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Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2013 Race Report: Rounds 8&9 Inje Speedium International Circuit, Korea August 2 - 4, 2013 In This Issue: Television Listings Rounds 8&9 Preview Qualifying Qualifying Results Round 8 Round 8 Results Round 9 Round 9 Results 2013 Championship Standings General and Media Enquiries

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Earl Bamber arrived in Korea leading the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

Preview : Bamber leads mid-season charge to Ordos Shanghai. The region’s leading sports car championship is set to make its return to South Korea with Rounds 8&9 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia this weekend at the new Inje Speedium International Circuit in support of the opening round of the Asian Le Mans Series. The prestigious championship visits South Korea for the first time since 2005 and brings with it a 25-strong fleet of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racing cars ready for the intense on-track battles that are a signature of the series. Leading the charge is Nexus Racing’s Earl Bamber of New Zealand, with the 23year old having scored four successive victories, including completing a perfect weekend earlier this month in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. With five races remaining, the series newcomer has a nine-point lead over his closest rival, Austrian Martin Ragginger of Team Eagle, who started the season off with three straight wins of his own. While Ragginger will be looking to master the 4.207 km circuit and gain an edge on Bamber, the rest of the field will be out to do the same as they hunt for valuable championship points and race wins. Third in the championship is Macau’s Rodolfo Avila

of Team Jebsen, with 2011 champion Keita Sawa of LKM Racing Team fourth and the series’ top Chinese driver, Tung Ho-Pin of Budweiser Kamlung Racing, rounding out the top five. Reigning Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion Alexandre Imperatori of PICC Team StarChase returned to the podium with a third-place finish in Round 7 in Ordos and will no doubt look to capitalize on his momentum in Korea. Team C&D driver Jason Zhang Zhi Qiang also arrives in Korea on a high note after the series newcomer’s season-best fourth-place finish in Round 7. Team Yongda Dongfang’s Benjamin Rouget of France is currently sixth in the championship standings and will look to gain crucial ground this weekend, while Team Basetex driver Zhang Da Sheng continues to show the strides he has made following his debut season last year. Team Kangshun driver Ringo Chong and Team Betterlife’s Wang Jian Wei are also on the hunt for success this continued on page 2


continued from page 1 weekend, making this weekend’s races some of the most anticipated of the season. Flying the flag for Korea and racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia for the first time this weekend is Recardo Bruins. Bruins, a former singleseater driver who finished fourth in the 2007 ATS Formel 3 Championship and has also raced in GP2 and Formula

V6 Asia, is the 2012 Korea Speed Festival champion and will race with Team Carrera Cup Asia. In Class B, Mentos Racing driver Egidio Perfetti will look to continue his dominant season, which has seen him take six of seven category victories, including two in Ordos. In addition to leading the non-professional category, Perfetti is also eighth overall in the championship standings. Second in Class B is Asia Racing Team’s Li Chao, who has finished second in each of the last three races, while the Singapore’s Yuey Tan of Dorr McElrea Racing is enjoying a strong

season and is currently third in the category. Opened earlier this year, the Inje Speedium International Circuit is located approximately 150km from Seoul and features significant elevation changes and several challenging corners. With the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia making its debut at Inje, the drivers will all be on a level playing field and the race will be on to see who can master the circuit first and ultimately stand atop the podium.

Qualifying : Brilliant Bamber Seizes Pole at Asia’s Newest Circuit Inje, Korea. The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia made a spectacular debut at Asia’s newest race track, the impressive 4.208km Inje Speedium International Circuit, and the combination of the stunning, multi-million dollar facility and the region’s premier sportscar championship proved a powerful partnership. After an electrifying qualifying session to set the grids for Rounds 8 and 9 of the 2013 season, it was championship leader Earl Bamber of Nexus Racing who set the fastest time overall, grabbing pole position for Round 8, with arch rival Martin Ragginger of Team Eagle lining up alongside for the start the race. Reigning champion Alexandre Imperatori of PICC Team StarChase and Team Carrera Cup Asia guest driver Recardo Bruins, racing for Stuttgart Sports Cars, make up the second row, with LKM Racing Team’s Keita Sawa of Japan, currently fourth in the points, and Budweiser Kamlung Racing’s Tung Ho-Pin of China on row three. With the second-best times for each driver setting the start order for Round 9, it will be Ragginger who lines up on pole position, with Bamber alongside.

