Hafizh Syahrin will undoubtedly have the support of Malaysia and indeed all of Southeast Asia, as he prepares to challenge in the MotoGP 2019 season.
Having become the first Southeast Asian rider to compete in the premier class of MotoGP in 2018, Syahrin has kept up the good work, and this season is expected to rise to the challenge while riding in a fairly new setup.
Syahrin will ride for a team known as Red Bull KTM Tech 3, and from the way he confidently talks about the 2019 season, one can be sure that the Malaysian is ready to give it his all.
Hafizh Syahrin targets further improvement in MotoGP 2019 season
While Moto 2 will see a host of Southeast Asian talent this season in the form of Somkiat Chantra (Thailand), Khairul Idham Pawi (Malaysia) and Dimas Ekky Pratama (Indonesia), it is Hafizh Syahrin who holds the key when it comes to ensuring that the region remains on the MotoGP map for years to come.
The 24-year-old will race alongside stalwarts of the track in Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso, while the likes of Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo will be major contenders to decide where the Championship heads this time around.
Though last season was impressive, Syahrin admits himself there is always scope for further improvement.