ASK Round 4, 2011 – Report

Speedway PLUS, Subang, Malaysia – September 24-25, 2011

Categories:

  • Yamaha Cadet
  • Yamaha Junior
  • KF3
  • 125 Open
  • Sonik Sport (including Masters sub-category)
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The event attracted a total of 42 entries from 8 countries – 5 entries in Cadet, 8 in Junior, 8 in KF3, 8 in the 125 Open and 16 in Sonik Sport (one of which also raced in Junior and two raced in KF3).

Format:

Qualifying, Heat 1, Heat 2
Pre-Final, Final for KF3 and 125 Open

Qualifying, Race 1, Race 2 for Yamaha Cadet and Yamaha Junior

Qualifying, Race 1, Race 2, Race 3 for Sonik Sport

Five podium places for all categories.

Yamaha Cadet:

In qualifying, Kush Maini took pole ahead of Ryuta Euda and Faris Anwar Redza. In Race 1, Kush just took the flag ahead of Ryuta. Faris did not finish leaving third place to Muizzuddin Musyaffa. Race 2 saw Ryuta take an early lead which he maintained until the end. Kush came in second three seconds behind with Muizzuddin another 15 seconds behind him. Faris had technical problems which forced him to come into the pits for repairs. Though he restarted and finished the race, he was a lap down.

Yamaha Junior:

Qualifying was close, but first place was taken by Syazwan Mohd Noor  followed by Luqman Zulkarmain and Ahmed Raief Syafi. Race 1 was a difficult race to get going – after a warm up lap and three scrappy formation laps, the race was red flagged and after a talk by the CoC, Luqman was removed from the grid and the race started. Syazwan took first, followed by Ahmed Raief and Long Mohamad Nor Ariff.  Racing was very close in Race 2 with Syazwan taking first just 0.2 of a second ahead of Luqman. Jehan Daruvala came in 3rd.  Long Mohamad did not start this race and Dharil Zahim went out on the first corner and was unable to restart.

KF3:

Arjun Maini claimed first in qualifying closely followed by Daniel Woodroof and Jehan Daruvala. In Heat 1 Daniel was in the lead by the first corner but couldn’t hold the place and dropped to 4th by the end of the first lap. This put Arjun into the lead and he opened up quite a gap to second place Jehan. Mitchell Cheah and Daniel battled it out for 3rd and 4th, swopping positions several times but at the chequered flag it was Arjun, Jehan and Daniel in the first three spots. No change in Heat 2 – Arjun, Jehan and Daniel took the top three places. Karen Tan had a spin on the first corner in the Pre-Final but managed to restart the race. Jehan and Arjun pulled away from the other drivers and battled it out at the front with Arjun taking first place. Daniel battled with Krishnaraj Mahadik for 3rd place with Daniel eventually taking the place. In the Final, Arjun led from start to finish. Daniel battled past Jehan and Krishnaraj to take second and Krishnaraj came in third.

125 Open:

Calvin Wong took first in qualifying over a second ahead of Alessandra Madrigal and Tanapon Nokkaew. In Heat 1, Calvin quickly opened up a lead and remained in first for the whole race. Alessandra and Tanapon battled it out for 2nd and 3rd places but eventually Tanapon took second to cross the line just ahead of Alessandra. Bryan Homi Mehta made a charge in Heat 2 and quickly got into the lead and stayed there. He was followed to the line by Alessandra and Calvin. Only five karts finished the Pre-Final – Brendan Anthony, Izzat Hanif and Calvin Wong did not finish.  The race was won by Bryan, followed by Tanapon and Alessandra. In the Final, Alessandra and Rahul Raj Mayer crashed in the first corner. Alessandra managed to restart but in last place, Rahul did not finish. Tanapon and Brendan also dnf’d.  It was a comfortable win for Bryan, two seconds ahead of Calvin, with Mikhail Razak another seven seconds behind him.

Sonik Sport:

In qualifying Daniel Woodroof (a new entrant in this category) came first followed by Nik Azri Syazwi and Syazwan Mohd Noor.  In Race 1 the top seven karts were close and battled hard to the end. Nik Azri crossed the line first followed by Daniel Woodroof. In the last lap Gabriel A. Dwisatria passed Syazwan for third place. It was a reverse grid for Race 2. Daniel Woodroof quickly made his way to the front and crossed the line first almost seven seconds ahead of Ameya Bafna, closely followed by Syazwan. Nik Azri collided with Ameya and had to settle for 5th place. In the final race, Nik Azri’s kart would not start and he dropped to the back of the field. Daniel led from start to finish opening up a three second gap to Timothy Yeo and Lee Wai Cong.