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Success of Two Brothers, Rookie Aldi Satya Mahendra Finish 4th (AP250), Galang Hendra 5th Position (SS600) ARRC Sepang


Rookie or newcomer to the Asia Production 250 (AP250) race at the Asia Road Racing Championship 2022 (ARRC 2022) Aldi Satya Mahendra is increasingly showing his potential. He continues to fight all out among the senior riders.

This Yamaha Racing Indonesia (YRI) team rider successfully finished 4th in the 2nd race of the AP250, Sunday (29 May 2022). Aldi was close to the podium because it was only relatively thin with the 3rd finisher. It is understandable that Aldi, who is still 15 years old, was racing from the 12th starting grid.

From the start, Aldi was able to consistently be on the racing line and set the right strategy for tire and engine performance, especially in the last 2-3 laps.

Aldi’s best time was 2 minutes 26.697 seconds, even this is better than the riders who reached the podium 1, 2 and 3. In the first race, Aldi, who is a rider from Yogyakarta, managed to finish the race in the 5th row. Aldi is currently ranked 5th in the AP250 standings.

“Thank God (Alhamdulillah), I feel happy after finishing Round 2 because I was able to get 4th position from the 12th starting grid  in Race 2. Thank God I was also able to finish well and get points. My prayers and hopes for the next series, I will be more careful and hopefully later I can add points so I can get a podium,” said Aldi Satya Mahendra.

Aldi’s teammate in the AP250 category, namely Anggi Setiawan, crashed in the middle of the lap. He was in a very potential position because the fighter from Palu, Central Sulawesi was also in the front row.

“In Round 2, the result was not satisfactory, even though during Qualifying I got the top group, namely on grid 3, but during Race 2 it seemed that I had no luck because I had a crash. I had a crash due to the front brake reflex, so I lost control. My hopes and prayers are for the next series to be safe and of course to get a podium,” said Anggi Setiawan.

On the other hand, Galang Hendra Pratama who competed in the Supersports 600 (SS600) class managed to get into the top 5 in Race 2. Galang Hendra Pratama who is also the older brother of Aldi Satya Mahendra became the best rider among the Yamaha YZF-R6 riders.

“The weather during Race 2 was very hot and the situation was different from Race 1 yesterday. My settings were not optimal during Race 2 because the extreme temperature changes also made my motorbike performance less than optimal because it lost grip on the front. The results in Race 2 I managed to get 5th position which was also my target. In Race 2, I am not satisfied because I managed to get 5th position due to many riders falling. We’ve tried our best, but this is a race where sometimes we can get lucky too. In this second series, we have obtained a lot of data, and now we are focusing on testing and making improvements for the next series,” said Galang Hendra Pratama.

Galang’s best time was 2 minutes 12,100 seconds. Meanwhile, M. Faerozi was unable to finish the race due to a crash during Qualifying. The positions of Galang Hendra Pratama and M. Faerozi in SS600 standing points are in 7th and 14th respectively.

“I feel less satisfied in Round 2 and not very happy because I couldn't take part in Race 1 and Race 2 because I fell during Qualifying. However, thank God I was still given safety and hopefully I can recover quickly so I can practice again. My prayers and hopes for the next series, hopefully I can give the best results for Yamaha Racing Indonesia and can be better than the previous series,” said M. Faerozi Toreqotullah.

We ask for support from the Indonesian people for the Yamaha Racing Indonesia (YRI) team. Hopefully in the future we can achieve better by reaching the podium so that to bring the name of Indonesia in the ARRC 2022 racing arena.

“Untuk Merah Putih Semakin Di Depan! YAMAHA Full Gaspoll! Let’s Shift Up Go Beyond 2022”

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