Sunday, May 16, 2010

Asian Festival of Speed

The season's opener of the Asian Festival of Speed was held at Sepang International Circuit from 14-16 May 2010. Fans will get a chance to witness five action packed race series with the GT3 Asia as the Grand Race, with the newly introduced GT4 Asia Cup, Formula BMW Pacific, Asian Touring Car Series and the ever exhilarating Classic Car Club of Hong Kong Race Series completing the action packed schedule of events on track.

Spectators are also entertained with the arrival of an expecting 1000+ cars from various car clubs at the Grandstands area organised in conjunction with AFOS together with Traffic Online Magazine.

Our local Malaysian driver, Mok Weng Sun, had a perfect weekend during the Season's Opener of the GT3 Asia in his home track here, in Sepang. Mok took the chequered flag after completing 15 laps of the 2nd Round of the race 10.698s ahead of second placed driver, Tunku Hammam of Arrows Racing while Team Clearwater Racing's David Lai claimed third.

Fans were also given the opportunity to visit the pit lane during a pit walkabout session which was opened after the AFOS Pre Race Ceremony. Spectators were given the opportunity to get a closer look at the cars and to interact with the drivers as well as the ever lovely promo girls and the arrival of the AFOS Angels.

The pairing of Dilantha and Adrian Henry D'Silva claimed his first ever win in the GT4 Asia Cup in Sepang International Circuit during the season's opener of AFOS.

"It was a fantastic race despite starting the weekend with our 4.7L engine blowing, but the team did a great job of replacing it with a 4.3L engine", D'Silva, during the Post Race Press Conference.

"Dilantha had a phenomenal start and the gap he opened up for me meant I only needed to take the car home safely", he added concluding the Post Race Press Conference.

Singaporean Simon Waters and his teammate Australian, Mark Williamson, finished the GT4 Asia Cup second in their Dynaten Motorsports Aston Martin, while Ryan Marsden of Dynaten Motorsports Aston Martin completing the podium.

The GT4 Asia Cup race rules states that each car needs to pit for a specified period of time, this is calculated by combining the time taken to drive the length of the pitlane at the speed limit and adding it together with a time for the driver change. This equalises the difference between a single driver car and a two driver car. Tactically, teams can either gain time with a fresh driver or risk losing precious time in case of errors during the change.

More info, visit Asian Festival Of Speed online.

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