Nexus Racing’s Alif Hamdan earned his first career pole position with Class B pole for Round 9.

In Class B, points leader Egidio Perfetti of Mentos Racing took pole for Round 8, but Nexus Racing’s Alif Hamdan, who has quickly mastered the new South Korean circuit, will have the advantage for Round 9. Dorr McElrea Racing’s Yuey Tan of Singapore was third quickest in the class. With the soaring mountains of Inje making a stunning backdrop, the drivers took to the exhilarating new track and its elevations and challenging turns. The quickest six drivers all within a second of each other, and the circuit won universal praise from the 25-strong international field. Guest driver Bruins impressed greatly on his racing debut in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Bruins, reigning Korea Speed Festival Champion and former GP2 and Formula 3 drivers, has had just two practice sessions – one interrupted by rain – to get to grips with the thoroughbred racing Porsche, and is still looking for the optimum setup: “I’m feeling more confident in the car now, but it’s a challenge to get the set up right for me, even the seat position! I’m still making many mistakes, but I would have been

happy with top five. I know how tough the competition is in the series, so in the race, the first corner is going to be quite something.” The single qualifying session was red flagged early on after Nexus Racing’s Adrian Henry D’Silva stopped on track with a brake problem. As the session resumed, Imperatori was first to the top of the timing sheets, before Bamber grabbed provisional pole with Ragginger jumping to second. The New Zealander looked to have pole in the bag until midway through the session when Ragginger slammed in a scorcher of a lap to seize provisional pole. After a raft of tyre changes, the charge was back on, with Imperatori bettering his time on new rubber to leapfrog Bamber to go second fastest, while Sawa climbed to fourth on the monitors ahead of Bruins. The Korean driver wasn’t done though, putting together a strong lap continued on page 3


continued from page 2 and slicing just enough off Ragginger’s time to go second. The Austrian was having none of it through, reclaiming his place on the front row of the grid, but still 0.124 seconds off Bamber’s convincing pole time. Said Bamber: “It’s really tight competition. Everyone was really, really fast and I had to go out on my second set of tyres and really push. It’s probably the hardest lap of the season I’ve driven to get pole. The circuit is really exciting, fast, so many elevation changes, twisty corners, fast corners – there’s a bit of everything.” Despite its sweeping curves, the impressive field still presented its share of challenges. Said Ragginger: “Alex, Earl and I are all very close. On my second set of tyres, my first lap I had to overtake two cars, so there was a bit of a problem with traffic, but I think that was a bit of a problem for everyone. We know we could stand on pole, but lost the point again so I’m a little frustrated. It’s the first time for us so I honestly don’t know [about the overtaking opportunities]. For sure there will be some, if not then not, but I hope so.” Nexus Racing’s Alif Hamdan was thrilled to take his first Porsche Carrera Cup and career pole: “I’m pretty happy with the pace we have this weekend. For me it’s an even playing ground, and it’s finally great to be able to give chase to Egidio after half a season. It’s my first time on pole ever so I’m pretty happy!” Having won over the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia teams and drivers with its breathtaking scenery, the hills around Inje will awake to the roar of 25 of the powerful Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racing cars as the battle for the 2013 championship resumes.

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Nexus Racing’s Earl Bamber in Round 8 Qualifying.

Qualifying Results - Round 8 Pos

No

Driver/Nationality

Entrant/Nationality

Time

1

7

Earl BAMBER (NZL)

Class

Nexus Racing (MAS)

1:36.682

2

86

Martin RAGGINGER (AUT)

Team Eagle (CHN)

+0.124

3

99

Alexandre IMPERATORI (HKG)

PICC Team StarChase (HKG)

+0.177

4

3

*Recardo BRUINS (KOR)

Team Carrera Cup Asia (CHN)

+0.495

5

38

Keita SAWA (JPN)

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

+0.883

6

58

TUNG Ho-Pin (CHN)

