Hafizh Syahrin: I want to give my best before leaving Tech3

Hafizh Syahrin in action during the Qatar GP earlier in the season. (Reuters picture)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s first MotoGP rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah has yet to decide on his future after being certain that racing in the premier class next season does not seem to be on the cards for him.

The Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider said he has yet to be contacted as a gesture of respecting the contract he has with his team.

“I will only focus on my team … I still have a contract with KTM and I have not decided where to go,” he said when met by reporters at the soft launch of the 2019 Malaysia Grand Prix.

The 25-year-old said he would focus on giving his best for the remaining races this season despite being replaced by South African rider Brad Binder next season.

Hafizh, however admitted the Malaysian GP at the Sepang International Circuit in November would be difficult for him but he hopes to bring cheer to his fans especially Malaysians.

“It is my fervent hope that the KTM machine will work out well for me to at least earn more points for the team,” he said.

Hafizh has collected three points after nine races and will conclude the remaining 10 races with the Malaysia GP as the second last event in this season’s calendar.