Whoaaa, it's been a year since first MX Champ held last year. And for the first round held at MaguwoHarjo circuit, Jogjakarta. :)
There were a lot of changes for Alex in 2013 season. First, Alex got a new team, he joined Dumasari Boostar, he got a new bike Honda CRF250R, and he had new haircut too (lol)
For qualification he got 3rd place, Maguwo Harjo quite hard, it was sandy, dry, and the weather was too hot on this April.
Alex started from 3rd and they should finish the race for 30 minutes plus 2 laps , the race started at 1 pm and it was really hot -burning my arse off-, the circuit keeper kept watering the circuit to keep it down. Actually the circuit type was nice for motocross, because the tire could grip the sandy circuit tightly but it was hard because of the weather. Alex fought hard with Lewis Stewart #7 and Jernej Irt #20 for the first 5 or 6 laps but he slowed down after that. Aldi Lazaroni and Ivan Harry chased him and the three of them kept chasing until the race end. Then finally Alex got 3rd for Moto 1.
Luckily the gap between Moto 1 and Moto 2 was about an hour so Alex could rest and return his strength back again. This Moto 2 pretty much same with Moto 1 except the sun was set so it was rather nice to race. He only fought hard with Aldi Lazaroni and Ivan Harry again. These three rider fought real hard during 30 minutes plus 2 laps. He finished at 3rd again.
The reason why Alex couldn't race maximally because he rarely had a work-out for this event, he should manage his time between studying in the college and daily activities. He only had one chance for Motocross practice, imagine what if he do a lot of Motocross work-out, the result must be different, eh~. Do not forget to cheer him at the next round at Kuningan, West Java. #FYI Do you know that his mate Rio Haryanto, yup that Rio Haryanto GP2 Rider came up to Jogja to cheer Alex, because he didn't have any race schedule this two weeks, so he could see how Alex doing the race, nice :)
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Edited by the writer