RCB, a strong supporter of motorsports development in Malaysia, has announced its continued sponsorship and support for two of the country’s top motorcycling racers, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah and Adam Norrodin Ibrahim, as they compete in the 2023 World Superbike Championship (WSBK) set to take place in Phillip Island, Australia from 24th to 26th February. Hafizh Syahrin will be competing in the premier 1000cc Superbike category for a second season with the MIE Racing Honda Team, while Adam, previously with ZK Racing, will be making his debut in the 600cc Supersport Championship.
The Group CEO, Bruce Lee Cong Quan, stated at a press conference and signing ceremony that they are proud to support the racers and are confident in their potential to reach new heights in the WSBK season.
He also hopes for a positive return on investment for the RCB brand, and for the racers to provide valuable insights and feedback for the company’s product development. The RCB is a subsidiary brand of the MKA Group, which is committed to providing support for international motorcycle racing teams and Malaysian CubPrix riders.
RCB is honored and satisfied with the outcomes from their involvement in the world motorcycle racing championships, and the advancements in the sport. RCB has been collaborating with leading teams in the MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™, and WSBK™ World Championships to enhance their research and development (R&D) efforts for the industry’s progress. The event today is another demonstration of RCB’s dedication, the CEO said.
Hafizh expressed his gratitude for the sponsorship and stated that the continued support from RCB and a full year of experience in the WSBK last season with MIE Racing Honda will give him the necessary tools to make a greater impact in the 2023 season. He scored points on four occasions, finishing 23rd in the Championship standings after outscoring his teammate Leandro Mercado. He achieved a best result of 12th place on two occasions, once in Race 2 at the Autodrom Most and again in the Tissot Superpole Race at the season-ending Australian Round at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. He wants to be in the top 5 and is optimistic for better results this year.
Adam, who competed in the 600cc in Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) last season and has experience in the Moto3 World Championship, is excited about his new opportunity with the support of RCB and MIE Honda Racing in the World Supersports Championship (WSSP). He is honored to compete in the WSSP and hopes to make full use of his experience to give his best performance.