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Solomon triumphs in FMCS race three at Zhuhai

by Aditya Banerjee
Matthew Solomon

Photo: Formula Masters China

Eurasia Motorsport’s Matthew Solomon won the third race of the fifth round of the 2014 Formula Masters China season at Zhuhai.

The 18-year-old driver from Hong Kong took advantage of a slow start from his teammate Yuan Bo and surged into the lead. He came immediately under pressure from championship leader James Munro, but for the second successive race there was contact, with Munro forced off the track. The Kiwi could only manage 13th at the end.

Solomon’s race was far from straightforward thereon, as he had to hold off the advances of Dan Wells, but the Briton made an error while trying to go for the lead and dropped to third behind Parsons.

The Australian then took up the baton and pushed Solomon hard for the lead, but the Eurasia driver held on and steadily extended his lead to take a relatively comfortable win, ahead of Parsons and Wells.

Sean Hudspeth finished fourth, with Ronald Wu holding off Pu Jun Jin and Andersen Martono for fifth at the line. Polesitter Bo could only manage eighth in his Eurasia. The top ten positions were completed by Tomoki Takahashi and Hua Miao.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Matthew Solomon Eurasia Motorsport 12 laps in 21:59.045
2 Jake Parsons Meritus GP +1.812
3 Dan Wells KCMG +7.470
4 Sean Hudspeth Eurasia Motorsport +9.369
5 Ronald Wu Zen Motorsport +13.025
6 Pu Jun Jin Eurasia Motorsport +13.293
7 Andersen Martono Meritus GP +13.302
8 Yuan Bo Eurasia Motorsport +14.634
9 Tomoki Takahashi Super License +15.170
10 Hua Miao Zen Motorsport +20.326
11 Daniel Woodroof Meritus GP +20.499
12 Yin Hai Tao Zen Motorsport +22.678
13 James Munro KCMG +37.185
14 Yasuo Senna Iriawan Humpuss Junior Racing Team +49.461
15 Takashi Hata Super License +59.070
Not classified
Darma Hutomo Humpuss Junior Racing Team +7 laps