Budweiser Kamlung Racing (MAS)

+0.898

7

66

Jason ZHANG Zhiqiang (CHN)

Team C&D (CHN)

+1.179

8

20

Rodolfo AVILA (MAC)

Team Jebsen (HKG)

+1.374

9

78

ZHANG Da Sheng (CHN)

Basetex Racing (CHN)

+2.295

10

8

Benjamin ROUGET (FRA)

Team Yongda Dongfang (CHN)

+2.354

11

88

Egidio PERFETTI (SIN)

B

Mentos Racing (SIN)

+2.465

12

72

Alif HAMDAN (MAS)

B

Nexus Racing (MAS)

+2.802

13

11

Ringo CHONG (SIN)

Team Kangshun (CHN)

+3.142

14

68

LI Zhi Cong (CHN)

Kamlung Racing (MAS)

+3.564

15

5

Yuey TAN (SIN)

B

Dorr McElrea Racing (SIN)

+3.982

16

21

Francis TJIA (HKG)

B

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

+4.398

17

16

Wayne SHEN (HKG)

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

+4.527

18

25

Christian CHIA (CAN)

B

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

+5.845

19

96

LI Chao (CHN)

B

Asia Racing Team (CHN)

+6.136

20

33

Samson CHAN (HKG)

B

Samson CHAN (HKG)

+6.162

21

28

John SHEN (HKG)

B

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

+6.359

22

83

Dr. MA Chi Min (HKG)

B

Dr. Ma Chi Min (HKG)

+7.126

23

22

SIU Yuk Lung (HKG)

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

+9.754

24

9

*Jacky YEUNG (HKG)

B

Team Betterlife (CHN)

+13.649

-

27

Adrian Henry D’SILVA (MAS)

B

Nexus Racing (MAS)

DNQ


Team Eagle’s Martin Ragginger’s second-fastest time of the session put him on pole for Sunday’s Round 9.

(Top down) • Zhang Da Sheng (left) and Li Chao (right) check the monitors during Qualifying • Mentos Racing driver Egidio Perfetti • Team Dorr McElrea Racing’s Yuey Tan in action

Qualifying Results - Round 9 Pos

No

Driver/Nationality

1

86

2

Class

Entrant/Nationality

Time

Martin RAGGINGER (AUT)

Team Eagle (CHN)

1:36.855

7

Earl BAMBER (NZL)

Nexus Racing (MAS)

+0.066

3

99

Alexandre IMPERATORI (HKG)

PICC Team StarChase (HKG)

+0.304

4

3

*Recardo BRUINS (KOR)

Team Carrera Cup Asia (CHN)

+0.792

5

38

Keita SAWA (JPN)

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

+0.913

6

58

TUNG Ho-Pin (CHN)

Budweiser Kamlung Racing (MAS)

+1.030

7

66

Jason ZHANG Zhiqiang (CHN)

Team C&D (CHN)

+1.318

8

20

Rodolfo AVILA (MAC)

Team Jebsen (HKG)

+1.672

9

8

Benjamin ROUGET (FRA)

Team Yongda Dongfang (CHN)

+2.594

10

72

Alif HAMDAN (MAS)

Nexus Racing (MAS)

+2.818

11

78

ZHANG Da Sheng (CHN)

Basetex Racing (CHN)

+2.827

12

88

Egidio PERFETTI (SIN)

Mentos Racing (SIN)

+2.941

13

11

Ringo CHONG (SIN)

Team Kangshun (CHN)

+3.647

14

5

Yuey TAN (SIN)

Dorr McElrea Racing (SIN)

+3.942

15

68

LI Zhi Cong (CHN)

Kamlung Racing (MAS)

+4.205

16

21

Francis TJIA (HKG)

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

+4.253

17

16

Wayne SHEN (HKG)

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

+4.684

18

25

Christian CHIA (CAN)

B

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

+5.934

19

96

LI Chao (CHN)

B

Asia Racing Team (CHN)

+6.095

20

33

Samson CHAN (HKG)

B

Samson CHAN (HKG)

+6.436

21

28

John SHEN (HKG)

B

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

+6.628

22

83

Dr. MA Chi Min (HKG)

B

Dr. Ma Chi Min (HKG)

+7.589

23

22

SIU Yuk Lung (HKG)

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

+9.838

24

9

*Jacky YEUNG (HKG)

B

Team Betterlife (CHN)

+13.895

-

27

Adrian Henry D’SILVA (MAS)

B

Nexus Racing (MAS)

DNQ

B

B

B

B


Tung Ho-Pin (centre) celebrates on the podium with Jason Zhang Zhiqiang (left), second, and Rodolfo Avila (right), who finished third.

