Xray Factory driver JJ Wang took the win in the 2nd A-main, to secure the overall win of the 3rd round of the CETC presented by Infinity with one final in hand. On his home track, RCI V2, the Chinese American maintained a 0.9 second lead over Nicholas Lee to convert his pole position into the win here in Shanghai. In what was a relatively uneventful A2 in comparison to the opening leg, Awesomatix driver Rocket Zhang could maintain his 3rd place starting position with ease with the only driver to make a big mistake being Xray youngster Lao Ming Hao, who following the incident on the 5th lap, fell back to 8th and was not able to recover.
JJ Wang was thrilled to have been able to win in such dominant fashion. ‘I still have the wrong strategy for this leg’, JJ explaining that his tire treatment makes his Xray T4 uncompetitive at the beginning of the final but he was still confident saying ‘the track is small and so its very hard to pass meaning all I have to do is defend my line’. The top Chinese driver, who executed the perfect race weekend, is now able to celebrate his win a round early.
‘My car is very good’, Nicholas Lee said, continuing ‘I finally had the same pace as JJ’, A2 the first time the Yokomo driver had a faster lap time than JJ the whole weekend. For the final leg the Singaporean has no plans to change his car and with JJ sitting out the final run, Nicholas feels he has a good chance to take the victory.
‘Lao Min Hao came together which gave me some breathing room’, said the Awesomatix driver Rocket Zhang, relieved after the 5th lap incident meant he was able to maintain his 3rd position and finish his race without pressure from behind. For the next round he will not change anything on his car and will continue to use his only set of Sweep handout tires.
‘A normal round’, after the excitement of A1, Serpent team driver Felix Law felt that everything went back to normal in the 2nd leg. A coming together with Motor King at the start saw him fall back to 6th position, but 3 laps later he was able to recover back to 4th but was not able to close the gap between himself and Rocket and so would have to settle for that position in this round.
Xray driver John Lu ‘hit back’ in Leg 2 of the Sunpadow Stock class A-main, putting him on the same points as Destiny driver and A1 winner AI Luo, the two Shanghai drivers set to battle it out in the deciding 3rd final. Yokomo driver Heng took 3rd place with only 0.34 seconds separating him and the Malaysian youngster Nicholas Koh to claim a very valuable 3 points. Using the ORCA controlled motor and a fixed gear ratio, the Stock class was extremely competitive with 2nd to 8th place all covered by 4 seconds at the end. In the Serpent Formula class Team Saxo driver Jimmy Qian again took the win to warp up the overall title.