Keen battle likely in JK Racing Asia seriesSeptember 22nd, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 22 (IANS) After a two-month break, the JK Racing Asia Series will resume here coinciding with the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix this weekend.
It’s the halfway mark for JK Racing Asia Series in its first year and with 120 points still up for grabs, it is still an open battle for the drivers.
Two drivers will rejoin the Series in Singapore. Atlantic Racing Team will field Dylan Young and Calvin Seibl for the weekend. They will rejoin a highly competitive group of young drivers, currently led by the Austrian talent Lucas Auer who leads the Championship.
Auer is set for a duel with recent quadruple race winner Afiq Ikhwan. The duo already claimed multiple wins each and had some interesting on-track fights throughout the races in Indonesia last July.
The recent announcement that the Championship winner will get a GP2 test with Caterham Team AirAsia will only enhance their determination to win the title.
Driving for Eurointernational, Auer, who celebrated his 17th birthday Sep 11, started the season with a third placed finish followed by five back-to-back wins before the Sentul rounds where he claimed four second placed finishes behind Ikhwan.
Then in Sentul, the Malaysian driver emulated Auer’s clean sweep immediately propelling himself up the championship ladder from fourth to second. Ikhwan, in the Meritus GP car, impressed everyone by also breaking the qualifying record set in 2008 by Sean McDonagh, claiming his first win of the season and breaking the race record time set in 2009 by Formula BMW Pacific champion Rio Haryanto in the same year.
Only two other drivers have been on the podium so far this season - the Series’ youngest driver, Meritus GP’s Akash Nandy who is in seventh and Petronas Mofaz Racing’s Freddie Ang in ninth.
The 30-minute JK Racing Asia Series Qualifying session is scheduled for Friday, under the lights at 8 pm local time with the 10-lap races held Saturday, at 4.30 p.m. and again Sunday at 4 pm.
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