Round 8 : Tung Takes Maiden Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Victory in Korean Thriller Inje, Korea. Budweiser Kamlung Racing driver Tung Ho-Pin took his maiden Porsche Carrera Cup Asia victory today in Round 8, held at the new 4.208km Inje Speedium International Circuit in South Korea. The Chinese driver started from the third row of the grid, and adeptly avoided multiple dramas to stay out of trouble and take the win. Second was Team C&D ace Jason Zhang Zhiqiang, his best result so far in his debut Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season, with Team Jebsen’s Rodolfo Avila of Macau taking the final podium finish. However, first across the finish line was Team Eagle’s Martin Ragginger, but he was subsequently handed a 30 second penalty by race officials for a false start. It was a disappointing end to what had been a challenging race for the Austrian, who had recovered well from an early incident. Continuing his spectacular run of Class B victories this

season, Mentos Racing’s Egidio Perfetti added a win on the new track to his impressive racing CV, finishing fourth overall in front of Korean guest driver Recardo Bruins who, like much of the field, had more than his fair share of incidents. Second in Class B was Nexus Racing’s Alif Hamdan of Malaysia, his first podium finish since the season opener in Malaysia. Dorr McElrea Racing’s Yuey Tan took third, describing the incident-filled race as “pretty crazy!” Going in to Round 9, Bamber has a 17 point lead at the top of the 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia overall championship points table from Ragginger, with Avila just five points behind the Austrian. In Class B, Perfetti is the runaway leader, but Tan has closed up to Li in second, and just five points now separate the pair. A visibly delighted Tung was quick to thank his Budweiser Kamlung Racing team for their enthusiastic support as he celebrated his maiden series victory: “As they say, ‘you must first finish to finish first’, and I’m happy to have made it to the line. I was hit from behind, in the side, had a damaged rear tyre… it was a very active race! I was a bit unlucky in Shanghai and Malaysia, so it’s good to be lucky here in Korea. On this track, it’s quite difficult to overtake, and many of the drivers

were quite aggressive on the opening lap, trying to gain position, but in the final two laps everything settled down a bit. I had a good start and run into Turn 1. That was quite tight, but most got through, but that’s when the carnage started.” Jason Zhang Zhiqiang had much to celebrate on his Korean debut: “I’m very excited to take my first Porsche Carrera Cup Asia podium finish in my first season, and on a very challenging track.” Avila, meanwhile, was grateful to take the podium but believed there was still more to come from his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. More can be expected from Perfetti in Round 9, the Mentos Racing driver throwing down the gauntlet to the professionals after this impressive overall finish: “It is a new track, so I had to be a bit careful in the beginning. I made progress all the way through the race and found some pace. I like the track and am getting more comfortable on it. I have saved a new set of tyres for the next race, and have my eyes set on a couple of cars in front…” continued on page 6


continued from page 5 Ragginger stole the march on pole-sitter Bamber off the grid, for which he was later penalised, and led the field as it thundered into the first turn. Clearly furious to have lost his pole advantage, Bamber was in hot pursuit of the Austrian, rashly attempting to nudge his way past and shoving Ragginger off the track. Ragginger used the escape road to avoid the grass, before rejoining in the lead. As he rejoined, Imperatori, who had been aggressively challenging Bamber, came together with the Nexus Racing driver, spinning into the barriers. The incident put Bamber back down the field, and brought out the Safety Car for the first time. Bruins was involved in that incident but his car was undamaged, however he spun on the last corner of the first lap but was able continue albeit down the order. When the Safety Car pulled off, Ragginger immediately set about pulling a gap from the chasing pack, with Tung unable to challenge for the lead and Avila piling the pressure on to Zhang, his eye firmly on a podium finish. Meanwhile, Bamber was on a charge back up through the field, as was Bruins. The Safety Car was called out for a second time after an incident involving Dr. Ma Chi Min, who took drastic action to avoid a slow moving car on track. When the debris was cleared, and the Safety Car pulled off for the second time, just two laps remained before the chequered flag. Ragginger led the field away cleanly and once again set about pulling a gap from his rivals. Zhang had a look at Tung, but couldn’t see a way to get by without putting his podium finish in jeopardy before the flag.

