The third round of the 2017 CETC presented by Infinity at RCI V2 in Shanghai has come to an end. Winning the first two rounds and wrapping up the win early, JJ Wang chose to sit out the last final. Yokomo factory driver Nicholas Lee would take full advantage of the clear track ahead of him to win the last leg with a sizeable gap, which in turn secured his second place overall. The Singaporean was very happy with the performance of his Hobbywing powered Yokomo BD8, saying ‘For the finals I’ve got the set-up right, the chassis is really competitive’, ‘it’s a shame that it has come too late, and losing out on the TQ position means losing the race’. His Yokomo team mate Motor King also enjoyed a strong showing in the last final, demonstrating the capabilities of the WC winning chassis by starting from 6th position to eventually finish 2nd behind Nicholas, this result however not enough to claim the last step on the podium. Although having a lack lustre performance in the final leg, Serpent factory driver Felix Law would net himself the final step of the podium thanks to his performance in the 1st and 2nd finals. Behind Motor King, Awesomatix driver Rocket Zhang would take 5th place overall. Having been sitting comfortably in 2nd place for more than 4 minutes, Xray driver Lao Min Hao would once again suffer an unfortunate mistake to fall behind Motor King a result that would give him 6th place in the Shanghai round of the CETC.
For the Sunpadow Stock class, Xray Driver John Lu would lead the race from tone to tone, successfully claiming his first CETC round win. Destiny driver AI Luo was overtaken by Xray youngster Nicholas Koh in the latter half of the race and had to settle for 3rd for the round. For his exceptional performance in the Stock class, the youngster from Malaysia was presented the Protoform / Sunpadow CETC “Rising Star” award for the Shanghai round. For the Serpent Formula class, winner of the first two rounds, Jimmy Qian would also sit out the 3rd round, Ryan Lam from Hong Kong would seize the opportunity and take the leg and with it claim 2nd place for the Shanghai round. The popular RCI V2 track manager, Xray driver Bobby Zhang would complete the podium. With Rd3 now over the season finale of the 2017 CETC presented by Infinity will be hosted by Hong Kong Twin RC Speedway on the 23rd to 24th of September this year, and with all three championship titles still up for grabs, the final round is building up to be an exciting event.