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Absolute Racing James YU takes double pole and his maiden victory in the Formula Master Series Race 5.

Daniel Lu.

Qualifying was held in dry conditions and Car no.5 James YU from Absolute Racing took Pole in Qualifying 1 with a lap-time of 2:05.890. It was quite close with the Top 8 drivers all within 1 second from each other. Car no.55 Daniel LU who’s also from Absolute Racing qualified second and Car no.13 Antolin GONZALEZ from Cebu Pacific Air by Pinnacle Motorsport saw his best qualifying performance, setting the third fastest lap time.

In Qualifying 2 James YU put in a perfect lap of 2:05.270 and was 0.708 clear of the second placed driver Daniel LU. But it was very close between the rest of the pack with 8 within 0.3 seconds of each other.

Race 5
James YU drove a perfect race in from Pole to Flag in Race 5. The safety car came out on Lap 7 due to Antolin GONZALEZ spinning at T4, which closed up the field, when the safety-car came in a lap later, James had a good restart and maintained the lead.

“I started from pole position,” said winner Yu. “It was a good race for me and I managed to make a big gap between myself and the second car. But I think it’s not playing safe for me because the conditions are quite different and very difficult for me to take control of. Hope the next race will be as good as this and a lot better.”

Race 5 start.

Car no.11 Taylor COCKERTON from Cebu Pacific Air by Pinnacle Motorsport finished in second and Car no. 66 Danial FROST from Eurasia Motorsport finished in third. Car no.96 Kurt HILL from Eurasia Motorsport managed to set the fastest lap time of 2:07.028 during race, earning him the pole position for Race 6. Earlier on lap 6 Kurt and Cebu Pacific Air by Pinnacle Motorsport driver Car no.12 Ben GRIMES came together in T15 after Kurt tried to dive in on the inside with Ben closing the door, resulting in Ben spinning and losing his hopes on a Podium position. The stewards deemed it a racing incident.

Race 6
Daniel LU won the short 6 lap race with Taylor COCKERTON again in second and James YU in third, the race got under way in a chaotic fashion, when Ben GRIMES missed his grid box, resulting in a restart, which shorted the race even further to 5 laps. At the extra formation lap, Cebu Pacific Air by Pinnacle Motorsport driver Antolin GONZALEZ stalled his car on the grid. When the marshals wanted to push him inside the pit-lane, he bump-started his car which is against the rules. Both Ben and Antolin received a drive-through penalty.

Car 19 Isyraf DANISH from Eurasia Motorsport and Ben GRIMES came together at T9 on Lap 1 after Isyraf tried to dive on the inside of Ben GRIMES. Resulting in contact and Ben spinning out. Ben managed to restart the car but lost too much time and finished last. The incident ended Isyraf’s race.

In the Masters Class, Zhang Ya Qi and Hu Nan both from China and driving for Linky Racing, took a win each.

Race 5 podium.

Race 6 podium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race 5 result:

Pos No Driver Nat. Team Total Time
1 5 James YU CHN Absolute Racing 22:48.778
2 11 Taylor COCKERTON NZL Cebu Pacific Air by
Pinnacle Motorsport
22:49.708
3 66 Danial FROST MAL Eurasia Motorsport 22:50.534
4 96 Kurt HILL PHI Eurasia Motorsport 22:51.812
5 9 Manuel CABRERA MEX Absolute Racing 22:53.891
6 27 Arvin ESMAEILI SWE Absolute Racing 22:54.309
7 12 Ben GRIMES PHI Cebu Pacific Air by
Pinnacle Motorsport
22:54.416
8 55 Daniel LU CHN Absolute Racing 22:54.664
9 44 LUO Kailuo CHN Linky Racing 22:55.352
10 6 Tomoki TAKAHASHI JPN Super License 22:57.292
11 14 ZHANG Ya Qi (M) CHN Linky Racing 22:59.554
12 19 Isyraf DANISH MAL Eurasia Motorsport 23:33.653
Not classified
DNF 8 HU Nan (M) CHN Linky Racing 20:49.415
DNF 13 Antolin GONZALEZ ESP Cebu Pacific Air by
Pinnacle Motorsport
15:05.230
Best lap Time
  96 Kurt HILL PHI Eurasia Motorsport 2:07.028

*(M) Masters Cup

Race 6 result:

Pos No Driver Nat. Team Total Time
1 55 Daniel LU CHN Absolute Racing 10:37.219
2 11 Taylor COCKERTON NZL Cebu Pacific Air by
Pinnacle Motorsport
10:40.116
3 5 James YU CHN Absolute Racing 10:41.180
4 96 Kurt HILL PHI Eurasia Motorsport 10:41.949
5 66 Danial FROST MAL Eurasia Motorsport 10:42.300
6 6 Tomoki TAKAHASHI JPN Super License 10:45.164
7 27 Arvin ESMAEILI SWE Absolute Racing 10:48.907
8 9 Manuel CABRERA MEX Absolute Racing 10:49.121
9 44 LUO Kailuo CHN Linky Racing 10:50.103
10 14 ZHANG Ya Qi (M) CHN Linky Racing 10:56.655
11 13 Antolin GONZALEZ ESP Cebu Pacific Air by
Pinnacle Motorsport
11:08.861
12 8 HU Nan (M) CHN Linky Racing 11:11.503
13 12 Ben GRIMES PHI Cebu Pacific Air by
Pinnacle Motorsport
11:23.473
Not classified
DNF 19 Isyraf DANISH MAL Eurasia Motorsport 3:03.559
Best lap Time
  55 Daniel LU CHN Absolute Racing 2:06.149

*(M) Masters Cup

 

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