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Top Chinese riders turn out as wild cards in Malaysia

Top Chinese riders turn out as wild cards in Malaysia

Top Chinese riders turn out as wild cards in Malaysia

Two of China's top riders will be wild cards in the Marlboro Grand Prix of Malasia taking place this weekend at the Sepang circuit. Huang Shi Zhao and He Zi Xian, members of the Arlen Ness Yamaha squad, will make their World Championship debuts riding TZMs based out of the Spanish team of D´Antin Yamaha.

The duo are the first representatives of their country to participate in a 250cc Grand Prix event and boast decent sponsorship from Madif Industries and decent lists of past results. In the case of 29 year old Shi Zao, he claimed the 150cc National title in 2000, and has raced overseas before thanks to competing in some rounds of the 1998 Endurance World Championship in Europe, the Asian Championship in Zhuahai during 1999 and has taken honours at the Macau GP. He currently leads the Chinese Supersport series.

The path of Zi Xian, at 27 years of age, is similar to his countryman. He also has experience of the Endurance World Championship as well as the race in Macau. He was crowned 150cc number one the year after Shi Zao in 2001 and finished as runner-up in the 125cc domestic competition a season later. During 2003 he has been on of Shi Zao's rivals in the Supersport category.

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250cc, 2003

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