Fahmi closed his 2012 season in style by taking his second career podium win at the Valencia Grand Prix after finishing third in a thrilling race which saw the Malaysian Moto3 rider and race winner Danny Kent winning their positions in a sensational maneuver on the final turn of the contest.
With three laps to go, Fahmi briefly took place behind the Red Bull KTM Ajo Racing dynamic duo of Sandro Cortese and Danny Kent as the Malaysian passed South African Brad Binder, who however, fought back to third.
“I was very careful at the start and just follow the leaders. I saw some riders crashing out, so I became more careful until the final stages of the races. I took a big risk on the final turn and I am happy to win my second podium,” said the 21-year-old.
Most Improved Rider for Moto3 by the FIM
Only at 21 years of age, Fahmi is the first Malaysian to receive an award following marked improvement shown with his team AirAsia SIC Ajo.
“When I first came into the World Championship I never imagined I would be in this position after three years. It has taken a lot of hard work, a lot of sacrifices, but I know there is still long way to go. This will only serve as a morale boost as I continue to learn and improve as a rider” said Fahmi.