August 10th, 2011
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Road rage concludes

The most prestigious two-wheeler racing event Asia Road Racing Championship 2011, at the Madras Motor Race Track at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, concluded on August 7. The Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) is the only international two-wheeler racing event held in India. The races are of two categories the under bone 115cc and the Super Sports 600cc categories.

This is the third consecutive year that Chennai will be hosting the event. Nearly hundred participants from India, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Japan and Australia had shown their interest in the 600 cc race. ‘We are offering spectators free admission for this outstanding race with the hope of further raising the interest for two- wheeler racing in India’, event promoter, Ron Hogg commented.

‘I am very happy to finish in second place in Madras. Well, here the weather condition is very hot. The track is very technical and bumpy. So, it is very technical for me,’ said Azian Shah Kamaruzaman from Malaysia, who finished second in 600 cc categories.

Despite missing out Round 2, Decha Kraisart of Thailand in his Super Sports 600cc campaign as he put on a tremendous performance by winning both Race 1 and 2 in the Super Sports 600cc categories.

As for the under bone 115cc category, Rafid Topan Sucipto took full advantage of his pole position and stormed into victory in both the races. The 17-year old rider completed the 10-lap race in a total time of 20:11.485s, 8.190s ahead of Hadi Wijaya. Hadi of Kawasaki NHK Rextor Manual Tech rider was happy to settle for the second placing with the total time of 20:19.675s. Meanwhile, Mohd Ramdan Mohd Rosli (PETRONAS Syntium Yamaha Moto AHM) who only joins in this round managed to finish the race third with the total time of 20:22.058s.

The Asia Road Racing Championship conducts six rounds across the world. First two rounds were held in Malaysia and Indonesia, third in India, the fourth would be held in Japan, fifth in China and the final round will be held in Qatar.


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