Khairul Idham Pawi gets an early birthday present when Honda Team Asia announced the Malaysian will make his debut in the Moto3 World Championship as a wildcard at Motorland Aragon this 27th September.
Turning 17-years old this September 20, Khairul is set to battle the world’s best Moto3 riders, including compatriot, Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Asia Dream Cup champion, Hiroki Ono.
Khairul has proven himself a worthy candidate for the wildcard slot base on his performance in the Moto3 Junior World Championship. Although 2015 marks his debut year in the MotoGP feeder series, Khairul has impressed by bagging three podiums from the first six races and is currently ranked third overall with 80 points, 26 points adrift leader, Aron Canet.
“I’m so happy to debut in the World Championship at Motorland Aragon. Honda gave me a wildcard and I will try to do the best for Honda Team Asia and my family. Than you Honda and Boon Siew Honda for this opportunity,” he said.
Renowned German architect Hermann Tilke was commissioned to design the Motorland Aragon circuit, which is 5.077km long and has 17 turns. The Moto3 race will run for 20 laps with a total distance of 101.6km.