Malaysia’s Moto2 racer Hafiz Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) was engulfed in emotions at the San Marino Grand Prix that took place at the Misano World Circuit on Sunday.
Hafiz Syahrin, also known as “The Fish”, finished third at the San Marino GP – which is his first podium finish in five years.
‘The Fish’ clocked 51m 47.584s to clinch third place, just behind Swiss racers Dominique Aegerter of (Kiefer Racing) and Thomas Luthi (CarXpert Interwetten) at the end of the 26-lap race.
The 23-year-old could not contain himself as he crossed the finish line – he was seen getting emotional as he covered his eyes and needed a moment to soak in the result of the race before he could start embracing his teammates.
Hafizh Syahrin’s last podium finish was back in 2012 at the Malaysia Grand Prix when he clinched third place at the Sepang International Circuit in 2012.
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“In am grateful to Allah for this achievement. My thanks to the technical crew who have worked very hard this week that I’ve extended Malaysia’s success as overall champions in the recent 2017 SEA Games to this race today.” Hafizh told Bernama.
“I’ve proven that I could achieve success like other national athletes. My thanks to my family, fans and friends too, as well as my manager who have given me a lot of support all this while.” he added,