Outnumbered but not outclassed, Indonesian riders Wahyu Aji Trilaksana and Florianus Roy Brilyan eliminated a grid full of Malaysian riders to secure two podium finishes in Race 1 of the Underbone 130cc category at the second leg of the 2016 season in Thailand.
While the Malaysian riders were more visible in the early part of the 8-lap race, Wahyu and Florianus sprung a surprise challenge at the final lap. Both riders took advantage of the break in their rivals’ racing momentum and sprinted to the finish line with Wahyu in first place and Florianus in third. Only Malaysian rider Mohd Haziq Mohd Fairues was able to keep up, and the 15-year-old finished second to take his first Asian podium.
Meanwhile, championship leader Izzat Zaidi finished fourth place and stayed at the top of the standings with 58 points. Second-ranked Amirul Ariff Musa and third overall rider Norizman Ismail also ended their races within the points.