Congratulations to Syarifuddin Azman aka Damok for winning the FIM CEV Repsol 2021 Moto3 Race 1, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on June 13, 2021.

Despite starting from the 10th place, the 19-year-old completed the 16-lap race in 29 minutes and 32.553 seconds to emerge victorious on his No. 63 motorcycle.

In a rare turn of event, Syarifuddin overtook Spaniards David Munoz Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Rueda Ruiz who finished in second and third places respectively – making good of the slim opportunity in the last lap.

Meanwhile, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah also congratulated Syarifuddin for emerging the victor yesterday.

In a statement uploaded on Istana Negara’s Facebook page, His Majesty expressed his happiness and pride over the success, which was also described as not only a historical feat for Malaysian motorsport but one which garnered accolades for the country on the international stage.

“Syarifuddin’s outstanding achievement once again proves that Malaysia is capable of producing athletes and individuals of quality, calibre and of international standards,

“It also proves that with commitment, fighting spirit and hard work, Malaysians are able to compete and succeed at the international arena,” the statement read.

About SIC Racing Team

The Sepang Racing Team (formerly known as SIC Racing Team) is a Malaysian Grand Prix motorcycle racing team owned by the Sepang International Circuit.

First established in 2015 in the Moto3 class, and expanded on 2019, fielding teams in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 championships.

The MotoGP team is formally called Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team (Petronas Yamaha SRT), while the Moto2 and Moto3 teams are named Petronas Sprinta Racing Team (Petronas SRT).