Gilbert Ang once again spent the weekend on the top spot in the Caterham Motorsport Championship as the championship joined one of Malaysia’s biggest race weekends, the Asian Festival of Speed.
Joining the likes of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, GT Asia, Audi R8 LMS Cup and the new TCR Asia Series, the Caterhams thundered around the circuit for rounds 7 and 8.
As Gilbert Ang sped off into the distance winning the 420R class, new comer Mikko Nassi drove a dominate race to win by over 10 seconds in the Supersport class.
Rookie driver Fikri Rahim replaced his kart for the Supersport, and had a close battle with Sidqi Ahmad, foxing at every opportunity. After a spin in the early stages and dropping back by 16 seconds, Fikri had caught Sidqi by 2.5 seconds a lap, but was unable to take second position in his first car race.
Race two had some dramas as Sidqi Ahmad received a penalty for a jump start, but failing to notice the instruction to pit was black flagged and disqualified. This saw Fikri take second place in only his second car race whilst Mikko Nassi secured a double win in the Supersport class.
Gilbert Ang now leads the 420R championship while Halim retains his lead in the Supersport championship, with Leona Chin and Shirendra Lawrence close behind.
The final race weekend will be an exciting one as both championships will be decided in the last race.
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