FIM Asian Road Racing Championships
ARRC 250 Production (AP250)
By Barry Russell
The Asian Road Racing Championship’s 250cc Production class, AP250, is now in a fourth deteriorate and has been providing some of a closest racing on Planet Earth given a initial tour during Sepang in 2015. In any competition we can design to see one second covering a initial 6 to 10 bikes opposite a line.
Notable AP250 graduates embody Thailand’s Nakarin Atiratphuvapat, now in his second deteriorate in Moto3, Apiwat Wongthananon and Gerry Salim, who are now in a CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship and Galang Hendra Pratama, who is racing in World Supersport 300.
Weapons of choice this deteriorate are a beautiful Honda CBR250RR, a Yamaha YZF-R25 and a Kawasaki Ninja 250R, yet Manual Tech KYT is using a usually intensity competition winning immature machine.
RRC Chief Technical Inspector, Paul Dawson, who lives, works and races in Australia, summarized some pivotal technical features, that are utterly opposite to a Superstock form regulations for ASBK Production 300.
ARRC Chief Technical Inspector, Paul Dawson
“There are a far-reaching operation of modifications authorised in AP250. As good as including all those available in ASBK, there is a giveaway choice of ECU, bigger stifle bodies, conduct work, softened cooling and lighter aftermarket wheels. Like a other ARRC classes, however, they are limited to tranquil tyres and fuel.”
In a deficiency of a tip Japanese supplement in a middle category this season, a quarrel is being waged between some of a best immature racers from Thailand and Indonesia.
Although around 12 riders are means of alighting lectern places on any given Saturday or Sunday, there are a few whose category outlines them out as pretension contenders.
At a tip of a list is Yamaha Thailand’s Anuparb Sarmoon, a usually non-Honda supplement consistently means to take a quarrel to a higher CBR250RR during 2017, finishing a tighten third in a final spin showdown.
Yamaha has got behind on even terms this year and Anuparb won a initial competition of 2018 in Thailand; his engine mislaid energy in Race 2, forcing him to settle for fifth, yet he came divided during a tip of a standings.
Muklada Sarapuech, roving for AP Honda Thailand took a Race 2 win during Chang International. It was her initial feat in this hardest of lightweight classes, yet she rose to celebrity as a Asia Dream Cup Champion in 2015.
Muklada’s speed and warlike character is moving a new era of womanlike racers all over Asia and she is certain to win new admirers in Australia.
Both a tip Thai riders have clever organisation friends around them who can make a disproportion when a final path knuckle dusters start flying. Yamaha Thailand’s AP250 rookie for 2018, Kanatat Jaiman, put his possess pen down in a initial spin by holding third place in Race 2, while 20 year-old Peerapong Boonlert claimed a prop of fourth places.
Indonesia has a call of immature riders chasing a successes of final year’s champion, Gerry Salim, and Galang Hendra Pratama. The many marvellous of these is Astra Honda’s 14 year aged prodigy, ‘Super’ Mario Suryo Aji, who set a margin on glow on his entrance during Chang International, subordinate third and finishing second in Race 1, violence his many fanciful organisation mate, Rheza Danica Ahrens, into third place.
Others to watch are former Underbone champion, Rafid Topan Sucipto, and a rarely rated Richard Taroreh.
Providing a usually lurch of greenery in a margin decorated with red Hondas and blue Yamahas is Andy Muhammad Fadly on a Manual Tech KYT Ninja 250R.
During a prior dual seasons a 18 year-old Fadly’s hot-headedness got him into copiousness of difficulty with Race Direction and with his rivals, yet there are signs that his undisguised speed can modify into improved formula this year.
Anuparb Sarmoon travels to The Bend on 36 points, a 5 indicate lead over Muklada and Rafid Topan, who in spin are 5 points transparent of Peerapong and ‘Super’ Mario, who have 26 points apiece.
Wildcard, Zac Levy will join a ravel with Anthony West’s WeBike IKAZUCHI Racing Team.
