Seasoned CP130 contender, Ahmad Fazli Sham said he was delighted to rediscover the form he once lost as the PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship heads to Kluang, Johor for Round Six this weekend.
The PETRONAS Yamaha Maju Motor managed to reproduce his aggressive riding method in the national championship after three difficult years, taking two podiums from the first five rounds in Muar (Round 2) and Terengganu (Round 3).
He followed up the podium finish with an eighth place finish in Melaka (Round 4) and 11th in Temerloh, earning fifth spot in the standings with 53 points.
Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi (Givi Honda Yuzy Racing) who has won four out of the first five rounds leads the championship with 100 points.
Boosting his confidence further, Fazli Sham impressed in the Asia Road Racing Championship in Japan last weekend when he bagged a double podium in the Underbone 130cc category coming in second in Race 1 and third in Race 2.
“I am happy to return with a good performance after three below par seasons. It was a tough phase and I used to feel bad about it. But I kept pushing,” said Fazli Sham.
“The team played a major role of bringing back that touch as well. Internally we are more structured and the engineers have been doing a great job building a bike that can finally challenge the Hondas. As a result we’ve picked up two podiums in Cub Prix and three in the ARRC,” he added.
Speaking about his expectations for the race this weekend, Fazli Sham commented, “Kluang is a technical track but with the competitive package we have, I am quite confident we can fight for the podium.”