Thursday 7 December 2023

AHM`s commitment to developing young Indonesian racers to dominate Asian racing


PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has become a manufacturer that consistently supports young Indonesian racers through a systematic, structured and continuous coaching concept since 2010.

The tiered coaching stages start from an early age, namely under 14 years old through the Astra Honda Racing School program (AHRS).

Young racers practice using the Honda NSF100, a motorbike that is suitable for training for beginners. They are also provided with learning material, both technical and non-technical, related to racing.

After passing the basic stage, potential talents will be nurtured by AHM through tiered coaching, including Asian and international level racing championships.

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At the Asian level, there are various championships that Indonesian racers take part in under the banner of the Astra Honda Racing Team (AHRT), namely the Thailand Talent Cup (TTC), Asia Talent Cup (ATC), Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC), and Suzuka Endurance Race.

In fact, recently AHM reaped sweet fruit after young Indonesian racers succeeded in dominating various Asian racing events. Astra Honda Racing Team (AHRT) racer Rheza Danica Ahrens has officially won the 2023 Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) Asia Production (AP250) class for the second time.

This achievement was obtained after completing the final race at the Chang International Circuit, Buriram, Thailand (13/2).

Veda Ega Pratama, the 2023 IATC champion who makes Indonesian racing sports lovers [PT AHM] proud. Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) 2023 and Decksa Almer Alfarezel as champion of Thailand Talent Cup (TTC) 2023.

The championship title obtained is even more complete with new historical records presented by Astra Honda racers who compete in the AP250 class.

The CBR250RR produced by AHM enabled the three racers, namely Rheza, Herjun Atna Firdaus, and Veda, to sweep the top three positions of the racers’ standings in the 2023 season since the second series in May.

The CBR250RR helped make another history by AHRT as an Indonesian racing team that won the AP250 class five times. AHRT was able to dominate the winning team championships in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023 through professional racing team management in developing racing engine settings that are adapted to the character of each racer and managing the competence of Astra Honda racers

The best achievements of Indonesian children were obtained in sixth series of ARRC. In this closing series, Veda appeared impressive from the free practice session and qualifying session, succeeding in taking first place with a best time of 1:51.528. Followed by Rheza in second place and Herjun in fourth position with times of 1:51.693 and 1:51.894.

Veda Ega Pratama in action [PT AHM] Meanwhile, the ARRC Supersport class (SS600) event was no less interesting. M. Adenanta Putra, who started from 10th position, was able to finish the race by finishing in 6th position.

In the second race (3/12), Adenanta fell during the warm-up session. He was unable to finish the race due to injury. Arbi, who is still adapting to the CBR600RR, was able to finish the race in 9th position.

Until the last series, Adenanta, who participated in the SS600 class in his first year, managed to rank 7th with 89 points. This racer from Magetan managed to give his best performance by winning the third podium in the Mandalika series, Indonesia last August.

Apart from the achievements of the young Astra Honda racer, Andi Farid Izdihar, who is a racer trained by PT AHM and currently competing with Honda Asia-Dream Racing, also gave proud achievements for Indonesia.

Starting from first position in the first race in the final series of the Asia Superbike class (ASB1000), Andi immediately achieved the highest achievement by getting the first podium after fighting hard until the last corner.

In the second race, the racer who is familiarly called Andi Gilang again showed excellent performance in competing with 2 other racers, but the race was stopped due to the racer falling on the eleventh lap. Based on the final position touching the finish line, Andi managed to reach the second podium.

In his first season in the ASB1000 class, Andi Gilang immediately succeeded in showing his reliable performance by contributing 1 first podium and 3 second podiums with a total of 178.5 points, thus bringing him to third place in the standings.

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