Indonesian rider Wahyu Aji Trilaksana is obviously going all-out for a podium-worthy finish to his 2017 season. As the first day of practice commenced for Round 6 of the 2017 Idemitsu FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, the Underbone 150cc riders enjoyed an extra practice session, thanks to the four day race programme.
The Yamaha Racing Indonesia rider topped both FP1 and FP2 and came close to breaking the current track record which was clocked by Anggi Setiawan in Round 2 earlier this year. Wahyu posted a conservative 2’05.012s during the morning session but shaved a full two seconds off his laptimes during the second practice session when he lead the timesheets with 2’02.854s – a new Underbone 150cc lap record at the Chang International Cricuit. He was the only rider to clock within 2’02s.
Behind Wahyu, a trio of Honda competitors – Mohd Amirul Ariff Musa, Mohd Muzakkir Mohamed and Azroy Hakeem Anuar – were second, third and fourth fastest respectively. Amirul posted 2’03.897s as the second fastest rider of the day. Muzakkir and Azroy clocked 2’04.124s and 2’04.288s respectively.
Championship leader Mohd Akid Aziz ended the first day with a conservative seventh fastest time of the day – 2’06.247s.
Among the Thai riders, Nattawut Rungkigsawas who is replacing injured Fakhrusy Syakirin Rostam in the SCK Rapido Hi Rev Honda Racing Team this round posted sixth fastest with 2’05.937s.