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Petronas unveil Sepang Moto2 wild card bike

Petronas unveil Sepang Moto2 wild card bike

Mohammad Zamri Baba will ride the Moriwaki machine of the Petronas SIC TWMR Malaysia team this weekend at Sepang.

A close collaboration between Petronas, Sepang International Circuit, Two Wheels Motor Racing, Hong Leong Yamaha Motor and Moriwaki Engineering has led to the formation of the Petronas SIC TWMR Malaysia team, which will compete as a Moto2 wild card entry at this weekend’s Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and whose bike was unveiled in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Riding the bike and bearing the number 87 will be Mohamad Zamri Baba from Petronas Yamaha Malaysia, one of the country’s top riders and who currently competes in the premier CP130 category of the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championship and the SuperSports 600cc Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC).

General Manager Petronas Motorsports, Puan Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz, said at the unveiling ceremony: “This is the result of the collective effort, long-term commitment and hard work of all the partners involved, the teams, the riders and also the media! It is my hope that we can continue in our efforts to maintain this momentum, to achieve the objective of producing a pool of talented riders capable of bringing the racing challenge to the world’s best!”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Kementerian Belia Dan Sukan, AAM, Two Wheels Motor Racing, Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia, Sepang International Circuit, Dunlop and all the other partners for throwing their support behind this project to put a Malaysian rider on the Moto2 grid. Our thanks and gratitude also go to Moriwaki Engineering for collaborating with us on this project.”

Ron Hogg, TWMR Promotions Director, added: “The rationale behind the programme is to provide local riders the opportunity to proceed on to the world stage. I am delighted to see we’ve followed through with Zamri being announced as the first Malaysian to participate in Moto2. I hope in future we will be able to scale greater heights and it would be great to see more Malaysian riders making waves at the international level.”

Tags:
Moto2, 2010, SHELL ADVANCE MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Petronas SIC TWMR Malaysia

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