Decha Kraisart made a clean sweep of the SuperSports 600cc category winning both the races in the third leg of the Petronas Asia Road racing championship at the Madras Motor Race Track, Irungattukottai, here on Sunday.
The Thai overcame a slow start to finish first after the race was red-flagged in the 11th lap owing to Michael E. Jones's crash. Kraisart was named winner based on results at the end of the ninth lap. Malaysian riders Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman and Md. Zamri Baba finished second and third respectively.
The second race saw Azlan crash in the 14th lap after piloting the preceding couple of laps. Kraisart then went full-throttle to script another win while Zamri came second best. Aaron Morris of Yamaha Indonesia also secured his first ever podium.
Indian rider Gautham Mayilvaganan of Moto-Rev India had a day to forget as he didn't start on both occasions. Krishnan Rajini, the other Indian in the fray from the same team, came 16th in the first race before failing to finish in the second.
In the Underbone 115cc category, pole sitter Rafid Topan Sucipto came on top in both the races.
The results (Round three):
SuperSports 600cc: Race one: 1. Decha Kraisart (Tha) Yamaha Thailand Racing 15:49.209s, 2. Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman (Mas) Boon Siew Honda Racing Malaysia 15.49.505, 3. Md. Zamri Baba (Mas) Petronas Yamaha Malaysia 15:49.910.
Race two: 1. Kraisart 28:06.919, 2. Baba 28:07.936, 3. Aaron Morris (Aus) Yamaha Indonesia Racing 28:08.074.
Underbone 115cc: Race one: 1. Rafid Topan Sucipto (Ina) Yamaha CKJ TJM Racing 20:11.485; 2. Hadi Wijaya (Ina) Kawasaki NHK Rextor Manual Tech 20:19.675, 3. Md. Ramdan Md. Rosli (Mas) Petronas Syntium Moto Yamaha AHM 20:22.058.
Race two: 1. Sucipto 20:11.196, 2. Wijaya 20:18.082s; 3. Ahmad Afif Amran (Mas) Yamaha CKJTJM Racing 20:23.468.
Keywords: Petronas Asia Road racing