Mohamed Mikail selected for 2019 Asia Talent Cup season
The Selection Event in Malaysia puts riders through their paces to decide who will join the the 2020 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup grid
The Selection Event to choose the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup riders for next season is now over for another year, with Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia once again playing host. Following inscriptions and a day of track action to assess the new crop of hopefuls, 12 riders from across Asia and Oceania have been selected to join the grid – as well as five reserve riders.
This year's Selection Event saw drier skies than last year, allowing the young hopefuls maximum track time to show what they've got. Nearly 90 riders were put through their paces throughout the day around Sepang Go-Kart track, before the Selection Committee made their final decisions in the afternoon.
The committee, led by Talent Promotion Director Alberto Puig, selected riders from Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Japan and Turkey to either join the grid next year or be on the reserve list.
The selected riders include lone Indian Mohamed Mikal Ahamed Salih, who came through the Honda India Racing Talent Cup and has already represented his country in Honda's Thai Talent Cup. He participated in the selection event sporting the #69 tee.
Final selected riders:
Muhammad S. Ezwan Bib Mohd Sharil (Malayasia)
Azryan Dheyo Wahyumaniadi (Indonesia)
Fadillah Arbi Aditama (Indonesia)
Aldi Satya Mahendra (Indonesia)
Herlian Dandi (Indonesia)
Thanakorn Lakharn (Thailand)
Mohamed Mikal Ahamed Salih (India)
Alfred Jakob Sablaya (Philippines)
Gun Mie (Japan)
Taiyo Furusato (Japan)
Max Martin Gibbons (Australia)
Carter William James Thompson (Australia)
Five reserves include:
Allain Harriis Bin Herman (Malaysia)
Kantapat Yabkanthal (Malaysia)
Keleb Satici (Turkey)
Masaya Hongo (Japan)
Tsubasa Hosoya (Japan)
[Note: Only slight changes made to the press release]
[Image courtesy: Asia Talent Cup]