Motorsport, MotoGP

Malaysia’s pride Hafizh Syahrin emerge as champion in Spain

Back in February, Malaysia’s Grand Prix racer Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah bagged the People’s Choice Award at Malaysia’s first motorsports awards, the SIC-MAM Awards after an impressive year on the tracks.

The 23-year old, also known as Malaysia’s King of the Pocket Bikes, competes in the Moto2 category and has taken Malaysia to various international arena over the years.

He recently made Malaysia proud again by winning the Moto2 European Championship at the Circuit de Albacete on Sunday.

The young racer outclassed his rivals Hector Garzo and Augusto Fernandez as he completed the 20-lap race in 31:13.926. Garzo and Augusto finished second and third respectively.

“This is good training for me ahead of the European races in the World Championship (starting with the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez next weekend).” The Star quoted Hafizh Syahrin as saying.

Photo: Team MAS Twitter

“I am grateful to Petronas for getting a wildcard for me to race in the European Championship.”

Hafizh Syahrin is currently ranked 14th in the Moto2 World Champion­ship overall standings.

“This win is for Malaysia, my fans and my sponsors.” he added.

Hafizh Syahrin also said that this win will help him to do better in future tournaments, especially in the impending World Championship.

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