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Apr 1st, 2024

Andi Farid Izdihar earns podium finish for ARRC 2024 season opener

In the opening round of the 2024 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (AARC) season, held at the Chang International Circuit (Thailand) on March 16-17, our sponsored teams saw a strong start.
Hitachi Astemo continued its sponsorship of Honda Asia-Dream Racing with Astemo, and Astemo SI Racing with Thai Honda this year.
In Race 1, Andi Farid Izdihar (Honda Asia-Dream Racing with Astemo), who was 3rd in last year's series, finished 2nd and 1st in Race 2 to finish on the podium from the opening round.
Teammate Zaqhwan Zaidi finished 3rd in Race 1 and 6th in Race 2, while Nakarin Atiratphuvapat had a good start to the season, finishing 5th in Race 1 and 3rd in Race 2. Making his return from injury last season, Passawit Thitivararak (Astemo SI Racing with Thai Honda) finished 11th in Race 2.