Pembalap Minta Wali Kota Segera Bangun Sirkuit Latihan

Wali Kota Hadi Zainal Abidin (kemeja hijau) mengendarai Honda CBR 150 mengampanyekan safety riding sekaligus mencoba lintasan balap di Jalan Panglima Sudirman, Minggu (21/7). foto-foto : Rifki I.K (humas dan protokol)
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KANIGARAN – “Saya mohon dukungannya, mewakili teman-teman pecinta balap. Mohon diberi tempat latihan. Saya sudah lama mengikuti lomba balap, kalau latihan saya harus keluar kota. Saya harus mengorbankan jam sekolah. Saya harap bisa diberikan tempat latihan balap untuk teman-teman di Kota Probolinggo. Dan tidak ada balap liar dan latihan di jalan raya.”

Inilah petikan sebuah surat yang dibacakan oleh salah satu atlet balap cilik kelas nasional andalan Kota Probolinggo, Hafizd Fahril Rasyadan, 12 tahun. Ia masih duduk di kelas 6 SD Sukabumi 2 Kota Probolinggo.

Ia sengaja menulis surat yang ingin ia sampaikan saat pembukaan Wali Kota Cup Race Kejurprov Balap Motor 2019 di Jalan Panglima Sudirman, Minggu (21/7) yang dibuka oleh Wali Kota Hadi Zainal Abidin, didampingi Ketua DPRD Agus Rudiyanto Ghaffur dan Kabag Ops Polres Probolinggo Kota AKP Hermawan.

Ya, Kota Probolinggo kembali jadi tuan rumah balap motor. Kali ini ada 25 kelas balap yang diikuti 332 starter dari sejumlah daerah di Jawa Timur. Wali Kota Habib Hadi mengaku bangga, karena Kota Probolinggo kembali jadi tuan rumah penyelenggaraan event balap motor.

Pemerintah Kota Probolinggo sangat mendukung aktivitas kegiatan lomba ini sebagai ajang untuk unjuk gigi para atlet, mencetak prestasi sekaligus bibit atlet. Menurut wali kota yang punya hobi race ini, bagi anak muda yang suka balapan lebih baik ikut lomba semacam ini dari pada kebut-kebutan di jalan.

Pembalap nasional asal Kota Probolinggo, Rasya saat menyampaikan harapannya kepada Wali Kota Hadi Zainal Abidin.

 

Menanggapi apa yang disampaikan Rasya-panggilan akrab atlet balap cilik yang membacakan suratnya, Habib Hadi memberikan jawaban yang melegakan. “Rasya, di akhir tahun ini akan kami carikan tempat untuk latihan balapan. Sehingga tidak ada lagi balapan liar yang tidak safety. Adanya tempat latihan menambah kecakapan, keterampilan dan kemampuan menghadapi event besar lainnya sehingga bisa membawa nama baik Kota Probolinggo,” tutur wali kota.

Kemunculan bibit baru di Kota Probolinggo harus mendapat perhatian, wali kota akan mencarikan lokasi latihan jadi tidak perlu jauh-jauh ke luar kota. Wali kota berharap makin banyak masyarakat Kota Probolinggo yang punya hobi balapan dan pernah mencetak prestasi di tingkat nasional.

“Kami berharap lebih banyak (atlet) bermunculan. Kami bentuk tempat untuk latihan karena ini adalah kunci utama. Lokasi sudah ada gambaran, masih akan kami siapkan dulu,” ungkap wali kota.

Saat pembukaan Wali Kota Cup Race Kejurprov Balap Motor 2019, Habib Hadi bersama Ketua DPRD dan Kabag Ops menaiki Honda CBR 150 ikut mengampanyenya safety riding dan mencoba lintasan bersama pembalap cilik.

Sementara itu, setelah mendengar jawaban dari Habib Hadi soal harapannya, Rasya mengaku lega. “Ya seneng. Akhirnya disediakan oleh pak wali, jadi kami bisa tetap latihan di Kota Probolinggo,” ujar pembalap spesialis MP5 ECCU Standard dan CBR 150 cc yang punya target lolos di tiga besar Wali Kota Cup Race Kejurprov Balap Motor 2019 ini. (famydecta/humas)

Salah satu peserta Wali Kota Cup Race Kejurprov Balap Motor 2019 melakukan wheely ketika melintasi arena balap.

“I, representing my racer fellows, need your support. We urgently need a race circuit for practicing. I’ve been racing for years, but I have to go outside of town to practice. I lost my time at school. I hope the government can build us, the Probolinggo city’s racers, a race circuit for practicing so that there would be no illegal race or race practicing on the roadway.”

It was the quotation taken from a letter read by one of the 12-years-old national kid racers from Probolinggo city, Hafizd Fahril Rasyadan. He is still in sixth grade at the elementary school SDN Sukabumi II.

He did write a letter to be read in the front of Mayor Hadi Zainal Abidin at the opening of Mayor Cup Race, Provincial Motorbike Race Championship 2019, on Jl. Panglima Sudirman, Sunday (21/7).

Probolinggo city has again been selected as the host of motorbike racing. There were 25 categories in the race where 332 starters from several regions in East Java province have participated in. Mayor Habib Hadi was proud that the city has again been selected as the host of the motor racing event. 

Probolinggo municipal administration fully supports the race as an event for the athlete to show their talent off and to find new talents. The mayor, who has a hobby of racing, urged youth to join such a race instead of speeding in the roadway.

Responding to the letter read by Rasya, Habib Hadi gave a clear answer. “Rasya, at the end of the year, we would like to find a proper place to practice. So, there would be no illegal racing, which is dangerous. By providing the area for practicing, we hope that the racers would increase their skills to face big other events, which eventually will earn a good reputation for the city,” the mayor said.

The rising of new talents in the city should get more attention. The mayor will find them a location for practicing so that they no longer need to go outside of town. The mayor hopes there would be more people in the city who love racing.

“We hope the number of the racer is rising. We will provide a location for practicing because this would be the main key. We have some ideas for the location, but we still need to prepare for it,” the mayor revealed.

At the opening of Mayor Cup Race, Provincial Motorbike Race Championship 2019, Habib Hadi, along with the Speaker of the city’s Regional House of Representatives (DPRD), and the Head of Operational Department of the city’s police unit ride sportbike Honda CBR 150 to campaign for safe riding and try the circuit with the kids racers.

Meanwhile, after having the answer from the mayor, Rasya was hugely relieved. “I’m very happy. Finally, the mayor will make our dream to have an area for practicing comes true, so we can do practicing in Probolinggo city,” said the racer specialized in MP5 ECCU Standard and CBR 150 and has a target to be in the top three of the Mayor Cup Race, Provincial Motorbike Race Championship 2019.