June 26, 2017

CETC confirm JJ Wang for Rd3 in Shanghai

由 Infinity冠名贊助的 CETC聯賽組委會非常高興宣布,著名美籍華裔車手 JJ Wang將出席 7月 22至 23日於上海 RCI V2室內車場舉行的第三站賽事。在移居加利福尼亞州前一直待在上海,這位 Xray/LRP廠車手於廈門首度參加 CETC,雖受天雨影響但仍有穏健的開局,期望本輪比賽的成績將能有所提升。作為 CETC中第二場於室內舉辦的賽事,賽員將不受天氣影響,本次上海第三站亦同是 CETC首度於地氈場地上作賽。由於越來越多地區的知名車手參與,在未來數周我們將陸續公布車手名單,我們同樣期待能在優秀的場地為大家帶來一場精彩的比賽。

有興趣參加的第三站的賽員可按這裡填寫參賽表格。

The organisers of the CETC presented by Infinity are delighted to confirm that top Chinese American racer JJ Wang will attend the 3rd round of the series at RCI V2 in Shanghai from the 22nd to the 23rd of July. A Shanghai native but now living in California, the Xray/LRP factory driver made his CETC debut at the previous round in Xiamen and will be hoping to build on his solid start at the rain affected race. With no such weather problems able to affect the racing at this the second indoor race of the series, Rd3 in Shanghai will be the first race for the new for 2017 CETC on carpet. With more high profile racers from the region, and further afield, to be announced in the coming days and weeks we are expecting this to be an awesome event at a great facility.

Racers interested in attending CETC Rd3 can enter the event by filling in the form here


June 4, 2017

勢不可擋,Infinity車隊再度包攬前兩名

由Infinity冠名的CETC聯賽第二站在一個緊湊的比賽日後順利收官。受到持續降雨的影響,本站比賽的賽程被迫縮短為一天,而濕滑的場地也大大提升了比賽的難度。Infinity雙雄再一次證明他們的組合堅不可摧,成功地包攬了Infinity Modified組的冠亞軍。但與第一站比賽恰好相反,Naoto Matsukura提前一輪獲得本站冠軍,Akio Sobue則緊隨其後,憑借最後一輪決賽的勝利,拿下亞軍。暫列Arrowmax華人電房Modified組積分榜首位的Nicholas Lee在第三輪決賽中屈居第二,僅為自己爭取到了領獎台上的最後一個席位;他的同胞Dominic Quek獲得本站比賽的第四名。與Quek同屬Xray車隊的JJ Wang獲得第五,另一位Xray小將勞敏晧名列第六。香港Xpress車手陳秋文在決賽中愈戰愈勇,最後一輪決賽拿下第五,排名本站第七。來自馬來西亞的Micheal Lo和他的Awesomatix隊友張方洲分獲本站第八和第九。

After a busy race day at the 2nd round of the CETC presented by Infinity, which due to rain saw the event shortened from a 2 day event to a single day event, the race was eventually able to come to a successful conclusion. Once again the Infinity duo proved to be a formidable team, successfully taking 1st and 2nd positions in the Infinity Modified class. With places switched between the team mates from the opening round at AMA, Akio Sobue was able to secure the runner up spot thanks to winning the final A-main. Points leader in the Arrowmax Chinese Modified ranking, Nicholas Lee could only take 2nd in the last final, giving him the final step of the podium. Fellow country man Dominic Quek would end the race in fourth place in front of Xray team mate JJ Wang who took fifth.

「這一輪,車子狀態很好」,Akio Sobue如是評價道。發車後始終緊跟Nicholas Lee的Infinity王牌在一分鐘後找到機會,成功完成超車。之後的比賽可謂一帆風順,日本高手最終以巡航狀態衝過終點線,幫助車隊包攬本站比賽前兩名。

‘For this round the car was really good’, said Akio Sobue. Following Nicholas Lee closely from the start, the Infinity ace found his way passed at the 1 minute mark and once in front the Japanese driver went into cruise mode, helping his team secure the top two spots on the podium.

