Indonesian racer Afridza Munandar, aged 20, race number #4, died in a racing incident during the Sepang round of the Asia Talent Cup motorcycle racing championship. The incident happened during the first lap of the race at turn 10 and the race was red flagged immediately.

First aid was rendered by Sepang circuit medical staff before being transferred to Kuala Lumpur Hospital by helicopter . However, Afridza succumbed to his injuries despite the best efforts of circuit medical and hospital staff.

During the 2019 Asia Talent Cup season, Afridza garnered taking two wins, two second places and two third-place finishes. He was a contender for the championship title at this weekend’s round of the 2019 Shell Malaysia MotoGP.