Hafizh Syahrin

Hafizh Syahrin began his career with nine years of minimoto riding, and his talent led to him receiving the label ‘King of the Pocket Bikes’ in his native Malaysia. In 2009, Syahrin competed in the popular Malaysian Underbone series; he reached the podium in some races and would end proceedings third overall. In 2010, he went on to compete in the Asia Road Racing Championship; finishing 12th that year before moving up to fourth in 2011. In 2012, Syahrin moved to the FIM CEV Repsol to compete in the European Moto2™ category. He also put in a wildcard appearance in the World Championship Moto2™ round in Malaysia, where he crossed the line in fourth after fighting at the front throughout – and was then promoted to third and his first ever podium result.

In 2013, Syahrin ended the CEV season third, with two wins to his name, before moving to the Moto2™ World Championship for 2014 with Petronas Raceline Malaysia. He has since remained with the team and in 2017 took another two podium finishes – his first physical visits to the rostrum – in his most impressive year to date.

In 2018, the Malaysian moved up to the premier class with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team, replacing Jonas Folger and in-turn making history by becoming the first ever Malaysian rider in MotoGP™. He fought for Rookie of the Year and took some incredible top tens before just losing out to Franco Morbidelli. In 2019 he remained with Tech 3 but they became Red Bull KTM Tech3 and switched to Austrian machinery. The number 55 never properly settled with the KTM and was unable to match the pace he showed in 2018. As a result, he makes the step back to the Moto2™ class for 2020 with the Aspar Team (formerly known as Angel Nieto Team), looking to use the intermediate class as a springboard back into MotoGP™.

In 2021, NTS RW Racing GP has signed Hafizh Syahrin to race for the team in Moto2™ class. Grantt Lubricants will continue to sponsor Hafizh Syahrin to support our local talent to rise back into MotoGP. We believe in Hafizh Syahrin’s race performance to perform impressively as he did before and soar higher from Moto2 to MotoGP again.

More info on https://www.rwracinggp.com/en/2020/11/08/nts-rw-racing-gp-sign-hafizh-syahrin/