Date: April 19, , 2015
Circuit: Circuit of Termas de Rio Hindo
PETRONAS Raceline Malaysia’s manager, Barry Leong was also satisfied with the results Hafizh reeled in the Argentina Grand Prix.
“The team is really happy with the results today. Another top 10 in the bag is pretty rewarding for us. It’s just unfortunate Hafizh got caught up behind Corsi when he crashed. Should Hafizh had that chance to hold his opening lap position place, it would be another chapter totally in the race. Furthermore our boy recorded seventh fastest for best lap and that is concrete proof he is fast and highly capable of sticking with the front group. Anyway, we are heading back to Europe and next round would be the tough Jerez GP.”
Weather: Cool and Dry
Air Temp: 23°C
Best Lap: 1:43.349
No of Laps :23
Overall position : 9th
Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman delivered a commendable run as he finished the hyper-competitive Moto2 race 17th in the Argentina Grand Prix that took place under overcast conditions on Sunday.
The Idemitsu Honda Team Asia rider started from ninth row (grid 25) improved by eight position, completing the gruelling 23-lap race in 40’11.034s. Azlan was gunning for points but strong wind towards the end of the race hampered his efforts.
Meanwhile teammate, Takaaki Nakagami who showed good pace in the warm-up on Sunday morning struggled during the race and finished three positions behind Azlan.
The South American round that took place at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit was won by Frenchman, Johann Zarco who led from start to finish, securing his maiden intermediate class victory in 39’44.497s with Alex Rins and Sam Lowes completing the podium steps.
“It was a very difficult outing but I am satisfied about the quality of the race here in Argentina. I nearly reached 15th position to get the points and I was able to keep a good rhythm through the weekend. I want to get the point at the next race with same pace which I had,” said Azlan.
Team manager, Tadayuki Okada said, “Azlan did not make a good start but quickly moved up to 16th and kept a consistent, competitive pace throughout the race. I am just a bit disappointed that he missed the points due to strong wind. For the next race, we have to review our approach and find more ways to bridge the gap with the frontrunners.”