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Launch of RCB Athlete Programme

Launch of RCB Athlete Programme

Puchong, Selangor – June 6, 2024 – RCB has launched its innovative RCB Athlete program, designed to support young Malaysian riders by providing comprehensive financial backing, cutting-edge training, and resources. RCB, known for its pioneering spirit in aftermarket industry, continues to drive the future of racing with this new initiative. The RCB Athlete program aims to nurture talent, offering young athletes the support they need and lighten their financial burdens.

RCB has a long history of supporting local Malaysian riders and racing teams. This program builds on that legacy, ensuring that homegrown talent can compete both nationally and internationally. By sponsoring up-and-coming riders like Hakim Danish and Qabil Irfan, RCB is investing in the future of Malaysian motorsports.

Hakim Danish has demonstrated impressive growth and consistent performance in the motorsports racing scene. In 2024, he secured second place at Jerez and third at Le Mans in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, highlighting his rising talent in the competitive series. His 2023 season saw him finishing 12th overall in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and 17th in the FIM JuniorGP European Talent Cup. Notably, Danish clinched the title of 2022 Asia Talent Cup Overall Champion, a testament to his exceptional skill and determination. His progression through these ranks reflects his potential and ambition in the world of motorcycle racing.

Qabil Irfan has swiftly made a name for himself in the motorsports racing arena with a string of impressive achievements. In 2024, he dominated the FIM MiniGP Malaysia Series by securing first place in both Race 1 and Race 2. His 2023 season was particularly remarkable as he secured the title of FIM MiniGP World Series World Champion and emerged as the Overall Champion in the FIM MiniGP Malaysia Series – underscoring his superior skill, competitive edge, and marking him as a promising talent to watch in the future of motorcycle racing.

The RCB Athlete program is designed to provide a holistic support system for talented young riders.
The key benefit includes:

  1. Through ZK Racing, the program includes access to top-tier coaches and mentors who will guide the riders through their training and career development. This mentorship is crucial for honing their skills and strategies on and off the track.
  2. Recognising the importance of overall health in athletic performance, the program offers nutritional guidance and health support – imbuing concrete discipline in their routine to ensure that riders maintain peak physical condition.
  3. Beyond immediate racing success, the RCB Athlete program is committed to the long-term career development of its riders. This includes media training, sponsorship management, and personal branding assistance.

The launch of the RCB Athlete program marks a significant milestone in Malaysian motorsports. By offering support to young riders like Hakim Danish and Qabil Irfan, RCB is paving the way for a sustainable and improved career path in motorcycle racing. This program, with its focus on financial assistance, advanced training, and holistic development, exemplifies RCB’s commitment to nurturing local talents. With the RCB Athlete program, the next generation of Malaysian riders is set to achieve new heights – closer to their success on the global stage.