KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 -- National Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah could only finish 19th out of 27 riders at the Aragon Grand Prix (GP) at the Aragon Circuit in Spain today.
The Aspar Team Moto2 rider clocked 40 minutes and 00.963 seconds in the 21-lap race and failed to collect any point.
"I tried to push myself but, in the end, it didn’t work out for me. The technical crew kept changing the bike set-up in every session to ensure I was comfortable riding it.
"Today's result is not what I wanted and I apologise to the fans. Hopefully, we can bounce back in the next race at the same circuit," said the 26-year-old rider in an audio recording made available to the media.
Hafizh Syahrin remains in 21st spot in the Moto2 World Championship standings with 18 points after 11 races.
Briton Sam Lowes, of EG 0.0 Marc VDS, claimed his maiden victory of the season by romping home in 39:33.202, followed by Italian Enea Bastianini of Italtrans Racing Team (4.195 seconds behind) and Spaniard Jorge Martin (4.340 seconds behind) in second and third spots respectively.
It was Lowes’ fourth podium finish after finishing second in the Czech Republic GP and Catalunya GP as well as third in the Emilia Romagna GP in Italy.
Another Malaysian rider, Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin, of OneXoX TKKR SAG Team, clocked 40:31.380 to finish 25th out of 27 riders and remain pointless after 11 races.
The Aragon Circuit will host the Teruel GP from Oct 23-25.
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