KUALA LUMPUR — Sept. 10, 2017: Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah put up a superb performance by finishing third at the San Marino Grand Prix in Italy today.
The 23-year-old Petronas Raceline Malaysia rider finished behind Swiss riders Dominique Aegerter of Kiefer Racing and Thomas Luthi of CarXpert Interwetten in wet conditions in the 26-lap race.
Hafizh started 14th on the grid. His first porium finish, also a third placing, was in Sepang in 2012.
Fellow Malaysian Khairul Idham Pawi of Idemitsu Honda Team got his best ever result this season by finishing ninth from amongst the 16 who completed the race after moving all the way up from 29th at the start.
Hafizh said this after the race: “In am grateful to Allah for this achievement. My thanks to the technical crew who have worked very hard this week that I’ve extended Malaysia’s success as overall champion in the recent 2017 SEA Games to this race today.
“I’ve proven that I could achieve success like other national athletes. My thanks to my family, fans and friends too, as well as my manager who has given me a lot of support all this while,” said the Selangor-born in his WhatsApp posting to Bernama.
With this third-place win, Hafizh collected 16 points to put him in 10th place overall in Moto2. He has 66 points after 13 races.