The final word goes to Supersport 600 wildcard, Broc Pearson. The 17 year-old, who saw copiousness of Asia Production 250 battles during his dual seasons in a Asia Dream Cup, commented.
“I consider it will be a warn to people when they watch a ARRC,” he explained. “The charge in ARRC is totally different. They have a many stronger fighting suggestion and some of a passes they attempt, we wouldn’t even consider of. They are smart, quick and peaceful to put all on a line for a win. we consider what many people will adore is a Underbone 150 category and AP250 category since a fighting and passes in both are crazy. We don’t utterly have that in ASBK, so people examination during Tailem Bend will be on their feet for sure! In AP250 we consider there will be a large organisation during a front, as there are many straights and a lane is utterly off-cambered with many blind corners. For someone to get a win, their charge contingency be really strong, so my theory would be Anuparb for during slightest one victory.”
FIM Asia Road Racing 250 Production Championship Standings
- Anupab Sarmoon (THA) 36
- Muklada Sarapuech (THA) 31
- Rafid Topan Sucipto (INA) 31
- Peerapong Boonlert (THA) 26
- Mario Suryo Aji (INA) 26
- Kanatat Jaiman (THA) 23
- Rheza Danica Ahrens (INA) 23
- Richard Taroreh (INA) 16
- Awhin Sanjaya (INA) 15
- Andy Muhammad Fadly (INA) 15
- Kritchaporn Kaewsonthi (THA) 14
- M. Faerozi (INA) 7
- Anggi Setiawan (INA) 5
- Hafiz Nor Azman (MAS) 4
- Ahmad Afif Amran (MAS) 3
- Hafiza Rofa (MAS) 1
- Khairul Ikhwan Ajis (MAS) 1
FIM Asia Road Racing Championship 250 Production Entry List
- Mario Suryo Aji 16 Astra Honda Racing Team INA Honda
- Md Hafiza Rofa 24 ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team MAS Yamaha
- Adam Fiqrie Bobie Farid 25 ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team MAS Yamaha
- Md Hafiz Nor Azman 30 CKJ Yamaha Racing MAS Yamaha
- Kritchaporn Kaewsonthi 35 A.P. Honda Racing Thailand THA Honda
- Muklada Sarapuech 44 A.P. Honda Racing Thailand THA Honda
- Peerapong Boonlert 45 YAMAHA Thailand Racing TEAM THA Yamaha
- Ahmad Afif Amran 50 CKJ Yamaha Racing MAS Yamaha
- Cao Viet Nam 65 Yuzy Honda Vietnam Racing Team VIE Honda
- Md Danial Syahmi** 66 SIC Junior ZK Racing MAS Kawasaki
- Muhammad Idil Fitri Mahadi 78 SIC Junior ZK Racing MAS Kawasaki
- Sethu Rajiv 80 Idemitsu Honda Racing India by T.Pro Ten10 IND Honda
- Anish Damodara Shetty 81 Idemitsu Honda Racing India by T.Pro Ten10 IND Honda
- Zac Levy*** 87 Puma RV’s AUS Yamaha
- Kanatat Jaiman 90 YAMAHA Thailand Racing TEAM THA Yamaha
- Md. Khairul Ikhwan Ajis 93 ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team MAS Yamaha
- Anggi Setiawan 96 Yamaha Yamalube KYT TJM WR Super Battery INA Yamaha
- Andy Muhammad Fadly 108 Manual Tech KYT Kawasaki Racing INA Kawasaki
- Rheza Danica Ahrens 123 Astra Honda Racing Team INA Honda
- Richard Taroreh 179 YAMAHA Racing Indonesia INA Yamaha
- Awhin Sanjaya 198 Astra Honda Racing Team INA Honda
- Rafid Topan Sucipto 250 Yamaha Yamalube KYT TJM WR Super Battery INA Yamaha
- Suzuki Takashi 410 Team One For All JPN Yamaha
- Anupab Sarmoon 500 YAMAHA Thailand Racing TEAM THA Yamaha
- Chiou Ke-Lung 888 United Oil M-Mate Racing TPE Honda
- M.Faerozi 901 Yamaha Racing Indonesia INA Yamaha