Time for M’sia to host Superbike World Championship again: Hafizh Syahrin

Time for M’sia to host Superbike World Championship again: Hafizh Syahrin

2016 was the last time Malaysia were part of race calendar

KUALA LUMPUR – National motorbike rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah hopes that Malaysia will once again be added into the Superbike World Championship calendar as the race was last held at the Sepang International Circuit in 2016.

“As Malaysian riders, we want a home race.

“I hope that Malaysia will be added into the race calendar in the future,” said Hafizh

Meanwhile, Adam Norrodin Ibrahim and Hafizh will race in the 2023 World Superbike Championship (WSBK), which will open in Phillip Island, Australia, over the weekend of February 24-26.

Racing Boy (RCB), a strong supporter of motorsports development in Malaysia, reaffirmed its sponsorship and continued support for the country’s two biggest names in motorcycle racing in a press conference at the MKA headquarters today.

Competing for the MIE Racing Honda Team, Hafizh will be racing for a second season in the premier 1000cc Superbike category, while Adam who was previously attached to ZK Racing, will be contesting the 600cc Supersport Championship for his maiden season.

RCB Group chief executive officer, Bruce Lee Cong Quan said that he hoped for a profitable return on investment from their participation in the WSBK for the promotion and building of the RCB brand, as well as the enhancement of its products and technical development.

“As professional riders, Syahrin and Adam will also play a key role in RCB’s product development process, providing valuable insights and feedback to help the brand continue to innovate and improve.

“We are proud to support Hafizh and Adam as they compete in one of the highest levels of international motorcycle racing.

“They have consistently demonstrated their talent and dedication, and we are confident that they will have the potential to reach new heights in the 2023 WSBK season,” said Lee.

In thanking RCB for the sponsorship, Hafizh said the continued support by RCB and a full year’s experience competing in the WSBK last season with MIE Racing Honda will provide him the necessary tools to make a bigger impact in the 2023 season.

“I would like to thank RCB for backing me up in my pursuit to be the best rider in my category. While there have been encouraging results and great performance from our end in the previous year, we want more.

“The passion and desire to raise our team’s name remains strong. We are optimistic about better results this year to be in the top 5 is in our crosshairs,” said Hafizh.

Last year, 28-year-old Hafizh scored a best result of 12th place on two occasions, once in Race 2 at the Autodrom Most and again in the Tissot Superpole Race at the season-ending Australian Round at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

In the meantime, Adam, who competed in the 600cc class in the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) last season and gained experience in the Moto3 World Championship, is looking forward to his new adventure with the support of RCB and MIE Honda Racing in the World Supersports Championship (WSSP).

“It is a great honour for me to compete in the WSSP, and I would like to thank the RCB for their confidence in me.

“I have raced in the 600cc at the ARRC and the CEV, and hope to make full use of the experience to put up my best performance,” said Adam.

source – The Vibes

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