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PETALING JAYA: Newly-crowned Touring Production champions Damien Dielenberg and Tommy Lee closed their season in grand style by scoring their fifth win in the final round of Malaysian Super Series (MSS) at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) on Sunday.
Despite starting from 16th in a grid of 25 cars, Tommy – the only three-time Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race (MMER) champion – pushed his Honda Integra DC5 machine to the limits from the start to place himself in the top five within the first lap.
The race, which combined cars from the Touring Production class and the Malaysian Touring Car Challenge (MTCC), had a dramatic start when Perajun Krishnan - the 2012 Touring Car champion – collided with Tengku Djan Ley, who was partnering James Veerapan for Proton R3 Motorsports for the MTCC, on the front straight.
Tommy then passed the responsibility to Damien half way through the race. They eventually completed the one-hour contest by completing 22 laps around the 5.543-km track to take the win.
“Naturally, we are happy to win again. As we had stated before the race, we would continue to give 100 percent effort despite already securing the title in Round Four.
“Qualifying was difficult yesterday with the wet track. But, we develop a strategy for today’s and we are happy that it worked well,” said Tommy.
Tommy and Damien ended the season with a massive 145 points, collected from five wins and a second-place finish in Round Two, which saw Perajun scoring his only victory this season.
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