Afiq bounces back to win in South Korea


PETALING JAYA: Malaysian driver Afiq Ikhwan Yazid finally had something to celebrate after spending his Hari Raya and birthday on a racing track. 

Afiq, who turned 22 on Saturday, finished out of the podium in Race 12 of the Formula Masters China Series at the Inje Auto Theme Park in South Korea in the morning. Afiq remains the overall leader with 131 points but his lead has been reduced to just three points by 
Meritus GP team-mate and Aidan Wright. Malaysia’s Akash Nandy is third on 102 points
But the Petronas talent development driver bounced back to win Round 3 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series in the afternoon. 

Afiq made good use of his third qualifying spot in the Super Trofeo Series to take the chequered flag in 50:15.499. It was Afiq’s second consecutive win, having emerged triumphant at the Sepang International Circuit last month.

South Korean Ryu Si-won finished second, 45.308 seconds adrift. Italian Max Wiser grabbed third spot after clocking 51:09.078.

“It was a very difficult weekend with the Formula Masters and Lamborghini Super Trofeo races being held together. Thankfully, I managed to pull off a win in the Super Trofeo Series,” said Afiq. 

“We still have a lot of work to do as the next round of the Formula Masters will be held in Sepang (from Sept 13-15). It’s my home race and I hope to strengthen my championship lead there,” said Afiq.
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