SATC NEWS: 2015 SHELL TALENT CUP SELECTION DAY TWO

SATC NEWS: 2015 SHELL TALENT CUP SELECTION DAY TWO

Location: Sepang International Karting Circuit

Day Two saw a bright and clear dawn saw 37 Malaysian riders who made the shortlist for the second day selection.

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Day 2 Malaysian ATC selection joined by Moto3 rider Khairuddin Zulfahmi
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Alpinestar Rudee inspecting the riders safety gears before their qualifying session
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#118 NASHA EDZIERA BINTI MUHAMMAD BAHAUDDIN MAL

The riders split into three groups and were each given three sessions on track where they could try to find the limit of the race-prepared Honda Future 125 machines around the tight and twisty track.

After selection for the best 12 Malaysian riders, they were joined by 33 that was selected from DAY ONE. In the qualifying for the top 22 spot, some of the riders were riding to the limits in hope of getting the best times around the circuit.

The chosen riders had one last chance to try and impress the judges and the assembled crowd, which included Moto3™ rider Khairul Zulfahmi and some of this years Asia Talent Cup riders.

Who will make the grade for selection into the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup for 2015?

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Which riders to take forward to the next stage of the 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup?
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The only female Malaysian rider #118 Nasha

With laps being run in both directions in different sessions all the top riders were put through their paces one more time and the group was whittled down to a final selection of just 30 from the original group that began the day. Then it was really crunch time, with just two more 10 minute sessions on the track to hone their lines the riders had to give it their all and some gave a bit too much with more spills as bikes and riders hit the deck. But the times kept coming down and the riders kept improving, which in turn meant that the final deliberation would be a fraught affair.

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With laps being run in both directions in different sessions all the top riders were put through their paces one more time and the group was whittled down to a final selection of just 30.

With the final runs of the day done the heavens opened as Puig deliberated long and hard over his decision of which riders to take forward to the next stage of the 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup.

A nervous silence gripped the crowd of expectant riders as the final word came after almost two hours of talks that nine riders would join the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup in 2015, including the first rider from Australia. Tears of heartache were mingled with tears of joy as the two very intense days of testing came to an end and the journey into 2015 began. ATC Day2_6

Alberto Puig deliberated long and hard over his decision of which riders to take forward to the next stage of the 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup.

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The fastest at 11am the group was whittled down by half as the best riders from day one joined the fray for their second chance to impress the ACT director Alberto Puig.
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Tears of heartache were mingled with tears of joy as the two very intense days of testing came to an end
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Chance to impress the ACT director Alberto Puig.
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Tears of heartache were mingled with tears of joy as the two very intense days of testing came to an end and the journey into 2015 began.

 

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Supportive parents plays an important part. Mr Oh Kar Beng & Mr Hip former Malaysian racer supporting #113 THAM BII SHENG age 16
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The younger brother of Moto3™ rider Zulfhami Khairuddin, registering
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