REVS YOUR HEART!!
Yamaha MLT Racing
Team @ 2015 ARRC Round 4: Chang International
Excitement filled our
team as the plane took off from Hong Kong
International Airport taking us to participate
Round 4 of the Asia Road Racing Champion in
Buriram, Thailand. There is a lot of preparation
work, such as: installing new sets of engine,
installing electronic parts, and adjusting a
suitable setting for this new track. Our riders
LI ZHENG PENG and MENG XING BIN must familiarise
themselves with this track as soon as they can.
Practice #26 LI ZHENG PENG
adapted to this circuit quickly in Practice 1,
completing 15 laps with his personal best at
2:00.879. Surely, an ideal result for his first
attempt at the Chang International Circuit. MENG
XING BIN, on the other hand, is still trying to
adjust his rhythm for this track. With two more
practices still to go in the afternoon, both
contestants should be able finish the day with
Qualifying round took place in the morning of
Day 2, in which #26 LI ZHENG PENG and #28 MENG
XING BIN earned 20th and 28th spot on the grid.
Both riders must strive in their first race in
the afternoon for better results.
Race 1 #26 LI ZHENG PENG had a noticeable
improvement in Race 1, he defended his position
and improved his skills in battling positions
with other riders. This was a very intense and
action-packed race, it was challenging to finish
in 15th position amongst 32 other riders. LI
will have to put himself out for a very good
start tomorrow so as to keep up with the top
group if he wishes to push forward his position
to top ten.
Our other rider #28 MENG
XING BIN showed considerable improvement as
well, finishing 22nd with 20’22.212- This was a
huge improvement for him! MENG hopes to
improvise his turns, and aims to move forward
his rank to the top 15 at tomorrow’s race.
Asia Road Racing Championship has enabled
the team and both riders to higher progression.
If more Chinese riders participated, it would
allow more riders to advance and enhance their
Race 2 #26 LI ZHENG PENG
has shown great consistency, maintaining his
attitude and position from race 1. He defended
his position in the second group among 16 other
riders, battling back and forth throughout the
race. The competition in this group was tight
and intense, racing so closely to each other,
causing riders off the track and falls.
the last two laps of the race, riders began to
pick up their pace and put in their best effort
to the finishing line . #26 LI ZHENG PENG was
approximately positioned thirteenth when three
riders in front of him collided and crashed.
Battling to proceed to the first group was still
possible for LI until one of the riders hit LI’s
front wheel causing his bike crash out at the
Meanwhile in the third group, #28
MENG XING BIN and the other Korean rider (#88)
was intensely battling back and forth. MENG
finished eighteenth- which is a remarkable
improvement from yesterday.
thanks to our sponsors and supporters,
especially Mr. ZHANG BAO ZHONG from DYNAVOLT and
their Thailand region agents supporting our team
at the event. Our other sponsors and supporters:
VANHOOL, HJC, SIDI, ACTIVE and DYNOJET. Last but
not least, many thanks to MLT YAMAHA Team
members. We have done a great job! Let us keep
it up at our next stop: Qatar night race- Losail
International Circuit. We will strive and
advance to our goal! YAMAHA REVS YOUR HEART!!