On the conclusion of the 2022 Asia Skill Cup (ATC) spherical in Mandalika, Indonesia at the weekend, Malaysian bike racer Hakim Danish emerged champion. That is the primary time a Malaysian has gained the ATC riders’ championship, with Hakim status at the podium seven occasions all through the season, 4 occasions at the most sensible step.
In a difficult fought fight in Race 1 with Shinya Ezawa which noticed the duo swapping puts with Briton Carter Thompson, Hakim ended the day with a slender six level lead over Ezawa. paultan.org spoke to Hakim at the day, with the younger Terengganu lad pronouncing along with his P3 grid get started place, he was once hoping for a fast takeoff in the beginning to position a long way between himself and the pack.
All the way through Race 2, Hakim controlled a blank get started however were given stuck in a fracas, with him brushing fairings with any other rider and shedding some puts. Hakim briefly and effectively carried out a number of overtakes, leaving the remainder of the ATC racers at the back of and chasing down eventual race winner Veda Ega Pratama of Indonesia.
Settling down into 2d place at the back of Pratama who confirmed an admirable flip of velocity, at one level gapping 3rd position finisher Ezawa through nearly 10 seconds, Hakim performed the protected recreation to clinch the championship. “I’m truly proud of this 2022 season. I want to say thanks to all my sponsors, my circle of relatives, ZK Racing crews, Asia Skill Cup crews, and to everybody who supported me. I can paintings tougher and succeed in extra titles sooner or later,” mentioned Hakim.