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March 29th, 2023

Zaqhwan earns podium finish for ARRC 2023 season opener

In the opening round of the 2023 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (AARC) season, held at the Chang International Circuit (Thailand) on March 24-26, our sponsored teams saw a strong start.
Hitachi Astemo continued its sponsorship of Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA and Astemo SI Racing with Thai Honda this year.
In Race 1, last year's series champion Zaqhwan Zaidi (Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA) finished 3rd and 2nd in Race 2 after a fierce battle among 4 riders to earn his first podium finish of the season. Teammate Andi Farid Izdihar finished 5th in Race 1 and 4th in Race 2. Passawit Thitivararak (Astemo SI Racing with Thai Honda) finished 6th in Race 1 and 5th in Race 2. With a solid initial performance for the Hitachi Astemo-sponsored riders, we’re looking forward to seeing how the racing season unfolds.