Thanarat Penjan, from Thailand, won Saudi Arabia’s inaugural FIM UAM Asian Supercross Championship in Riyadh on Friday.
With the win, Penjan also clinched the 2009 FIM UAM Asian Supercross Championship title.
Second place in Friday night’s event went to Japan’s Tadakauzu Otsuka. Filipino racer Kenneth San Andres finished third.
The Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF) hosted the race, the fourth of four in the 2009 series. The first three races were in the Philippines, then Mongolia & then Indonesia. This was the first time supercross has been held in the Middle East!
“I would like to thank all the participants for taking part in this first event of its kind in the Middle East. I also wish to thank Prince Sultan bin Fahd under whose patronage the event has run this week. I extend our thanks to Prince Bandar bin Faisal, Chairman of Zain Reem, for sponsoring the event, and to Stephan Crapiet of the FIM UAM Motocross & Enduro Commission for their hard work” said the President of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, Mishaal Al-Sudairi.
Results, Saudi Arabian Supercross 2009
1. Thanarat Penjan
2. Tadakauzu Otsuka
3. Kenneth San Andres
2009 FIM UAM Asian Supercross Champion – Thanarat Penjan !