Muhammad Usman Ghani, the only professional racer Pakistan has produced, has begun his 2021-22 season finishing Waleed Al Shemais National Sportsbike Championship at Dubai Autodrome representing Pakistan at P3.
The biker would have finished at P2, but according to him, his bike went through some electrical obstacles dragging him to the third spot.
Muhammad Usman Ghani; the only Pakistani bike racer, starts 2021 with P3
“I had been preparing for this race form past week after my motorbike arrived. I had to make a lot of changes to get it smooth during the race,” said Ghani. “Still my bike had some electrical issues in the last three laps that made me end P3; otherwise, I would have finished P2.”
“I put my best to defend my third position. I was able to do that because of the practice and track days that I had during the past week,” he said.
Describing the tournament’s second race, he uttered that he had sustained a minor injury on one of his arms that let him out of that race.
“I was doing well in the second race but then all of a sudden motorbike had a failure and I crashed. Just had a minor injury in the right arm,” he said.
Usman will be representing Pakistan in two more races this season. He aims to finish both of them at one of the three Podium positions.
“I hope to get my injury treated soon so that I can be ready for the next race. My team and I have analyzed the issues in the bike and will be fixed for the next race,” he added.
Notably, he is the only Pakistani to be in the field internationally. Muhammad Usman Ghani is the only pro bike racer to have Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Race License and a certified coach.
“Currently I am the only one with Pakistan’s flag on the racing suit in the races. I want to see more racers in future. I had been to Pakistan lately, and I have seen many talents there who don’t have the opportunity and racing track in Pakistan to display their skills.”
The biker aims to build pro tracks in Pakistan to help the stunners utilize their racing talent.
“I aim to help the government and the private investors to build Pakistan’s first-ever multi-purpose track that can be used for a different type of races,” he said.
“The talented racers in Pakistan are either racing or dying while racing on the road. Racing on the road and without a helmet is not safe. The bikers in Pakistan are quick and talented, but they need a platform to showcase their skills.”