Alex Yoong of Audi TEDA Racing Team has taken the lead in the Audi R8 LMS Cup, following a fantastic weekend of racing at home in front of the Cup’s Malaysian fans. The thrilling weekend of racing saw plenty of overtaking and wheel-to-wheel racing throughout the field.

Yoong won Round 8 ahead of Marchy Lee of Audi Hong Kong Team and Rahel Frey of Castrol Racing Team, while Lee took a hard-fought victory in Round 9, ahead of Cheng Congfu of FAW-VW Audi Racing Team and Frey. Lee’s win – his first of 2015 – marked the Cup’s seventh different winner this season, showcasing once again the competitiveness of the series.

Yoong, fourth in Round 9, leads the Overall Classification by just four points, with Cheng second and Thomas Fjordback of Federal-Mogul Motorparts Racing and Aditya Patel of Team Audi R8 LMS Cup tied for third. Marchy Lee is fifth in the championship, with Frey sixth.

The fight for the Amateur Cup had Cup fans on the edges of their seats as they watched Rounds 8&9 category winner Andrew Kim of E-Rain Racing Team battle with new Amateur Cup points leader Daniel Bilski of B-Quik Racing.

Next up for the Cup: joining forces next month with the Audi Sport motorsport family as Rounds 10&11 take place in support of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Fuji, Japan.

Ben Potter

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