Highlighting Rifat and Rizal Sungkar Conquering Podium on IXOR First SeriesMonday, March 13, 2017
Indonesia X-treme Off Road Racing (IXOR) finally resumed its activity this year. The Circuit of speed offroad Citra Mitra City, Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan becomes honorary Host for the opening of IXOR. After successful five series of IXOR in 2016, now the racers are getting more ready with new adventure.
It is not surprising that this condition of Circuit Speed Offroad Citra Mitra City, Banjarbaru gives certain challenges for the racers. Last year in the fifth and final series of IXOR, this circuit was covered with bright cloud and raining on the second day. But, in yesterday’s event, the weather was hot and finally raining in the afternoon. It was even raining very hard on the second day.
Judging from excellent performance of Pertamax Motorsport Team in 2016, Achilles continues its support to the team. Achilles proudly lends its support to the team of Rifat Sungkar and Rizal Sungkar to continue gives its best in off-road arena.
In the first series of IXOR, Rizal Helmy Sungkar and the navigator Anthony Sarwono managed to reach runner-up with record time of 13:59.286. Admitted in Class of G5.4, he drives Mitsubishi Pajero.
Different than the younger brother, Rifat Sungkar together with M. Redwan as navigator managed to reach seventh position with record time of 14:22.434. Mitsubishi Triton classified in G5.4 class becomes their vehicle to win the top spot.
“It is very tight race. It is more competitive with extraordinary cars specification. The record time for the last two years experienced significant changes. Achilles tire is no problem. I made mistake today. I’m sorry, and thanks to Achilles. The tire is suitable with numerous weather conditions. Dessert Hawk AT in wet condition is also ok and I used X-MT yesterday on the dry condition was also ok and the record time was almost the fastest. It was a good combination. But, today is not our day. Hope that the car would be better on the second series” said Rifat Sungkar interviewed after the event.
There remains ample opportunity to excel in next series. The excitement of Indonesia X-treme Off Road Racing will continue in the next series. Wait for the actions of racers in the next series of IXOR supported by Achilles.