Avila was delighted to learn he had inherited a podium finish, and the valuable points that go with it, but for Ragginger, his time penalty was a crushing disappointment. While emotions were running high after the incident, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia drivers

were already looking forward to their second South Korean race. With Round 8 one of the most dramatic races of the season so far, anticipation is high as the passionate rivalries of the region’s finest sportscar racers are reignited in Round 9.

Results - Round 8 Pos

No

Driver/Nationality

Entrant/Nationality

Time

1

58

TUNG Ho-Pin (CHN)

Class

Budweiser Kamlung Racing (MAS)

1:39.382

2

66

Jason ZHANG Zhiqiang (CHN)

Team C&D (CHN)

+0.257

3

20

Rodolfo AVILA (MAC)

Team Jebsen (HKG)

+1.250

4

88

Egidio PERFETTI (SIN)

Mentos Racing (SIN)

+2.132

5

3

*Recardo BRUINS (KOR)

Team Carrera Cup Asia (CHN)

+2.617

6

8

Benjamin ROUGET (FRA)

Team Yongda Dongfang (CHN)

+4.499

7

78

ZHANG Da Sheng (CHN)

Basetex Racing (CHN)

+4.470

8

11

Ringo CHONG (SIN)

Team Kangshun (CHN)

+7.517

9

38

Keita SAWA (JPN)

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

+7.690

10

7

Earl BAMBER (NZL)

Nexus Racing (MAS)

+8.328

11

68

LI Zhi Cong (CHN)

Kamlung Racing (MAS)

+8.791

12

72

Alif HAMDAN (MAS)

B

Nexus Racing (MAS)

+9.266

13

5

Yuey TAN (SIN)

B

Dorr McElrea Racing (SIN)

+11.892

14

96

LI Chao (CHN)

B

Asia Racing Team (CHN)

+13.375

15

25

Christian CHIA (CAN)

B

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

+14.811

16

21

Francis TJIA (HKG)

B

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

+16.692

17

28

John SHEN (HKG)

B

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

+17.247

18

86

Martin RAGGINGER (AUT)

Team Eagle (CHN)

+28.915

19

22

SIU Yuk Lung (HKG)

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

+31.038

20

33

Samson CHAN (HKG)

B

Samson CHAN (HKG)

+31.241

21

27

Adrian Henry D’SILVA (MAS)

B

Nexus Racing (MAS)

13 Laps

-

16

Wayne SHEN (HKG)

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

DNF

-

99

Alexandre IMPERATORI (HKG)

PICC Team StarChase (HKG)

DNF

-

83

Dr. MA Chi Min (HKG)

B

Dr. Ma Chi Min (HKG)

DNF

-

9

*Jacky YEUNG (HKG)

B

Team Betterlife (CHN)

DNF

B

The Class B Round 8 podium: (left to right) Nexus Racing’s Alif Hamdan, 2nd; Class B winner Egidio Perfetti of Mentos Racing ; Yuey Tan of Dorr McElrea Racing


The start of Round 9 at the Inje Speedium International Circuit.

