Australian racer Jake Parsons secured the win in the final race of his debut weekend in the Formula Masters China Series at Sepang.
Parsons, who started the race from third on the grid, was up to second past Dan Wells off the line and then went on to catch polesitter Matthew Solomon.
The Hong Kong driver managed to keep Parsons at bay until lap five, but finally caved in, allowing the Aussie to run away with the race.
Parsons’ victory in FMCS was his fifth at Sepang this year as he had previously dominated all four races of the AsiaCup opener at the track.
Solomon came under pressure from Wells shortly after losing the lead, but was allowed breathing room when the Brit spun out, falling into fourth behind championship leader James Munro.
Wells then recovered and overtook his KCMG teammate Munro on lap eight to claim the final podium spot.
Munro settled for fourth – his first finish outside of the top three in the series – which allowed him to maintain a 14-point lead in the standings over Solomon.
ADAC Formel Masters Philip Hamprecht posted his personal best result of the weekend in fifth, while Bao Jin Long kept Zen squadmate Yin Hai Tao at bay for sixth.
Yuan Bo originally finished eighth on the road, but was handed a time penalty for jumping the start. As such, Mandla Mdakane, Pu Jun Jin and Ronald Wu completed the top ten.
|1||Jake Parsons||Meritus GP||10 laps in 21:45.105|
|2||Matthew Solomon||Eurasia Motorsport||+3.671|
|5||Philip Hamprecht||Super License||+19.681|
|6||Bao Jin Long||Zen Motorsport||+24.321|
|7||Yin Hai Tao||Zen Motorsport||+24.431|
|8||Mandla Mdakane||Meritus GP||+25.578|
|9||Pu Jun Jin||Eurasia Motorsport||+25.623|
|10||Ronald Wu||Zen Motorsport||+26.158|
|11||Andersen Martono||Meritus GP||+28.114|
|12||Darma Hutomo||Humpuss Junior||+32.875|
|13||Takashi Hata||Super License||+51.201|
|14||Yuan Bo||Eurasia Motorsport||+54.739*|
|15||Hua Miao||Eurasia Motorsport||+59.677|
|16||Dominic Tjia||Eurasia Motorsport||+1:50.521*|
|Yasuo Senna Iriawan||Humpuss Junior||+2 laps|
|Daniel Woodroof||Meritus GP||+8 laps|
* – 30-second time penalty