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FMCS newcomer Parsons wins race three at Sepang

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Formula Masters China Series

Photo: Formula Masters China Series

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.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Jake Parsons Meritus GP 10 laps in 21:45.105
2 Matthew Solomon Eurasia Motorsport +3.671
3 Dan Wells KCMG +10.588
4 James Munro KCMG +12.384
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*
Not classified
Yasuo Senna Iriawan Humpuss Junior +2 laps
Daniel Woodroof Meritus GP +8 laps

* – 30-second time penalty