2022 ATC: Hakim Danish first ever Malaysian champ

On the conclusion of the 2022 Asia Expertise Cup (ATC) spherical in Mandalika, Indonesia on the weekend, Malaysian motorbike racer Hakim Danish emerged champion. That is the primary time a Malaysian has gained the ATC riders’ championship, with Hakim standing on the rostrum seven instances throughout the season, 4 instances on the highest step.

In a tough fought battle in Race 1 with Shinya Ezawa which noticed the duo swapping locations with Briton Carter Thompson, Hakim ended the day with a slim six level lead over Ezawa. paultan.org spoke to Hakim on the day, with the younger Terengganu lad saying together with his P3 grid begin place, he hoped for a fast takeoff firstly to place far between himself and the pack.

Throughout Race 2, Hakim managed a clear begin however bought caught in a fracas, with him brushing fairings with one other rider and dropping some locations. Hakim rapidly and efficiently carried out a number of overtakes, leaving the remainder of the ATC racers behind and chasing down eventual race winner Veda Ega Pratama of Indonesia.

Settling down into second place behind Pratama who confirmed an admirable flip of pace, at one level gapping third place finisher Ezawa by nearly 10 seconds, Hakim performed the secure recreation to clinch the championship. “I’m actually proud of this 2022 season. I wish to say thanks to all my sponsors, my household, ZK Racing crews, Asia Expertise Cup crews, and to everybody who supported me. I’ll work more durable and obtain extra titles sooner or later,” stated Hakim.

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