The Thai rider crashes out of the second race while fighting at the front. Fadillah Arbi Aditama earns his first point of the season.
The Asia Talent Team riders took part in two races at the second round of the JuniorGP season, held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. Tatchakorn Buasri had a fifth and a DNF after starting eighth, while teammate Fadillah Arbi Aditama, who started 18th and 20th, finished sixteenth and fifteenth.
In the first race, Buasri was part of a packed front group. The Thai rider moved up to second with two laps remaining, but went wide after an overtaking attempt, finally placing a satisfying fifth. Arbi, who started 18th on the grid after two penalties for other riders, managed to climb two positions, and was less than 1 tenth off fifteenth place.
In the afternoon, with much hotter conditions, lap times were slower. Buasri, fighting at the front, suffered a crash with two laps to go, causing him to retire due to a heavy knock to his left hand. Arbi managed to move up five positions in the race, finishing fifteenth and obtaining his first point of this season.
Buasri is fourth in the overall standings, with 36 points, while Arbi Aditama is twenty-second.
The JuniorGP will hold the third round of the season in three weeks' time, on June 12th, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with a further two races.