The second-season riders of the Asia Dream Cup are holding the upper hand during the free practice session at Round 1 in the Johor Circuit. Seasoned trio Hafiz Nor Azman, Md Harith Farhan and Hiroki Nakamura were a second faster than the rest of the grid. Hafiz led the timesheets with 1’51.726s followed Harith with 1’51.848s and Nakamura third with 1’51.964s.
Japanese rider Tokio Shibuta led the class of 2016 when he posted fourth fastest with 1’52.843s, a little more than half a second in front of Indonesia’s Mohd Febriansyah. Thailand’s Sittipon Srimoontree and India’s Sethu Rajiv were equally impressive when they ended the first practice 6th and 7th fastest.