Weiron Tan secured two points finishes in rounds 13 and 14 of the Pro Mazda Championship this weekend. The Andretti Autosport racer finished sixth in race one and seventh in race two.
Tan, fresh from his fantastic Iowa victory, got his weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course off to a great start. The Malaysian put in an impressive performance in the practice session to finish third, followed by a solid result of fifth in qualifying.
WeironThe first race of the weekend saw Tan get off to a good start, rolling off the line and getting into the thick of the action. With the championship at the forefront of his mind the rookie driver put in a feisty attack to try and work his way up the grid, but unfortunately lost out to the chasing field and found himself in sixth. Tan worked his way through the 13-turn road course and kept out of trouble to maintain his position and cross the line sixth.
As the racing got underway for the second race, Tan was quick off the line from fifth on the grid. Unfortunately confusion from race marshalls first showing green flags then immediately waving yellow at the start affected the whole grid. Drivers towards the back struggled to slow in time, causing Tan to be hit from behind and out into the wall. His car suffered a damaged rear wing, diffuser and front wing. He managed to keep the car going, but with the damage sustained it proved difficult to keep the car on track. Tan battled relentlessly though, continued racing and came through to finish in seventh, collecting valuable championship points.
Weiron Tan will be back in action for the season finale weekend at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca. Rounds 15 and 16 of the Pro Mazda Championship will take place on 10-13 September.
Weiron Tan: “We struggled for pace all weekend, but considering where we started, I think as a team we did a good job improving and developing our car to where we qualified. Race 1 was very tough, we struggled with too much understeer and keeping up with the front guys was a challenge. Race 2 was bad from the start, after being knocked out, I came back on track with damages that didn’t allow me to utilise the full potential of the car. I hustled it best I could to finish 7th. We didn’t wish for this weekend to have gone this way but it’s all experience to learn from. I can only think of winning the last two rounds and hope to stand high in the championship, but for now I am looking forward to going home for a while to spend time with my family.” 
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