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Solomon takes fourth win in a row in race two at Sepang

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Formula Masters China Series

Photo: Formula Masters China Series

Eurasia Motorsport’s Matthew Solomon further closed in on championship leader James Munro with his fourth consecutive victory in Formula Masters China’s second race at Sepang.

Solomon, who had after setting the fastest lap in the first race, lost the lead to Munro at the start, but managed to overtake the Kiwi on the second lap.

He maintained the lead for the remainder of the six-lap sprint, eventually finishing two and a half seconds clear of the opposition.

Munro wound up coming under pressure from newcomer Jake Parsons, who moved up to third during the opening lap, but the KCMG driver narrowly held on to second to minimize the damage in the standings.

Aussie Parsons was content in third, securing his first podium in the series after spinning out of the lead on his debut in the rainy opening race.

Humpuss Junior Racing Team’s Darma Hutomo went one better than race one to claim fourth, finishing right ahead of his teammate Yasuo Senna Iriawan, who claimed his best result of the season thus far.

Philip Hamprecht took sixth, while Mandla Mdakane narrowly beat Bao Jin Long to seventh. Yuan Bo and Ronald Wu completed the top ten.

KCMG’s other frontrunner Dan Wells did not get to start the race from third due to a wishbone failure on his car.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Matthew Solomon Eurasia Motorsport 6 laps in 13:18.183
2 James Munro KCMG +2.633
3 Jake Parsons Meritus GP +2.796
4 Darma Hutomo Humpuss Junior +10.841
5 Yasuo Senna Iriawan Humpuss Junior +12.827
6 Philip Hamprecht Super License +16.879
7 Mandla Mdakane Meritus GP +22.626
8 Bao Jin Long Zen Motorsport +22.884
9 Yuan Bo Eurasia Motorsport +23.980
10 Ronald Wu Zen Motorsport +25.104
11 Hua Miao Eurasia Motorsport +47.808
12 Dominic Tjia Eurasia Motorsport +1:03.341
13 Takashi Hata Super License +1:52.761
Not classified
Yin Hai Tao Zen Motorsport +2 laps
Daniel Woodroof Meritus GP +5 laps
Andersen Martono Meritus GP +5 laps
Pu Jun Jin Eurasia Motorsport +5 laps
Dan Wells KCMG +6 laps