2016 Moto3 Khairul Idham Pawi  (3)

After his stellar showing at the Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina last April, Malaysian Moto3 racer Khairul Idham Pawi entered the winner’s circle at the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachesenring circuit.

Coming in with a time of 47’07.763″, Khairul – or “SuperKIPs” as he is popularly known locally – beat Italians Andrea Locatelli of Leopard Racing and Enea Bastianini of Gresini Racing Moto3, who settled for second and third places, respectively.

Claiming his second career win in his maiden Moto3 season, Khairul earlier this year blasted his rivals off the track during a very wet race in Argentina.

He repeated the performance in Germany, powering away to the front from lap five with a fastest lap of 1’42.544″, and showing his opponents a clean pair of heels during a very wet race.

Despite coming off the track in lap 14, Khairul refused to let off the pace, instead forging ahead by a second a lap, crossing the line 11.131 seconds ahead of Locatelli. “I should cool down a bit,” said Khairul in his post-race interview.

Khairul is the first Malaysian to win a race at World Championship level, and rides for Honda Team Asia. He stands at 10th place in the Moto3 World Championship, with 54 points. Current championship leader is South African Brad Binder of Red Bull KTM Ajo with 159 points.