As reported earlier, Malaysian racer Zulfahmi Khairuddin will be mounting a challenge in the Moto2 category this year in SIC Racing Team, filling the space left by the departure of Hafizh Syahrin for Monster Tech3 Yamaha in MotoGP. Although this is the first time Zulfahmi has stepped up to the Moto2 category, he feels ready to campaign the season after testing in Valencia, Spain on the Kalex Moto2 race machine.

Despite a test session shortened by bad weather to 70 minutes, Zulfahmi was able to get a feel for the bike, with another test session scheduled for this week at Sepang International Circuit. “The first test is concluded, and we have succeeded in fitting the bike to Zulfahmi. He is happy with his racing position, and that is a good thing,” said team manager Johan Stigefelt, “but, there is still more work to do.”

“My first impression of the Moto2 bike is it is very light and the engine has good power. The hardest thing is getting used to the tyres,” said Zulfahmi. “We are adjusting the engine braking so that it feels comfortable under hard braking and entering the corners with good feedback,” he said.