The Malaysian round of the 2010 Scirocco Cup China just ended and we have the final results for race two. Despite being the quickest man in practice and winning yesterday’s first race, Malaysia’s Hammond Lai failed to get onto the podium, after starting from eight place thanks to a reverse grid arrangement for today’s race.
First place went to China’s Wang Jian Wei who started the race from pole position. The 25 year old was fighting for the top spot with eventual second place man Kevin Tse from Hong Kong who started from the same position. It was an interesting battle between the two as both drivers exchanged positions a number of times within the eight-lap race.
China’s Zhang Da Sheng secured the final podium position after starting the race from fourth place. Hammond who was struggling behind his competitors up front only managed to finish in fifth place ahead of Italian Andrea Reggiani. Stefano Montesi was only the retirement of the day, following a problem that is most probably related to his Scirocco’s steering system. The Italian finished yesterday’s race in second place and started today’s in seventh.
The 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco Cup China will now head to West China to race at the Chengdu International Circuit on July 31st. The Scirocco Cup China is a nice addition to the motorsport scene here and hopefully the organizers will make Sepang a regular stop for the series. This will encourage more participation from Malaysians, like Hammond Lai and Eric Koh.
Eric took part in the first race of the season in Zhuhai and became victorious in race two. The entry fee for a whole season costs 360,000 Chinese Yuan which translates to about RM 171,438. Not bad since everything including the race car is part of the package.
As always you can check out an image gallery after the jump. You can also view the results in full.
RESULTS: 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco Cup China
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GALLERY: 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco Cup China – Sepang (Day 2)
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GALLERY: 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco Cup China – Sepang (Day 1)
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GALLERY: 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco Cup China – Grid Girls
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