17-year-old motorsport prodigy Khairul Idham Pawi overcame the odds and clinched himself a title at the Moto3 Grand Prix in Sachsenring, Germany on 17 July
Despite starting at the 20th spot on the grid, the Perak-born rider pushed on and rode as if his life depended on it. He was at the 7th spot by the end of the first lap.
Due to the rainy conditions, Pawi skidded off the tracks for a bit in lap 14 but he refused to let off the pace.
In his post-race interview, he thanked his team, family and friends for supporting him throughout the race
"I would like to say 'syukur alhamdulillah' and many thanks to my team because always worked hard for me. It is a little bit difficult and there was full of drama (during the race). I pushed a little bit and then felt that I had to cool down and managed the time. I hope my family, my friends and my fans enjoyed it (the win)," he said.malaysiakini.com
Pawi's previous success was also attained in the rain in Argentina. He became the first Malaysian rider to win a Moto GP Championship!
He currently stands at 10th place in the standings, with 54 points. Current championship leader is South African Brad Binder of Red Bull KTM Ajo with 159 points.
Well done, champ!