• Asia Road Racing Chamionship 2017 Review

    Zaidi Ranked 2nd with 2 Wins in SS600
    Salim Wins 7 Races to Take the AP250 Title

     

    In the SS600 class, Race 1 winner of the season-opener, Md Zaqhwan Zaidi wins again in Round 1 Race 1. He finishes the 2017 season ranked 2nd overall. In the AP250 class, Gerry Salim is consistently strong, consistently at the top of the points with wins 7 of the 12 races to take the title.



Riders SS600


A.P.Honda Racing Thailand

#56 Ratthapong Wilairot

Nationality : Thailand

#104 Tatsuya Yamaguchi

Nationality : Japan

Astra Honda Racing Team

#16 Irfan Ardiansyah

Nationality : Indonesia

MuSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing

#21 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi

Nationality : Malaysia

#634 Teppei Nagoe

Nationality : Japan

RAMA Honda by NTS T.Pro Ten 10.

#77 Taiga Hada

Nationality : Japan

#81 Sena Yamada

Nationality : Japan

#69 Shankar Sarath Kumar

Nationality : India

Riders AP250


A.P.Honda Racing Thailand

#46 Vorapong Malahuan

Nationality : Thailand

#44 Muklada Sarapuech

Nationality : Thailand

Astra Honda Racing Team

#31 Gerry Salim

Nationality : Indonesia

#123 Rheza Danica Ahrens

Nationality : Indonesia

#198 Awhin Sanjaya

Nationality : Indonesia

RAMA Honda

#71 Tomoyoshi Koyama

Nationality : Japan

#8 Sethu Rajiv

Nationality : India

Yuzy Honda Vietnam Racing Team

#95 Bui Duy Thong

Nationality : Vietnam

 

Team TEC2

#20 Azroy Hakeem Anuar

Nationality : Malaysia

Races


Round 01: Malaysia

April 2

Zaidi Wins Race 1, Hada Race 2 in SS600
Salim Wins Both AP250 Races

In the SS600 season-opener in Malaysia, Zaidi wins Race 1, with Hada winning the following race. In the AP250 class, Salim dominates both races.

Round 04: Spain

Race 1

1 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi Honda
2 Taiga Hada Honda
3 Yuki Ito Yamaha

Race 2

1 Taiga Hada Honda
2 Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman Kawasaki
3 Irfan Ardiansyah Honda

Round 02: Thailand

Round 03: US

April 15

Zaidi 4th / 3rd in Thailand SS600 Salim Wins AP250 Race 1, Yamamoto Race 2

Zaidi finishes 4th in Race 1 of the SS600 class, while clinches a podium in the following race, finishing 3rd. In the AP250 class, Salim wins Race 1, but retires in Race 2, leaving Takehiro Yamamoto to win.

Race 1

1 Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman Kawasaki
2 Chalermpol Polamai Yamaha
3 Ahmad Yudhistira Kawasaki
4 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi Honda

Race 2

1 Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman Kawasaki
2 Decha Kraisart Yamaha
3 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi Honda

Round 03: Japan

June 4

Zaidi 3rd in SS600 Race 1, Hada 4th in Race 2
Salim Wins Both Races in Japan

Zaidi finishes Race 1 of the SS600 class 3rd, Hada is 4th in Race 2. In the AP250 class, Salim wins both races, defending his championship lead.

Race 1

1 Anthony West Yamaha
2 Yuki Ito Yamaha
3 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi Honda

Race 2

1 Anthony West Yamaha
2 Yuki Ito Yamaha
3 Yukio Kagayama Suzuki
4 Taiga Hada Honda
Round 02: Argentina

Round 04: Indonesia

Round 05: France

August 13

Pratama 1st / 4th in Indonesian SS600
Salim Wins Both Races

In the SS600 class, Dimas Ekky Pratama wins Race 1 of the Indonesian round, and narrowly misses the podium for a 4th place finish in Race 2. In the AP250 class, Salim wins both races, keeping his championship lead intact.

Race 1

1 Dimas Ekky Pratama Honda
2 Ahmad Yudhistira Kawasaki
3 Taiga Hada Honda

Race 2

1 Decha Kraisart Yamaha
2 Ahmad Yudhistira Kawasaki
3 Chalermpol Polamai Yamaha
4 Dimas Ekky Pratama Honda

Round 05: India

September 24

Zaidi 1st / 2nd in India SS600 Koyama 1st / 2nd in AP250

In the SS600 class, Zaidi wins Race 1 and follows up with a 2nd in Race 2, taking the lead in the championship. In the AP250 class, Tomoyoshi Koyama wins the first, and is 2nd in the second race.

