The 4th series of National Superbike/Supersport Championship. Yup, that was me on the podium 3rd place. :) Not overall race winner off course, but on the novice category. Nevertheless the taste of podium stand holding the trophy was simply electric..
My time further improve to 1:47.672…
Still slower compare to my best time of 1:47.2 during practice but I still thrill to have officially recorded 1:47 during National Championship race. During QTT I clock 1:47.8 so overall lap time I should say I should be pretty comfortable on the 1:47 range.
I still bit dissapointed, though, that I still get overlapped. Matteo, the race winner, is clocking 1:36. Beside Matteo I also being overlapped by Abel (2nd place) and Jayadi (3rd place). I reckon for not to be overlapped I have to lap in the range of 1:44 – 1:45 I think I can do that and let make that as this year target.
To hit 1:45 I think I need to improve in S Kecil and S Besar chichane. During last week practice with a friend, Edy K, he easily overtook me during S Kecil entry, my speed was still too slow coming to the S Kecil. Our braking marker were the same, 200m, yet his rolling speed coming to S Kecil was much faster. The same with S Besar, entry speed was still not fast enough.
Anyhow, Sentul circuit will be closed for Ramadhan months and for some resurfacing works. So there will be no practice time for quite some time. For now let just enjoy the 1:47.. hmmmm who could have though I get from 2:13 during last year Ducati race to 1:47…🙂