Race 3 and Race 4 for the Malaysia Superseries and the Ninja 250R Cup Championship is scheduled to be held on the 20th and 21st of September 2014.
After a long two months break the 20 Ninja riders are back for Race 3 and Race 4.
At today’s briefing, Steven Ong the CEO of Bikeart Racing Academy said ” Ninja Riders should take the opportunity at this Practice Session to check up and ensure that the bikes are up to their expectations, familiarise themselves with the track and to mentally prepare for Race 3 and Race 4.”
Enclosed are some images taken today’s Practice Session.
In the 2nd Round of the Malaysian Superbike Series held at Sepang International Circuit in June 2014, riders from Bikeart Racing continued to dominate the 600cc Supersports Series. All the riders managed to clock in the fastest lap equivalent to the times clocked in by those in the 1000cc categories.
Results of the 2 Races in Round 2 are as follows: Note: #23, #83, #50, #53 #92 #40 are Bikeart Riders
As part of the SIC Ninja 250R Championship training programme, all participants are required to undergo a Fitness Assessment each round to ensure that riders maintain their training regime and be fit to race.
The training and assessment programme is carried independently by Rebel Bootcamp and riders who fail to keep up to mark in their assessment may be required to leave the programme for safety reasons as they might be endangering the lives of their team mates.
On the sideline of the FIM World Superbike Malaysia Round held in held on the 6th to 8th of June, 2014 the Sepang International Circuit organised a Meet Mick Doohan session to enable young and new riders to hear from the 5 time World 500cc Champion Mick Doohan on any aspect of motorbike racing.
In this short clip, Mick talks about how he approaches each championship and how he trains to keep fit for the race. Steven Ong, the CEO of Bikeart Racing helped to translate Mick speech.
Results of Rebel June Fitness Assessment
In conjunction with the FIM World Superbike Championship, Malaysian Round, the Sepang International Circuit organised a dialogue session with the legendary Mick Doohan for the 20 Ninja 250R Cup riders.
Michael Doohan – Best known in Australia and around the world as five times Moto GP World Champion 1994 to 1998, and holding four world records in 1997 for his outstanding racing achievements. Mick Doohan has been awarded many honours in his career from Order of Australia in 1996, to being placed in the Australian Sports Hall of Fame three times.
After retiring in 1999, Mick’s interests remained with the racing circuit, however he later turned his sights to aviation by gaining his helicopter pilots licence. Further, Mick’s achievements in business has grown in both Australian and International markets to include ventures in aviation, entertainment, and real estate.
The 20 Ninja 250R Riders from Bikeart Racing Academy were taken on a special Paddock Walk by non other than the CEO of Sepang International Circuit, affectionately addressed simply as Dato Razlan. The walk is testament of the great interests, SIC places on young and new riders. The Paddock Walk was in conjunction with the2014 FIM World SuperBike Championship held at SIC
In this short clip, Dato Razlan explains the rationale behind the Ninja 250R Cup:
The 3rd season for the Kawasaki Ninja 250R Cup which was scheduled to commence in May 2014, but postponed due to technical issues finally came to a grand start on June the 7th and 8th as support races for the 2014 FIM WorldSBK Championship.
The selected 20 riders have put on the pace since April and have had quite a few practice runs on the Sepang tracks and have attended sessions on track rules, regulations, safety, starting procedures and mental and physical preparations for each the race.
#97 Muhammad Fairuz Nasir and #71 Muhammad Hamizan clinched the Championship in both races coming out 1st and 2nd respectively in both races. It was a tight neck to neck race for both the riders who are part of the 2013 Ninja 250R Cup. Both have shown tremendous progress in riding skills and were mentally and physically prepared for the challenge despite the super hot Malaysian weather.
Results for Race 1 and Race 2:
20 participants have been selected to take part in the Ninja 250R Championship starting in June 2014. On 26th May, the organisers, Bikeart Racing Academy held a full day of training and practice for the 20 riders.
There are a total of 14 new riders in additional to the 6 riders from the 2013 Ninja 250R Championship. All participants are within the 14 to 17 years age group.
Today’s session included discussions on track safety, track rules and regulations, pit speed limit, starting procedures, rider skills and techniques on the track, warm up and stretching exercises before and after each race.
Today’s training was conducted by Steven Ong (CEO of Bikeart), Zamani Baharuddin (Team Captain and Trainer), Siti Norafizah (Trainer) and Muahammad Fadli (Trainer)
Fresh from the completion of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R Cup Championship in 2012 and 2013, Siti Norafizah (#95) took the number one spot in the Open 250 Category in both Race 1 and Race 2 of the Malaysian Super Series 2014 held at the Sepang International Circuit on 17th and 18th of May. This Round is the first of the five MSS races for the year 2014.
Another Bikeart rider Muhammad Fazli (#89) came in third in both of the above races.
Their race statistics are as follows:
Rider Name Total Time No of Laps Best Time Bike Model
#95 Siti Norafizah 21:54:593 8 2:41:795 Kawasaki Ninja 250
#89 Muhammad Fazli 22:12:572 8 2:43:437 Kawaasaki Ninja 250
#95 Siti Norafizah 21:48:252 8 2:40:843 Kawasaki Ninja 250
#89 Muhammad Fazli 22:01:689 8 2:41:537 Kawaasaki Ninja 250