Hafizh Syahrin, Malaysia 1st Ever MotoGP Superstar

Hafizh Syahrin confirmed a year contract to compete in MotoGP World Championship 2018, under Monster Yamaha Tech3 (Tech 3) team.

Known among fans as El Pescao which means small fish because of his mastery to navigate the wettest of race conditions, so good in rain. Hafizh Syahrin able to prove himself as a 24 years old rookie rider worthy enough for Tech3, a satellite operation in MotoGP. Quickly becoming the local MotoGP superstar in Malaysia, and Thailand, and all Southeast Asia region.

Hafizh Syahrin is now getting a grip on his own MotoGP HS55 Monster Energy Yamaha YZR-M1 machine with 2016 chassis design, priced at a cost of almost USD2 Million each. Protecting Hafizh Syahrin head is full-faced Nolan X-lite X-803 Monster Energy Nolan racing helmet, with Malaysian 'Jalur Gemilang' flag decal on top.

Basic salary? Hafizh Syahrin got paid USD 300,000 for a 2018 season contract.

Photos credit: H555 Official Fanclub, Monster Yamaha Tech3.

Video below showing Hafizh Syahrin trying his Yamaha machine, doing pre-test and commenting about his race preparation in Qatar, a week before 2018 MotoGP World Championship season starts.

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