There was a total of 18 cars competing under hot and humid weather, including six drivers from Road to Champion Driver Program. As this is the first time for them to race with a real racecar, they all felt very anxious about the race.

DSC_0175Although Josh Burdon from BlackArts Racing was taking strong pressure from Maxx Ebenal from Asia Racing Team, Josh was able to keep up the pace and clocked the fastest lap with 2:07.727, which was the best lap time over the weekend. New comer Evan Chen from Asia Racing Team also took pressure from Najiy Ayyad from S&D Motorsports, he successfully crossed the finish line 1.036s faster than Najiy and took his first trophy in the debut appearance.

In the end Josh Burdon took first and Maxx finished second while Evan took the third. Class B is again dominated by Asia Racing Team for the first two places, Hua Miao pushed until the last second and beat his teammate Jasper Thong by 0.243s. Road to Champion driver Song Xu Je from S&D Motorsports took his first ever motorsport trophy. Master Class was taken by Thomas Luedi from BlackArts Racing.

RACE 2

DSC_0573Pole driver Josh Burdon was having a close battle with Maxx Ebenal from Asia Racing Team in the beginning of the race. While accidents happened in the middle of the race, the safety car showed up and the gap between the drivers tightened up.

When the safety car was leaving the track, Maxx made a mistaken and spun turning into T1, losing the best opportunity to overtake the car in the front, and Najiy Ayyad from S&D Motorsports and Max Chen from Asia Racing Team took the position.

Class B was still the battle between the Asia Racing Team drivers Jasper Thong and Hua Miao. In the last session of the race Hua Miao was seeking for chance to overtake, but Jasper defended so well and he finally won his first champion in the series. 2nd runner-up goes to Road to Champion driver Song Xu Je again, which was his 2nd trophies in this round.

The next race will be hosting in Zhuhai International Circuit on September 16th.

Ben Potter
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