Yokomo廠車手Nicholas Lee對獲得季軍並不完全滿意,他表示本站比賽的難度非常高,「場地從濕變乾,不斷變化,越來越抓」,車架的設定必須想辦法時刻與場地條件契合,這對車手來說「極具挑戰」。上週末剛剛在美國參加完高強度的Reedy Race,緊接著就來到廈門三圈,新加坡車手的身體略感不適,相信這也對他的發揮產生了一定的影響。

Yokomo driver Nicholas Lee was not fully satisfied with his 3rd place, saying ‘the track is changing from wet to dry and the grip level constantly changed’ the setting of the car needing to be constantly tweaked for the changing conditions. This situation is ‘really challenging’ for the drivers. Having attending the Reedy Race in the US last week, Lee came straight to Xiamen from California and as a result wasn’t feeling too well and this also affected his focus.

在Sunpadow Stock組別中,最後一輪決賽顯得格外精彩。本站比賽的TQ Yan Cheung和上一站比賽的冠軍丁房傑在前兩輪比賽中各取一分;在決定性的第三輪決賽中,兩人亦不負眾望,展開了備受期待的終極對決。發車後,Yan Cheung一路領先;而從第五位發車的丁房傑則一度跌落至第八位,但迅速調整好狀態的Awesomatix車手依靠出色的操控技巧奮起直追,在比賽還剩1分半左右時終於追到了香港高手。在最後三圈,兩位選手上演了火藥味十足的短兵相接。丁房傑在首次試圖超越Yan Cheung時撞到前車,被迫停車等待。一圈之後,杭州高手在操控台前短直路上的「門對門」對抗中佔據上風,完成超越;但僅僅領先不到三個彎道,Yan Cheung就捲土重來,試圖在賽道右下角超車。但這一次Cheung撞到了前方的丁房傑,導致Awesomatix車手的車殼卡住掉頭。香港車手試圖停車等待丁房傑,但並沒有留出足夠的時間讓丁房傑回到領先位置。賽後,Yan Chueng受到賽會罰時,另一位香港車手Ali Lee因此獲得了第三輪決賽的勝利。最終丁房傑獲得第三輪比賽的第二名,並以積分優勢蟬聯Stock組分站賽冠軍;Yan Cheung屈居第二,贏得第三輪決賽的Ali Lee獲得本站季軍。

In the Sunpadow Stock class, the final A-main was very entertaining. TQ Yan Cheung and CETC Rd1 winner Ding Fang Jie took a win a piece in the first two A-mains and with the 3rd round setting up to be a showdown it did not disappoint. Right from the start Yan Cheung was leading the race while starting from 5th Ding fell to 8th. Quickly regrouping the Awesomatix driver started picking off those ahead of him and with only a minute and a half remaining he finally reached the Hong Kong driver in the lead. In the last 3 laps the two drivers had an intense battle with Ding trying to pass Yan the first time, but making contact he was forced to wait. One lap later the driver from Hangzhou had a door to door battle on the pit straight and worked his way passed but only 3 corners later Yan made a move resulting in contact causing a body tuck for the Awesomatix driver. While Cheung stopped to wait he didn’t wait for Ding to re pass and was subsequently given a penalty which gave another Hong Kong driver Ali Lee the win in this round. Ding Fang Jie took 2nd in A3 with this result giving him the overall win with Yan Cheung having to settle for 2nd with Ali Lee 3rd.