Round 9 : Ragginger Rebounds to Take Round 9 Victory Inje, Korea. Team Eagle’s Martin Ragginger of Austria put in a wheel-perfect performance on the 4.208km Inje Speedium International Circuit today to take a convincing victory in Round 9 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. Second across the line was PICC Team StarChase driver and reigning champion Alexandre Imperatori, who defended superbly throughout the 14-lap race from a persistent Earl Bamber of Nexus Racing, third. In Class B, Mentos Racing’s Egidio Perfetti took his fifth successive victory, while category pole-man Alif Hamdan of Nexus Racing took second and Dorr McElrea Racing’s Yuey Tan of Singapore claiming the final podium spot. Ragginger’s victory narrows the gap between him and Bamber on the championship

leaderboard to just 13 points. With three races to go, and a total of 62 points on offer, five drivers remain in contention for overall honours. Third in the running is Team Jebsen’s Rodolfo Avila followed by LKM Racing Team’s Keita Sawa and Budweiser Kamlung Racing’s Tung Ho-Pin. Perfetti has a comfortable points advantage at the top of Class B ahead of Asia Racing Team’s Li Chao and Yuey Tan. Ragginger was quick to thank his Team Eagle for giving him the perfect car, adding: “I had a good start and tried to control the race. Alex was quick, but I knew he and Earl were fighting, so I was able to take the win.” Imperatori admitted Bamber had made it tough going for him, but despite this he still set the fastest lap of the race: “I had to work very hard for that. We had good pace all weekend. I had a good start, and I wanted to start work on Martin, but my mirrors were full of Earl so I had to focus on that. Overall though, I’m very happy with the weekend.” Back with a vengeance after the disappointment of his time penalty in Round 8, which robbed him of victory, Ragginger

blasted off the grid from pole position and couldn’t be touched, building up a lead of more than a second by the end of Lap 1. Another man on a mission was Imperatori who wasted no time in getting alongside then passing Bamber at the hairpin on the opening lap. The Shanghai-based Swiss driver then had to fend off an increasingly furious challenge from Bamber throughout the race with a crowd-pleasing display of hard, fair racing. Behind the trio, Team Carrera Cup Asia guest driver Recardo Bruins, racing for Stuttgart Sports Cars, held on to fourth. The Korean driver impressed on his debut in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, going one better than his debut in Round 8 to finish fourth. Round 8 winner Tung got away well from the third row of the grid, getting by Sawa to go fifth early on. Jason Zhang Zhiqiang of Team C&D got by Avila who then defended well from Team Yongda Dongfang’s continued on page 8


continued from page 7 Benjamin Rouget. Avila claimed his position from Zhang mid-way through the race, passing Sawa on Lap 12, then getting on the power to take the fight to Tung up ahead. On the penultimate lap, the Macau driver made a brave move on Tung, only to spin and drop back down the order to finish 9th. The brand new Inje Speedium International Circuit won acclaim from the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. The facility, built at a cost of USD 200 million (excluding land costs), is an impressive new addition to the Asian motorsport scene. As the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia leaves the mountains of Inje, next up for the region’s premier sportscar championship is a highlight of the season, the Porsche SC Global Carrera Cup Asia – Singapore 2013, held at the FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. With three rounds of the 2013 season to go, the championship remains wide open and the competition will be red hot as the 25-strong field swoops down on the Marina Bay street circuit.

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Results - Round 9 Pos

No

Driver/Nationality

Entrant/Nationality

Time

1

86

Martin RAGGINGER (AUT)

Class

Team Eagle (CHN)

23:01.780

2

99

Alexandre IMPERATORI (HKG)

PICC Team StarChase (HKG)

+1.742

3

7

Earl BAMBER (NZL)

Nexus Racing (MAS)

+2.136

4

3

*Recardo BRUINS (KOR)

Team Carrera Cup Asia (CHN)

+9.433

5

58

TUNG Ho-Pin (CHN)

Budweiser Kamlung Racing (MAS)

+16.320

6

38

Keita SAWA (JPN)

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

+16.626

7

66

Jason ZHANG Zhiqiang (CHN)

Team C&D (CHN)

+24.103

8

78

ZHANG Da Sheng (CHN)

Basetex Racing (CHN)

+24.314

9

20

Rodolfo AVILA (MAC)

Team Jebsen (HKG)

+24.697

10

8

Benjamin ROUGET (FRA)

Team Yongda Dongfang (CHN)

+25.612

11

88

Egidio PERFETTI (SIN)

Mentos Racing (SIN)

+33.359

12

68

LI Zhi Cong (CHN)

Kamlung Racing (MAS)

+39.928

13

72

Alif HAMDAN (MAS)

