HODGSON TOPS QUALIFYING
When it was announced that the 11-time UK Supermoto Champion, Chris Hodgson, will again race in Malaysia, fans looked forward to a master class display of supermoto riding skills. Then when Hodgson’s compatriot, Lewis Cornish confirmed his participation as well, fans knew sparks were going to fly.
Hodgson traded fastest laps with compatriot Lewis Cornish who finished second fastest.
Gabit Saleh fastest Malaysian after Super Chrono.
The weather had stayed blazing hot up to mid-afternoon when the heavens opened up for a brief shower. Fortunately, the hot tarmac dried quickly and the dirt section stayed open.
Hodgson had been fast from the get-go as he adapted to the track quickly, “ASG plus the FIM Asia organized a great event. I found the track suited my riding immediately.” He had posted the fastest time of 54.310s in the first Free Practice, then knocked off 0.5s to record 53.833s in the second Free Practice session, pared off another 0.8s to record 52.998s in Qualifying before ultimately dropping under the 52s mark by turning in a blistering 51.163s.
Richard Dibben came back from a heartbreaking DNS (Did Not Start) in Round 3 to claim the third fastest time, but not without some drama. He crashed in Qualifying and Super Chrono, but suffered no motorcycle and physical damage, thankfully. He posted 53.498s in Qualifying then rode steadily during Super Chrono, settling on conservative 53.628s.
FIM Asia Supermoto Championship is organised by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, CW Media Sdn Bhd and E-Plus Entertainment Productions (M) Sdn Bhd, with international supporters from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Major Events, Selangor State Government, Shah Alam City Council, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Destination NSW, Tourism Hunter, Newcastle City Council, FIM Asia, Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM), KYT, KTM Malaysia,Premium World Motorsports (PWM) Sdn Bhd, official distributor of Husqvarna in Malaysia, RK South Asia Sdn Bhd, Liputan6.com, Bola.com, Vidio.com and iM4U.
For more information, visit http://supermotoasia.com.
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