Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam is ecstatic at the “mecca” of SEA racing

At stage 6 of ARRC 2019 that just took place at Sepang racetrack, Malaysia, Honda Racing Vietnam driver Cao Vietnam performed brilliantly and brought himself 12 more points after 2 days of competition.

The penultimate competition of the 2019 ARRC season just took place at the “mecca” of Southeast Asian racing, Sepang racetrack, Malaysia on September 21 and 22, leaving many mixed emotions for the three drivers. Honda Racing Vietnam staff participated in the competition. If Cao Vietnam had an outstanding performance that brought euphoric emotions to fans, the Song Thanh couple left many regretful emotions.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Returning to Sepang, Malaysia, after more than 6 months since the first stage in March, the Honda Racing Vietnam team has a lot of expectations because this is a racetrack that has brought a lot of luck to Vietnamese racers. Remember, in early March, racer Cao Vietnam in the AP250 event excellently finished 12th in Race 1 and 10th in Race 2, bringing him the first 10 points and ranking 11th overall. . With the couple Khanh Loc and Vu Thanh in the UB150 content, both of them tried very hard but could not earn any points for themselves.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at
Cao Vietnam received attention from the media reporting on the tournament.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Before stage 6, racer Cao Vietnam only earned himself 5 more points after stage 5 in China. Previously, in stage 4 taking place in Suzuka, Japan, the Honda Racing Vietnam rider was unable to attend the 2 main racing days due to an injury on the test day. As for the couple Vu Thanh and Duc Thanh, both of them also did not play impressively and agreed to leave China without any more points.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Stage 6 of the Asia Road Racing Championship 2019 took place in not really ideal conditions. During the days of stage 6, Malaysia is suffering from heavy air pollution due to the impact of forest fires in Indonesia. The weather did not have much sunshine and was always covered by the milky white color of smoke, which somewhat affected the racing conditions of the racers.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

In the qualifying race that took place on the morning of September 21, Cao Vietnam only got the 19th starting position with a best performance of 2:27,960. Thus, on both main racing days, Honda Racing Vietnam riders started in 19th place/30 riders. In the UB150 content, Nguyen Duc Thanh had a starting position of 31/35, Vu Thanh started right behind.

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Cao Vietnam started at position 19/30.

The first main race day took place in the afternoon of the same day, the UB150 event took place first with two Vietnamese athletes competing, the Song Thanh couple. Due to the relatively low starting position, the chances of competing to reach the top 15 athletes with points are quite low. And not unexpectedly, at the end of 6 rounds of Sepang racetrack, Malaysia, Nguyen Duc Thanh finished in 23rd place while Vu Thanh could not complete Race 1 as it ended early after only 1 round of competition.

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Racer Nguyen Duc Thanh got 23rd place.

All attention is now focused on racer Cao Vietnam in the AP250 content. Not long ago, at the Honda Thailand Talent Cup 2019, the Vietnamese racer excelled twice in a row appearing on the Podium podium. This is considered a great encouragement for the racer born in 1996 before entering stage 6 of ARRC 2019.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Not disappointing either the fans or the Honda Racing Vietnam team’s leadership, Cao Vietnam performed brilliantly on the first day of stage 6. Although he only started in 19th/30th place, he immediately finished second. At the first turn of the Sepang racetrack, Cao Vietnam quickly overtook many other riders to squeeze into the leading group. At the end of the first round, Cao Vietnam ranked 15th.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Continuing to chase the leading group and trying to break through, Cao Vietnam gradually improved his ranking after each race. At the end of rounds 2, 3 and 4, the Honda Racing Vietnam driver got 13th place. The drama increased in the final rounds. Cao Vietnam broke through to get 10th place after round 5 and 9th place after 6 rounds. The racer born in 1996 lost one place after round 7 but still managed to regain 9th place after crossing the finish line.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

This is a rare competition where the driver from Honda Racing Vietnam always keeps a very close distance with the group of athletes competing for 3 positions on the Podium podium. In previous races, the first group usually left quite a distance from the chasing group with driver Cao Vietnam and quickly separated from the group after the first 2-3 laps. This is considered the outstanding progress of the “crazy man”.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

At the end of the first day of competition, Cao Vietnam excellently finished 9th overall, bringing home 7 more valuable points. This is also the highest achievement in Cao Vietnam’s professional racing career and is equal to the position he achieved at Race 1, stage 3 in Thailand this season. However, notably, the gap between Nam and the leader was shortened to only 5.648 seconds, much lower than the 13.606 seconds in Thailand in stage 3. That shows Cao’s impressive progress. Vietnam.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Entering the second day of competition in Sepang, Malaysia, taking place in the afternoon of the next day, Cao Vietnam showed strong determination to continue to create a new record in his professional racing career. Still starting at position 19/30 like the first day, the Honda Racing Vietnam rider continued to show a strong breakthrough right after the start. At the end of the important first round, racer number 65 ranked 12th.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

However, unlike the first day of competition, rival riders began to be more cautious of Cao Vietnam, evidenced by fierce competition with Vietnamese riders in many difficult and skillful turns. high art. After the first 2 rounds, Nam was pushed to 14th place and then 15th in the following round.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

However, Cao Viet’s bravery and determination spoke up at the right time. The racer nicknamed “the crazy guy” competed hard in the following races to gradually climb to higher positions and excellently finished in 11th place after 8 races at Sepang. Notably, the gap between Cao Vietnam and the racer finishing first in Race 2 is even more impressive with only 3.303 seconds remaining. Thus, Cao Vietnam is increasingly approaching the achievements of the continent’s top riders in the AP250 content.

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Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at
Cao Vietnam finished in 11th place in Race 2.

After 2 days of excellent competition, Cao Vietnam added 12 points to the season’s total. Currently, the “crazy guy” has 44 points, ranked 14th overall, the same score as the Indian racer behind him and only 8 points behind the 13th ranked person. In 2018, at the end of the season with 6 stages around Asia, Cao Vietnam only had a total of 12 points and ranked 24th overall.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

In contrast to Cao Vietnam’s impressive achievements, the couple Duc Thanh and Vu Thanh continued to have an unsuccessful day competing in Race 2. Both of these two racers’ cars even had problems while driving. in the race, causing both of them to leave the game early and not get any points. Currently in the UB150 content, after 6 stages of the 2019 season, the best achievement belongs to Vu Thanh with 15th place in Suzuka, Japan.

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Stage 6 ARRC 2019: Cao Vietnam was ecstatic at

Stage 7 is also the final competition of the season and will take place from November 29 to December 1 at Chang International Racetrack, Thailand. This is a very familiar racetrack to Vietnamese racer Cao because in addition to the ARRC competitions taking place here, he is also training and competing regularly in the Honda Thailand Talent Cup. This will promise an explosive race for a racer who is in very impressive form.

“Crazy guy” Cao Vietnam re-established the best performance of his career

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