Nexus Racing (MAS)

+45.402

14

11

Ringo CHONG (SIN)

Team Kangshun (CHN)

+56.870

15

5

Yuey TAN (SIN)

Dorr McElrea Racing (SIN)

+1:01.012

16

16

Wayne SHEN (HKG)

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

+1:03.605

17

96

LI Chao (CHN)

B

Asia Racing Team (CHN)

+1:19.538

18

25

Christian CHIA (CAN)

B

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

+1:21.358

19

28

John SHEN (HKG)

B

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

+1:33.365

20

33

Samson CHAN (HKG)

B

Samson CHAN (HKG)

+1:46.761

21

22

SIU Yuk Lung (HKG)

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

13 Laps

22

21

Francis TJIA (HKG)

B

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

+8.331

23

27

Adrian Henry D’SILVA (MAS)

B

Nexus Racing (MAS)

+16.730

24

83

Dr. MA Chi Min (HKG)

B

Dr. Ma Chi Min (HKG)

12 Laps

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9

*Jacky YEUNG (HKG)

B

Team Betterlife (CHN)

DNF

B B B


Overall Standings after Round 9 Pos

Comp

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Driver

Entrant

Points

1

7

Earl BAMBER

Nexus Racing

157

2

86

Martin RAGGINGER

Team Eagle

144

3

20

Rodolfo AVILA

Team Jebsen

127

4

38

Keita SAWA

LKM Racing Team

109

5

58

Ho-Pin TUNG

Budweiser Kamlung Racing

103

6

8

Benjamin ROUGET

Team Yongda Dongfang

83

7

66

Jason ZHANG Zhiqiang

Team C & D

76

8

99

Alexandre IMPERATORI

PICC Team StarChase

73

9

88

Egidio PERFETTI

Mentos Racing

69

10

78

ZHANG Da Sheng

Team Basetex

68

11

68

LI Zhi Cong

Kamlung racing

46

12

11

Ringo CHONG

Team Kangshun

37

13

9

WANG Jian Wei

Team Betterlife

24

14

16

Wayne SHEN

Modena Motorsports

20

15

5

Yuey TAN

Dorr McElrea Racing

18

16

21

Francis TJIA

OpenRoad Racing

17

17

96

LI Chao

Asia Racing Team

16

18

72

Alif HAMDAN

Nexus Racing

14

19

25

Christian CHIA

OpenRoad Racing

7

20

22

Adderly Fong*

LKM Racing Team

6

21

99

Natasha SEATTER*

PICC Team StarChase

3

22

28

John SHEN

Modena Motorsports

2

23

22

Alan SIU

LKM Racing Team

83

Dr. MA Chi Min

Dr. Ma Chi Min

0

33

Samson CHAN

Samson Chan

0

27

Adrian Henry D’SILVA

Nexus Racing

0

18

Marcel TJIA

OpenRoad Racing

0

33

George CHOU*

George Chou

0

21

Benny LIM*

OpenRoad Racing

0

9

Jacky YEUNG*

Jacky Yeung

0

24

Alexandre Imperatori in action.

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Earl Bamber on the grid ahead of Round 8

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Highlights from Round 8

Class B Standings after Round 9 Pos

Comp

Driver

Entrant

Points

1

88

Egidio PERFETTI

Mentos Racing

182

2

96

LI Chao

Asia Racing Team

127

3

5

Yuey TAN

Dorr McElrea Racing

124

4

28

John SHEN

Modena Motorsports

102

5

72

Alif HAMDAN

Nexus Racing

90

6

21

Francis TJIA

OpenRoad Racing

88

7

22

Alan SIU

LKM Racing Team

58

25

Christian CHIA

OpenRoad Racing

58

9

27

Adrian Henry D’SILVA

Nexus Racing

52

10

83

Dr. MA Chi Min

Dr. MA Chi Min

48

11

33

Samson CHAN

Samson Chan

39

12

18

Marcel TJIA

OpenRaod Racing

34

13

21

Benny LIM*

OpenRoad Racing

5

14

33

George CHOU*

George Chou

0

9

Jacky Yeung*

Jacky Yeung

0

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