Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fakawi Banshee Podiums in ACC Asian MTB Championship!

Asian Cycling Confederation MTB Championships comes to Melaka, Malaysia for 2009.

This is the race on the UCI race calendar where racers in the asian continent come to compete and earn their UCI points.

Among the contestants qualifying for the race were our very own Fakawi Banshee Team riders Stanly Jalip JR riding for Malaysia in the Elite men's category and Ausanee Pradupyard flying Thailand flag in the Elite women's category.) Both racing on their Banshee Legend Mk1s.

Stanly Jalip JR (Malaysia) and Ausanee Pradupyard (Thailand) with their Banshee Legend Mk1s.

Ausanee "Am" Pradupyard did us proud by coming in 3rd with the time of 3.29.141 in the women's elite category in her Banshee Legend Mk1! 1st place went to Mio Suemasa 3:01.597 (Japan) and 2nd Risa Suseanty 3:16.933 (Indonesia).

Stanly was seeded 11th but finished at respectable 6th place in the Men's Elite finals, slowed down by a brief crash during the final bit of the track.
Stanly doing the drop..pic by Rizal

Results for Men's Elite:

1st-Ario Sejati Popo (Indonesia) 2:39.498

2nd-Naoli Idegawa (Japan)2:43.617

3rd- Jarupeng "Golden Boy"Tanaphon (Thailand) 2:50.283

4th- Nagata (Japan) 2:51

5th- Tan Hong Chun (Singapore) 2:55

6th- Stanly Jalip JR (Malaysia) 2:55.575

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