci rider logged in impressive laptimes during the practice sessions and showed his true mettle in Race 2.
While defending champion Wahyu Aji Trilaksana led the pack for most of the 10-lap race, Richard stunned the experienced rider with a last-minute overtaking move and crossed the finish line in first place with 18:38.349s. Richard brought Malaysian rider Mohd Helmi Azman in his wake as they both nipped past Wahyu. Helmi finished second and forced Wahyu into third.
Race 1 winner, Mohd Akid Aziz and countryman Azroy Hakeem Anuar finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Akid’s consistent performance in the four rounds so far had placed him at the top of the title hunt with 131 points. Wahyu Aji ranked second with 115 points.