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Rookie racer becomes 1st Malaysian to win MotoGP World Championship race

17-year-old Khairul Idham Pawi has created history after becoming the first Malaysian to win the MotoGP World Championship in the Moto3 race category at the Argentina Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Pawi who was on the Honda Team Asia managed to finish ahead of Jorge Navarro from Spain and Brad Binder from South Africa at 41 minutes and 35.452 seconds at the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit.

This is the 17-year-old’s second World Championship race, and third race in Moto3.

“I am really happy and grateful to get this result today. It feels great to get my first win,” Pawi said as quoted by New Straits Times.

Thanks to Pawi’s victory, the national anthem of Malaysia, “Negaraku” was also played for the first time ever at the world championship!

(Photo source: duniasukan.com)

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