TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The body of the late Indonesian Asia Talent Cup racer, Afridza Munandar (20), who was tragically killed in a racing incident in Saturday’s race at the Sepang International Circuit, is set to arrive in Jakarta today.
“His body is scheduled to be flown to Jakarta on a Garuda GA 821 flight destined for Soekarno Hatta airport, accompanied by Astra Honda Indonesia officials,” said Yusron B. Ambary, citizen protection for Indonesia’s Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, November 3.
According to Yusron, the Royal Malaysia Police has issued an official autopsy report stating that the late Afridza had succumbed to massive head trauma due to the racing incident. Malaysian authorities’ provisions sought autopsies for those who pass away due to factors other than illnesses.
“This afternoon, the body of Afridza was issued from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital and was followed by religious customary of being bathed and prayed at the Tun Abdul Aziz Mosque in Petaling Jaya, Selangor,” Yusron reported.
A representative of Astra Honda Motor, Daniel Aria Nugraha, was seen at the hospital while Afridza Munandar’s parents await in Jakarta.
Afridza Munandar is one of the rising stars at the Asia Talent Cup 2019 season after graduating from the Indonesian Astra Honda Racing School back in 2017. “Many of [Afridza’s] achievements include carrying the Indonesian national anthem in the Asia Talent Cup,” said Daniel, who refers to the multiple wins and podiums Afridza managed to take in the 2019 season.