Team Sakura-Tedco Racing Scores Double Victory, Moves Closer to The Crown
Overwhelming winner in the last round, Mark Darwin of Team Sakura-Tedco Racing continued his supremacy in the premier class of the Malaysia Championship Series (MCS) after scoring a double victory in the Touring Production class at Round 3 at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) today.
Overall winner of the second-tier Malaysia Touring Car (MTC) class last season, the young Malaysian was in dominant form as he swept aside his rivals and stamped himself as favourite for the Touring Production crown.
With a total haul of 45 championship points from two rounds of participation, the Sakura Tedco Racing driver surged to second in the championship standings; trailing championship leaders Chris Tan and Alan Wong by only two points and two more rounds to go.
Commenting on his double victory, Darwin said: "Sincerely, we did not expect to win both races today. Naturally, we are happy and hope to continue doing well in the next two rounds. We are not thinking of the overall title as yet; but will continue to work hard to further improve our performance. I would like thank race engineer Rueben Wong for providing me with a superb car, added Darwin, who is an engineer by profession and a driving instructor in his free time.
In the MTC class, Fitra Eri took 2nd place in both races to collect 24 points from Round 3; taking his total tally to 46 points and third place in the overall standings.
"It will be difficult task to defend the title; but it is not an impossible one. Anything can happen in motor racing and we will continue to fight in the remaining two rounds," Fitra said.
Round 4 will be held on August 29 and 30 as an endurance race and providing a maximum of 25 points. The 2015 season would close with Round 5 on November 7 and 8.
Malaysia Championship Series - Round 3
Race Results - Top 5 Finishers
Touring Production Class
Race 1 (10 laps)
1.Mark Darwin (Honda FD2) 25:11.560s
2. Desmond Khoo (Honda Integra DC5) 25:24.043s
3. Damien Dielenberg (Honda Integra DC5) 25:29.043s
4. Tony Teo (Honda FD2) 25:30.994s
5. Soh Kee Koon (Honda FD2) 25:46.280s
Race 2 (10 laps)
1. Mark Darwin (Honda FD2) 25:21.121s
2. Hsiao Tung Wei (Honda Integra DC5) 25:31.375s
3. Fahrizal Hassan (Honda Integra DC5) 25:35.036s
4. Damien Dielenberg (Honda Integra DC5) 25:36.036s
5. Soh Kee Koon (Honda FD2) 25:46.273s
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