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Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup ready for a last dance in Lombok

Wednesday, 9 November 2022 13:16 GMT

The curtain is ready to come down on 2022, with a new Champion set to be crowned

It’s time for the season finale of the 2022 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, with Lombok ready to welcome the field back to Mandalika for another two races. The Cup is on the line with three contenders remaining: points leader Hakim Danish is on 151, second Shinya Ezawa is on 148 and Gun Mie, third overall, is 35 points off the top but still in with a mathematical chance.

The Cup’s first visit to Lombok this season saw Danish come away with the double, so that’s going to give the Malaysian a boost on the way in. However, Ezawa also took two podiums and Gun Mie had a second place, so it isn’t over till it’s over, especially with Ezawa now counting on much more experience. There will also be home hero Veda Ega Pratama leading the Indonesian charge this time around, as the now-race winner returns to home turf after missing the races earlier in the year through injury.

Carter Thompson is also now a race winner and has had some serious pace, and there’s Reykat Fadillah who took a third place on take one at Mandalika. Hamad al-Sahouti and Amon Odaki will also want to end the season on a high note, as will Rei Wakamatsu. Plenty of fast faces will be looking to fight it out at the front.

What awaits in the season finale? One thing we can say for sure is a new ATC Champion. Tune in for Race 1 at 15:00 (GMT +8), before Race 2 sees 2022 out in style on Sunday at 15:00!