Azroy Hakeem Anuar delivered an emotional win at Round 1 of the 2019 PETRONAS Malaysian Cub Prix Championship in Jasin, Melaka last weekend.
It was a multi-faceted victory that had been a long time in the coming – a personal first CP150 win for the 20-year-old rider, as well as the first premiere class victory for team Idemitsu Honda Yuzy Racing and the Honda marquee.
Azroy started the 20-lap race from third on the grid but quickly got past polesitter Md Iqbal Amri Abd Malek on the second lap.
However, Azroy was unable to shake fellow Honda competitor Mohd Helmi Azman off his tail. While the two younger riders duked it out at the front of the group, Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi who has returned to Cub Prix after a year’s hiatus, kept defending champion Ahmad Afif Amran bottled up in fourth place.
The three Honda riders kept the lead right up to the chequered flag with Azroy bringing down the chequered flag at 16’02.227s, 0.712s ahead of second placed Helmi. Zaqhwan Zaidi booked the final spot on the podium in third place with 16’09.377s.
“It feels great to be in contention for the podium again and I’m happy to deliver this win to our team principal, Shahrol Yuzy and our hardworking crew who had never stopped working towards regaining our competitive edge,” said Azroy.
The CP115 final was easily won by Md Fareez Afeez Abd Rahman from team Motul Yamaha YY Pang while Md Zaki A. Zamri put in an inch-perfect performance in the Wira Final.
1 Azroy Hakeem Anuar (SGR) Idemitsu Honda Yuzy Racing 16:02.227
2 Md Helmi Azman (SGR) Hi Rev SCK Honda Racing 16:02.939
3 Md Zaqhwan Zaidi (SGR) Idemitsu Honda Yuzy Racing 16:09.377
4 Ahmad Afif Amran (TRG) PETRONAS Sprinta Yamaha – CKJ Racing 16:09.444
5 Ahmad Fazrul Sham (PRK) AHM Motorsports Yamaha Racing Team 16:14.834
1 Md Fareez Afeez Abd Rahman (JHR) Motul Yamaha YY Pang Racing 12:31.825s
2 Ahmad Syukran Aizat Md Yusoff (TRG) PETRONAS Sprinta Yamaha – CKJ Racing 12:34.962s
3 Md Syarifuddin Azman (SGR) Idemitsu Kozi DFZ Yam Honda Racing 12:35.454s
4 Md Faiz Zekri Sabri (PNG) ONEXOX SAG Team 12:38.111s
5 Md Khairi Asyraf Mahmood (JHR) Motul Yamaha YY Pang Racing 12:40.976s
1. Md Zaki A. Zamri (SGR) Persendirian 10’24.219s
2. Md Afizat Supaat (SGR) Super KIP Motorsports 10’24.355s
3. Md Sharul Ezwan M Sharil (SGR) AFB TECH Racing 10’24.493s
4. Md Adib M. Asri (JHR) ELF Koyoko Honda KC Racing Team 10’24.941s
5. Md Norhakim M Norhafizullah (KTN) ONEXOX SAG Team 10’25.759s