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Boon Siew Honda to field 2 teams in the 2022 Asia Road Racing Championship

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Kuala Lumpur, 4th March 2022 – Boon Siew Honda will be fielding 2 teams in the 2022 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, joining the SuperSports 600cc, and Asia Production AP250cc class as the focus of the team’s talent development programme after 2 years break due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Boon Siew Honda Racing Team will continue to challenge the SS600 crown with Azroy Hakeem Anuar, Helmi Azman, and the return of Khairul Idham Pawi also known as SuperKIP to the starting grid. SuperKIP is well known in Malaysia when he became the first ever Malaysian rider to win in the MotoGP race twice in the Moto3 category in 2016. With the current lineup, the team will be looking to secure the SS600cc class title once again using the latest CBR600RR racing machine which is making its full debut this year in the ARRC. The performance of this latest race machine has also proven itself with championship wins for 2 consecutive year in Japan.

Meanwhile, Idemitsu Boon Siew Honda Racing Team will be lining up a new rising star, Idlan Haqimi alongside another soon-to-be announced rider for AP250 class. With 2 riders in this class, the team also aims to challenge for the AP250 title.

Boon Siew Honda Racing Team (SS600)

Joel Tan | Team Manager

“The Honda CBR600RR machine will be making its full season debut with Khairul Idham Pawi as our 3rd rider alongside Azroy Hakeem Anuar and Helmi Azman.It is very exciting to see Khairul Idham Pawi joining the team and we will be utilising his experience for upcoming races this year. With the current lineup, we are aiming for the Overall Championship once again.”

Azroy Hakeem Anuar – #20 | Team Rider

“Going into my third full season in the SS600 and with the new CBR600RR machine, I am ready to face any challenges and aim higher for the overall championship. My appreciation to Boon Siew Honda team for their continued trust and support to me in the ARRC 2022.”

Helmi Azman – #32 | Team Rider

“I’m impressed with the bikes set up during the private practice recently and I look forward to another great season with my Boon Siew Honda Racing teammates in the ARRC. With the new bike and Khairul Idham Pawi joining us, I’m looking forward to a much stronger performance this year as a team and I will be aiming for a podium finish at every race”

Idemitsu Boon Siew Honda Racing Team (AP250)

Zulhelmi Ahmad | Team Manager

“Even though we are new to the AP250, I have strong confidence in our riders and our Honda CBR250RR bikes. Thanks to Boon Siew Honda management, sponsors and technical team for their massive support towards the team. We are optimistic about our capabilities in competing among elites and will continue our commitment in raising local talents.”

Idlan Haqimi – #19 | Team Rider

“I would like to thank Boon Siew Honda for giving me the opportunity to race a full season in AP250. Last year I had a great experience with the machine. This is my debut season in the competitive class, my goal is to finish strong in every circuit in the pursuit of my dreams in becoming MotoGP rider with Honda.”

FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC)

Team Machine Rider Age Nationality Career Honours
Boon Siew Honda Racing Team Honda CBR600R Azroy Hakeem Anuar 23 Malaysia CHAMPION – CP150 Overall Champion (Cub Prix ‘20) – MSBK600 Champion (MSBK ’19)
Helmi Azman 23 Malaysia CHAMPION – CP150 Overall Champion (Cub Prix ‘19) – CP150 Overall Champion (ARRC ‘18) – Malaysian Super Series MGP3 (2014)
Khairul Idham Pawi 24 Malaysia CHAMPION – Moto3 Race Winner (Argentina & Germany 2016) – Asia Dream Cup Winner (2014)

AP250

Team Machine Rider Age Nationality Career Honours

Idemitsu Boon Siew Honda Racing Team

Honda CBR250RR

Idlan Haqimi Raduan

18 Malaysia CHAMPION – AP250 Race 1 Winner (ARRC 2020) – Honda One Make Race Challenge Champion (2018)
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