Round 04: Spain

Race 1

1 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi Honda
2 Taiga Hada Honda
3 Yuki Ito Yamaha

Race 2

1 Yuki Ito Yamaha
2 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi Honda
3 Taiga Hada Honda

Round 06: Thailand

Last of Three Consecutive Race Weekends in the Rain,  Marquez Finishes 4th, Title Victory Has to Wait

December 3

Zaidi Runner-up After 7th in SS600 Thai Race 2
Salim Crowned AP250 Champion

Zaidi finishes 7th in Race 2 at Buriram, finishing the SS600 season in 2nd place. In the AP250 class, Salim is on the podium with a 3rd, enough to give him the title.

Race 1

1 Apiwat Wongthananon Yamaha
2 Anthony West Yamaha
3 Thitipong Warokorn Kawasaki
8 Ratthapong Wilairot Honda

Race 2

1 Apiwat Wongthananon Yamaha
2 Anthony West Yamaha
3 Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman Kawasaki
7 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi Honda

Ranking


SS600

Pos. Name (Team) Points 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman (Kawasaki) 155 13 20 25 25 13 6 9 7 6 4 11 16
2 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi (Honda) 153 25 DNF 13 16 16 10 13 DNS 25 20 6 9
3 Taiga Hada (Honda) 149 20 25 DNF 10 10 13 16 4 20 16 7 8
4 Yuki Ito (Yamaha) 141 16 5 11 11 20 20 1 9 16 25 DNF 7
5 Ahmad Yudhistira (Kawasaki) 125 9 13 16 13 DNS 3 20 20 9 7 9 6
9 Ratthapong Wilairot (Honda) 77 DNF 11 10 7 DSQ 7 8 8 11 2 8 5
11 Teppei Nagoe (Honda) 62 7 8 5 5 5 DNF 3 0 13 13 DNF 3
12 Tatsuya Yamaguchi (Honda) 58 5 9 8 8 7 8 4 6 - - 2 1
13 Sena Yamada (Honda) 56 6 7 6 4 4 1 6 2 7 8 3 2
15 Irfan Ardiansyah. (Honda) 49 8 16 9 2 - - - - 8 5 1 0
16 Dimas Ekky Pratama (Honda) 38 - - - - - - 25 13 - - - -
20 Ikuhiro Enokido (Honda) 20 - - - - 11 9 - - - - - -
22 Shankar Sarath Kumar (Honda) 16 2 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 0
23 Sittisak Onchawiang (Honda) 14 - - - - - - - - 5 9 - -
30 Broc Pearson (Honda) 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
32 Passawit Thitivararak (Honda) 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0 0

AP250

Pos. Name (Team) Points 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Gerry Salim (Honda) 215 25 25 25 DNS 25 25 25 25 0 11 13 16
2 Tomoyoshi Koyama (Honda) 188 9 13 10 9 16 16 13 16 25 20 16 25
3 Anupab Sarmoon (Yamaha) 188 16 20 20 16 DNF 20 10 13 20 13 20 20
4 Rheza Danica Ahrens (Honda) 149 13 11 16 20 13 1 20 11 10 9 25 DNS
5 Takehiro Yamamoto (Honda) 138 20 16 13 25 20 11 DNF 8 7 16 DNS 2
7 Awhin Sanjaya (Honda) 75 11 8 11 13 6 10 - - - - 7 9
10 Muklada Sarapuech (Honda) 65 1 0 DNS DNS 11 8 6 0 13 10 8 8
11 Vorapong Malahuan (Honda) 64 5 1 6 7 9 DNF - - 9 6 11 10
15 Andi Farid Izdihar (Honda) 36 - - - - - - 16 20 - - - -
20 Herman Baharuddin (Honda) 8 2 0 4 2 0 0 - - - - - -
24 Yaasin Gabriel Somma (Honda) 5 - - - - - - DNF 5 - - - -
34 Sudarmono (Honda) 0 - - - - - - DNF DNF - - - -
39 Yuta Kasai (Honda) 0 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
42 Ricky Susanto (Honda) 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - - - -
46 Sethu Rajiv (Honda) 0 0 0 DNS DNS 0 0 0 0 0 DNF 0 DNF
47 Bui Duy Thong (Honda) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o 0 0 0 0
49 Kenta Fuji (Honda) 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
50 Akkarak Tesang (Honda) 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0 0