Zaidy Mohd Zaifaizal has admitted a sense of relief having finished the past two rounds on the podium and he aims to continue battling at the front of the CP115 field in Round Four of the PETRONAS AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship at Stadium Hang Jebat in Malacca this 31 May and 1 June.
The Motul Yamaha YY Pang rider has generally struggled to find a strong pace in the past three seasons, marred by a series of multiple DNF and DNS.
He last recorded a victory in 2011 and it was only in Terengganu two weeks ago Zaidy returned back to the top step of the podium having finished the previous round in Muar in second place.
Not only did Zaidy earned bragging rights that weekend but it also puts him in the lead of the CP115 standings with 58 points, six points ahead Mohd Izzat Zaidi Salehan (52 points) and and 10 points ahead of Tengku Amirul Haffiruddin (48 points), both of which his teammates.
“Getting back in form is certainly very encouraging,” said Zaidy.
“The past two years has been very disappointing. We faced a lot of troubles from uncompetitive setup to repeatedly making wrong race strategies. Besides that, I had some personal problems to deal with as well and this affected my performance. However I do not blame anybody but myself over what has happened.”
“Now that I have rediscovered my form, I aim to keep winning or at least finish the remaining races on the podium, including this weekend’s race at Malacca,” he added.
Zaidy went as far to say he has his sights on clinching the CP115 title that has eluded him for five years having graduated the age-capped WIRA class in 2008.
“Winning the championship would be a dream come true. We have all the right recipes, there is no reason why we can’t win the crown this year,” said the 24-year old.