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June 4, 2017

再下一城,Matsukura提前奪冠

多次世界冠軍Naoto Matsukura毫無懸念地贏得了第二輪決賽,提前問鼎由Infinity冠名的CETC聯賽第二站Modified組冠軍。他的隊友Akio Sobue則再度反超Nicholas Lee,拿下本輪第二。新加坡高手的Yokomo BD8在本輪依舊缺乏足夠的競爭力,最終僅以1.5秒的優勢力壓他的同胞、Xray車手Dominic Quek,守住了第三位。JJ Wang在本輪運氣不佳,僅獲第五,其後是全國青少年冠軍勞敏晧。在兩位Xray車手之後,從第九位發車的Xpress車手陳秋文將個人提升兩位,以第七名的成績完賽。Awesomatix隊友Michael Lo和張方洲則分獲第八和第九名。

Multiple World Champion Naoto Matsukura dominated the 2nd round of mains to take the overall win in the Infinity sponsored Modified class at the ARC International Raceway. Team mate Akio Sobue once again made the jump on Nicholas Lee and took 2nd for the round. The Singaporean’s Yokomo BD8 still lacked the competitiveness in this run and was only just able to keep fellow countryman Dominic Quek behind, albeit some 1.5 seconds back. JJ Wang once again failed to have any luck, finishing back in 5th with Chinese Junior Champion Lao Min Hao in 6th. Behind the two Xray drivers in 7th was Xpress driver Chan Chau Man who started from the 9th position.

「我非常高興,這個週末我們的車表現極佳!」Matsukura滿面微笑,享受著勝利的喜悅。「新胎有一點推頭」,但「一分鐘以後就完全正常了」。Infinity車手在之後的比賽中逐步擴大了自己的領先優勢,最終以2.8秒的優勢率先衝線。談到場地,前世界冠軍感到非常滿意,「場地棒極了,大小正合適,賽道路線設計也很好」,日本高手認為這個場地非常符合他的喜好,這也是他奪冠的因素之一。

‘I’m very happy, this weekend our cars performed very well’, said a smiling Matsukura, obviously enjoying his victory, continuing ‘with new tires the car pushed a little, but after a minute it was all normal again’. The Infinity team driver managed to extend his lead by the end of the race, eventually winning by a 2.8 second margin. Talking about the track the multiple World Champion was very content with the track conditions saying ‘the track was great, the size is perfect and the layout was very good’. The Japanese ace liking this style of track and feeling it was one of the reasons he excelled at this race.

「我有一次失誤」,不過「新胎表現挺好的」,上一站的冠軍依然認為自己的操控可以更好。對於下一輪,Sobue不準備調整任何設定,只會想辦法在隊友Matsukura作壁上觀時爭取拿下最後一輪。

‘I had one mistake’, but the ‘new tires are really good’, the round 1 winner still felt his driving was lacking somewhat. For the final round Sobue will not make any changes to his IF14 and with Matsukura sitting out the last final he hopes he can take the round win to secure the runner up spot.

Nicholas Lee對車架的表現很不滿意,「沒有轉向,沒有抓地」。雖然在賽前更換了避震油,但Yokomo車手感覺車架表現並沒有太大差別。僅剩最後一輪決賽,新加坡人必須在桿位車手缺席的情況下守住頭位才有可能保住亞軍位置。

Nicholas Lee was not happy with his car saying ‘no steering, no grip’, despite changing his shock oil the Yokomo driver couldn’t feel much difference with his car. With only one run left, and the Singaporean effectively on pole position he only has to maintain his position on track to take 2nd overall.

「我起步就被撞了」,Xray小將Dominic表示自己在比賽一開始就處於不利位置。「能夠守住第四位,我已經感到滿意」。在Sunpadow Stock組別中,從第五位發車的CETC首站冠軍丁房傑表現神勇,最終拿下本輪比賽,也將Stock組冠軍歸屬的懸念延續到最後一輪。Serpent王牌Stick King則輕鬆梅開二度,提前贏得Formula組的比賽,蟬聯CETC分站賽冠軍。

‘I got hit at the start’, Xray youngster Dominic feeling his race was compromised from the beginning, continuing ‘I’m really happy to maintain fourth place’. Elsewhere in the Sunpadow Stock class, starting from 5th on the grid, the winner of the stock class in Guangzhou, Ding Fang Jie had a great race and was able to come through to take the win in this leg to set up an A3 showdown. Serpent ace Stick King wrapped up the 2nd Formula main in convincing style to maintain his winning streak having won the season opener back in March.

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