Hafizh Syahrin targets to start training soon

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — National Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah expressed hope to start training in the near future after undergoing surgery to remove two metal plates on his right hand last week.

Hafizh Syahrin, representing the NTS RW Racing GP team at the 2021 Motorcycle World Championships said that he was excited to start with light training first as suggested by doctors ahead of this season’s race campaign scheduled to take place at the Losail International Circuit, Qatar on March 28.

“The recovery process will take three to four weeks and the doctor advises not to do heavy work using the hand. In fact, I expect I can start light exercise within these two weeks.

“My target is to recover quickly so that I can play in Qatar. I am confident that I will be 90 per cent fit by then,” he told the local media via audio message on Whatsapp.

Hafizh Syahrin, 26, said that the decision to remove the metal plates on his right hand was part of efforts to improve the quality of his performance on the circuit.

“Removing the metal (plates) is due to discomfort that slows down the hand movement, so I had to remove them to overcome this problem,” he added.

On Thursday, local media reported that Hafizh Syahrin underwent surgery at a private hospital here to remove the metal plates inserted in his hand six years ago after an accident at the Valencia Grand Prix in 2015.

— BERNAMA

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