Unfortunately, there are news which we don’t want to publish, and this is one of those sad moments. During the Malaysian Cub Prix race in Dataran Bandar Penawar, held last Sunday in Johor, famed racer Hafiz Azman lost his life at the CP150 race.
At just 22 years of age, Azman was already considered to be one of the brightest Malaysian riders at the Malaysian Cup Prix championship, having also raced in other categories on the Malaysian championship and also for the Asia Dream Cup.
The accident happened during the last lap of the 20-lap race for the CP150 class, when Hafiz Azman was fighting for the 4th position. The rider in front hit a barrier on the side of this urban racetrack, and part of the barrier went to the middle of the track. Azman was unable to avoid the object, and fell on the asphalt.
According to Nor Azman Mad Darus, Azman’s father and also a former motorcycle racer, “My son was unable to avoid the object and it caused him to crash. Hafiz became unconscious and he passed away at the hospital”.
Hafiz’s teammate at the Petronas Sprinta Yamaha-CKJ Racing, Fakhrusy Syakirin, added that “I saw him fall and his shoulder became trapped by the barrier, and his chest was hit too”.
The iMotorbike team wishes to send our deepest condolences to Hafiz Azman family and friends.