PRLog (Press Release) – Dec. 13, 2014 – ZHUHAI, China — Zhuhai International Circuit –
The past two days were another successful weekend for PS Racing, as it fielded no less than six cars on the grid in the International, Masters, and Asian Categories and finished the season in style by taking home the overall team title as well as in overall driver titles: 1st in the Masters Category, 2nd in the International, and 3rd in the Asian Category.
In Friday afternoon qualifying under cool and cloudy conditions, Ebenal lead significant portions of the qualifying until being edged just a few tenths off pole position. In the Asian Class, returning PS Racing driver and HTCC Champion Sunny Wong took 2nd in qualifying and top 5 overall, after not competing in the Formula Renault for over a year. Also showing strong results in the Asian Class qualifying were PS Racing veteran Neric Wei and newcomer Victor Liang. In the Masters Class, to no one’s surprise Guillaume Cunnington once again led the Masters Class qualifying after returning to the car for the first time since his Formula Renault 3.5 testing in Aragon, Spain.
In Saturday’s Race One, Ebenal got off to his typical fast start to lead to take the lead from the beginning of the race, although eventually settling for 3rd on the podium in the International Class. Neric Wei took 3rd on the Asian Class podium, with newcomer Victor Liang impressively finishing just 1.9 seconds behind. PS Racing’s Sunny Wong fell back on the start but quickly retook positions to move up to 6th overall, but later went off track in Turn One and dropped back in the field.
In Sunday’s Race Two, PSR’s Victor Liang and Sunny Wong took the podium in 2nd and 3rd in the Asian Class, while Guillaume Cunnington cruised to another victory in the Masters Category after moving up to as high as 6th of 15 overall during the race before dropping back from a spin in Turn Four. Thomas Swift finished 4th in the International Class but bad luck struck Maxx Ebenal when he experienced a technical issue during the warm up laps and couldn’t start. Because of Ebenal’s DNS he finished his rookie AFR championship just 3 points behind British GP3 driver Alice Powell, giving him 2nd overall on the International Class season driver’s podium. Cunnington had already won the Masters Class Championship in last month’s Shanghai WEC race weekend and took home his season trophy today while PSR’s Sebastien Mailleux took 2nd overall alongside in the Masters Class. Neric Wei took a fine 3rd on the season podium for the Asian Class.