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Wells edges to victory in race three at Shanghai

by Aditya Banerjee
Photo: Formula Masters China

Photo: Formula Masters China

KCMG driver Dan Wells ended his season on a high by winning the final race of the season at Shanghai as he secured his second race win of the year.

The 23-year-old Briton, starting from third on the grid, managed to pass teammate and recently crowned champion James Munro at the start. He tried to pass polesitter Jake Parsons for the lead immediately afterwards, but a first lap crash involving Philip Hamprecht, Yuan Bo and Aidan Read brought out the safety car.

The safety car came in lap four, and Wells pounced on Parsons a lap later, taking the lead, The Australian tried to get back past, but was unsuccessful and had to settle for second.

Munro, struggling with oversteer, spent most of the race fending off Yuya Motojima, but the Japanese driver forced his way past on lap eight and held on to take the final podium spot.

Championship runner-up Matthew Solomon took fifth, ahead of a recovering Hamprecht in sixth. Hong Kong driver Ronald Wu came home seventh, with Andersen Martono, Senna Iriawan and Bao Jin Long completing the top ten.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Dan Wells KCMG 12 laps in 21:20.720
2 Jake Parsons Meritus GP +0.346
3 Yuya Motojima Super License +1.875
4 James Munro KCMG +2.329
5 Matthew Solomon Eurasia Motorsport +4.621
6 Philip Hamprecht Super License +7.568
7 Ronald Wu Zen Motorsport +9.243
8 Andersen Martono Meritus GP +9.670
9 Yasuo Senna Iriawan Humpuss Junior Racing Team +12.368
10 Bao Jin Long Zen Motorsport +14.239
11 Darma Hutomo Humpuss Junior Racing Team +20.300
12 Pu Jun Jin Eurasia Motorsport +24.092
13 Hua Miao Eurasia Motorsport +34.873
14 Yin Hai Tao Zen Motorsport +1 lap
Not classified
Aidan Read Eurasia Motorsport +12 laps
Yuan Bo Eurasia Motorsport +12 laps