Race 2
FIM JuniorGP 2022
Round 8

Asia Talent Team close JuniorGP season with points in Valencia

es Circuit Ricardo Tormo

The Circuit Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia closed the 2022 FIM JuniorGP season this weekend, with Asia Talent Team riders Tatchakorn Buasri and Fadillah Arbi Aditama competing in two races and earning further points.

Asia Talent Team close JuniorGP season with points in Valencia

Buasri finished 12th in both races, while Aditama closed his first year in the series with 14th and 10th place, his best result.

Aditama had to serve a penalty in the first race, starting 25th and completing a long lap. However, the Indonesian rider ran a good pace and finished 14th, 11 positions higher than his starting position. In the second race, he had an even better start, which allowed him to catch up with the front group and fight for his best result of the year. Spilt oil on the track led to a red flag, with Aditama 10th at the final countback.

Buasri started 13th in the first race and kept up a steady pace. With the front group already far away, the Thai rider managed to take the chequered flag 12th. The second race was similar for Buasri, and with the red flag shown with four laps remaining, the Asia Talent Team rider finished 12th again.

Buasri ends 2022 9th in the standings, with 85 points. Aditama closes the campaign 22nd, with 18.

Fadillah Arbi ADITAMA
Fadillah Arbi ADITAMA 34
Astra Honda Racing Team
I'm very happy after today's result. The first race was tough, due to the penalty, with a long lap and starting from the back of the grid. As I was far from the leading groups, I tried to maintain my good pace, and finally I was able to score two points. In the second race, after a good start I was able to push and catch up with the group at the front, fighting for eighth place. With the red flag that was shown for the oil on track, I had crashed, but the race had already been stopped. I'm happy to have achieved my first Top 10, which was the target. After this first season, I am very grateful to have been able to progress little by little. 

Tatchakorn BUASRI
Tatchakorn BUASRI 33
Honda Racing Thailand
This weekend has been difficult. Since my return at Misano I have not felt very good. Yesterday I crashed and lost some confidence. Today, in the first race, I made a good start, but halfway through the race I was unsure because I noticed that something was wrong with the brake. In the second race I was able to achieve a better result, although it was not exactly what we wanted. Since Misano I felt that I did not have the same security on the bike, and the results have not been what we had hoped for. Now it's time to rest and think about the next season. 

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