Published on October 21st, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
MotoGP 2012_Zulfahmi Khairuddin Delivers Malaysia’s First Podium Win
A day after turning 21, Malaysia’s Moto3 rider Muhammad Zulfahmi Khairuddin created history today as he delivered Malaysia’s first ever podium win by finishing second at the 2012 Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit today. It was, however, close to be the perfect birthday present for the Banting-born rider as he was just two corners away from victory before being passed by German Sandro Cortese, who wanted to mark his day of winning the Moto3 world crown in style with a victory.
“After winning the race, I do feel a little sad of not allowing Fahmi not winning his home grand prix. So, I want to say sorry to Fahmi,” said Cortese at the winners’ press conference where he was flanked by Zulfahmi and third-placed winner Jonas Folger.
Starting from pole position, Zulfahmi took the holeshot at Turn 1; but let Folger to pass him at the third corner; allowing the Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 rider to lead.