"So, I hope we can see some improvement in the remaining six rounds of the season," said Zulfahmi of the Red Bull-KTM-Ajo team.
While Zulfahmi struggles, Malaysian Grand Prix wildcard Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah is in sterling form, registering his second podium finish of the season in Round Five of the CEV Moto2 Championship in Spain on Sunday.
Hafizh is currently third in that championship and will enter the Shell Advanced Malaysian Motorcycle GP as a wildcard for the third time, with an expectant local fan base looking to him for a repeat of last year's performance.
Many will remember the 17-year-old's storming performance in the wet last year when he drove himself from 24th on the grid into the lead and eventually finished fourth.
Also in the mix this time will be Honda's Azlan Shah Kamarulzaman, who will debut as a full-fledged Moto2 world championship rider in the San Marino Grand Prix next weekend.
A rousing welcome will nevertheless be there for Touchline-SIC-Ajo's Amirul Hafiq Mohd Azmi and Husni Aizat Abdul Malik who will accompany Zulfahmi in the Moto3 race as wildcards.
But while the excitement over the Malaysian Grand Prix debut of the budding youngsters is hyped, there are doubts over whether Zulfahmi will be jostling for position with this pair in the race, given his latest run of poor form in the British Grand Prix.
Zulfahmi completed his worst finish in two years, coming home 21st at Silverstone, highlighting further his troubles this year.
But he still holds fond memories of his first ever podium, bagged in Sepang last year, which he hopes can spur him to perform beyond expectations in his home race.
"Of course I'm proud to have four compatriots racing with me in Sepang.
"I'm sure all of us will be racing to also see who gets the best result in front of our home crowd," said Zulfahmi.
"Last year's race was unforgettable as it was my first podium and I can remember every minute of it.
"That will definitely motivate me to do better." By Arnaz M. Khairul
*Sumber Dari New Straits Times