As the 2013 Grand Prix Motorcycle racing season kicks off with the Grand Prix of Qatar in April and all parties involved are all prepped up for the first heat of the race, Malaysia’s sole MotoGP rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin is ready for his next challenge.
Fahmi made history last year by being the first Moto3 Malaysian rider to qualify in pole position at the FIM World Motorcycle Championship and the first Moto3 Malaysian rider to score two podium finishes in the World Championship.
This year, Fahmi will be racing in the Moto3 category with Red Bull KTM Ajo Team together with Luis Salom of Spain and Arthur Sissis of Australia. On March 13, AirAsia announced its continued support for Zulfahmi Khairuddin in his 2013 campaign. AirAsia has supported the rider since the beginning of his debut race in Malaysian Grand Prix 2009.
“Fahmi’s achievements have proven that with proper support and hard work, Malaysia is able to produce our own heroes and stars,” said AirAsia Berhad Chief Executive Officer, Aireen Omar. “He now serves as an inspiration to all. We are extremely proud of his achievements and hope that he will continue to create history and get more podium finishes in the upcoming season.”
Fahmi thanks AirAsia for supporting him since his MotoGP career began: “I am grateful of this as it has helped made my dream come true. I will surely do my best this year to make Malaysia proud.”
The opening race will be held at the 5.4-kilometre-long Losail International Circuit in Doha.