Teenage motorcycle sensation Cheung Wai-on will compete in this weekend's HRC Honda Cup in Japan, his confidence sky-high after setting a lap record at Zhuhai International Circuit recently. Cheung, who started racing when he was 12, set the record at a meeting organised by the Hong Kong Automobile Association. The 16-year-old clocked one minute, 54.74 seconds on his Honda RZ 125. The time was astounding considering that he was competing against 250 cc and 400 cc motorcycles. 'There are so many good young bikers around Asia at the moment,' said Cheung, who finished third in his event at Zhuhai. 'It will be difficult competing in Japan because I know the Japanese are really keen on motor- racing. 'I also don't know much about the Japanese circuit, other than the fact it is 2.1 kilometres long and there are six or seven sharp bends.' Cheung must wait another two years before he can compete with the 'big boys' at the Macau Grand Prix. He must be 18 before getting a driver's licence. 'I have no intention of competing in Macau though,' Cheung revealed. 'I have heard it's a very dangerous circuit and I'm in no hurry to race there.' His new success came after switching to the Honda from a Yamaha TEZ 125. 'I managed to improve my time in Zhuhai by almost two seconds on last year,' Cheung said. 'The Honda bike was more suitable for me and I intend to stick with it before I gradually turn to 250 cc bikes.' He is coached by his father, Cheung Wing-chi, who owns a motorcycle shop in Kowloon.