Qabil Irfan Azlan, an 11-year-old from Kuala Terengganu made history when he won the FIM MiniGP World Series Finals in Valencia yesterday. Qabil competed in the 160-cc class and dominated it.
He emerged as the overall winner of the series that brings together the top MiniGP riders from all over the world after winning the first, second, and super final races to earn a perfect score of 100 points.
He defeated Spanish rider Enzo Zaragoza, who came in third with 65 points, and Japanese rider Kotaro Togashi, who came in second with 76 points. Sharing the success was Minister of Youth and Sports, Hannah Yeoh.
Tahniah! https://t.co/9y9jCJ2NZP— Hannah Yeoh (@hannahyeoh) November 23, 2023
Qabil showed incredible talent and skill in his racing. This can be seen in the timing that he achieved in all three races, which was 14 laps in the first two races and 19 laps in the super final race.
All three races took place at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.
Qabil timed 10 minutes, 24.656 seconds, while in race two, he timed 10 minutes, 26.086 seconds. In the final race, he timed 14 minutes, 8.764 seconds.
Following the final race, a beaming Qabil was wrapped in a Jalur Gemilang.
I am grateful to become the champion at the world finals. The whole week has been challenging for me from the first practice right to the races, but I managed to overcome the challenges, Qabil said.
He also expressed his gratitude to his parents and his racing team, ZK Racing, as reported by NST.