As Round 4 of the Idemitsu Asia Road Racing Championship got underway at the Sentul Circuit in Indonesia, wildcard rider Richard Taroreh served up a surprise in the Underbone 150cc when he emerged as the fastest rider with 1’49.860s. The Yamaha Yamalube Jasti Putra Usaha Jaya NHK 549 Kaboci rider came in on a strong note when he clocked sixth fastest during the morning free practice and followed up with a big finish during the qualifier.
Richard was only one of two riders to run a 1’49s lap. The other was Malaysian Azroy Hakeem Anuar of team Yuzy Honda Vietnam Racing.
Another wildcard rider, also gave the full-season competitors a run for their money. Owie Nurhuda, racing under team Yamaha Yamalube KYT TJM Racetech colours, posted third fastest with 1’50.243s.
Malaysian duo Mohd Izzat Zaidi and Mohd Haziq Mohd Fairues rounded up the top five.
Further down the field, Anggi Setiawan, Decky Tiamo Aldy, Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin, Wahyu Widodo and championship leader Wahyu Aji Trilaksana clocked within the top 10, and will be making an appearance at the SuperPole session where they will fight for their final starting positions.