Making waves representing Malaysia in Moto2, Hafizh Syahrin is living life in the fast lane as a Petronas Raceline rider. He achieved success during his podium win at the 2012 Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix for Moto2 and even got the nickname ‘pescao’ (fish) by the Spaniards for loving to race in the rain during a Moto2 CEV championship.
- Do you remember the first place outside of Malaysia that you travelled to?
Yes, I remember my 1st international race in Bangkok when I was hardly 14 years old in a big event called the ASEAN CUP. That weekend I qualified on pole and won my 1st major title in my 1st international outing on my Underbone!
- How often do you travel nowadays?
I travel quite a fair bit as we have 18 rounds of World Championship races, promo events, my Raya holidays and some occasional testing.
- How do you find Barcelona?
Barcelona is an interesting city and I like it a lot here. There are a lot of cultural events and I live in a quaint and quiet township.
- What are some of the new foods that you discovered during your travels?
I’m strict with what I eat because I have to maintain my diet but I do find some nice food here and there in different parts of the world especially places in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Japan. I love Japanese food!
- Back home in Malaysia, where is a place that holds a lot of memories for you?
I had lots of good memories in Malaysia especially in my racing workshop currently in Old Klang Road. I used to assist in preparing my race bikes with the mechanics team and at times it was so late in the wee hours that I would doze off in the workshop!