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Indonesian rider Munandar passes away after accident in Sepang

Nov 02. 2019
Afridza Munandar (Photo from his Facebook)
Afridza Munandar (Photo from his Facebook)
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Following an incident in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup race at Sepang International Circuit on Saturday, it is with great sadness that we report the passing of Afridza Munandar.

The incident occurred at Turn 10 on Lap 1, with the race Red Flagged immediately thereafter. The 20-year-old Indonesian first received medical attention by the side of the track before being transferred to Kuala Lumpur Hospital by helicopter.

Despite the best efforts of circuit medical staff and those at the hospital, Munandar sadly succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.

Munandar was a standout rider in the 2019 IATC season, taking two wins, two second places and two third-place finishes in a season that had seen him poised to fight for the Championship this weekend. 

The FIM, FIM Asia, Dorna Sports, and all those in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup pass on their deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Munandar.

After an incident at Turn 10 on Lap 1 of the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup race on Saturday, Indonesian rider Afridza Munandar sadly passed away. Race 1 was Red Flagged immediately and subsequently cancelled.

Following the incident, Talent Promotion Director Alberto Puig gathered the IATC riders to ask how they would like to proceed: cancel further track action this weekend or have Race 2 take place.

Every rider voted to race on Sunday. Race 2 will therefore go ahead, and any rider who subsequently chooses not to race has our full support and understanding.

The race will be in memory of Afridza Munandar. 

In addition, there will be a minute of silence to remember Munandar on Sunday. This will take place at 11:20 local time (GMT +8) on the grid.



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