ALEX YOONG OUT OF RACE IN TANGLE WITH JUSTIN WILSON AGAIN
Nurburgring, Germany - Saturday, 25th Sept 1999 - An unfortunate race accident again foiled Malaysia's Alex Yoong of a finish in his second attempt of an FIA International F3000 round after having qualified for the race.
Coincidentally, it again involved Britain's Justin Wilson who was also the reason of Alex's crash at Spa three weeks ago.
" But I wouldn't say this time it was Wilson's fault as his spin under a punctured tyre caught me by surprise as his car careened into my path and clipped my right rear and I landed at the gravel trap with my right rear corner damaged. " said Alex after he retired from the race.
The accident happened in the turn 6 left hander after Alex made another fantastic start and beat five cars off the start line. " I took another two cars in turn 2 and was coming up to Wilson before turn 6. I could see he had a rear tyre punctured and was giving him a wide berth as I took the outside line. But all of a sudden he spun and that was it. End of race." as a disappointed Alex described his enforced shorten race.
Last round's winner Jason Watt of Denmark won the 45 lap race after a gigantic all race battle with Germany's Nick Heidfeld with a time of 1h 09m 35.500s with Heidfeld who had already been crowned the 1999 F3000 champion prior to this race, just 0.502s behind in second. Brazil's Max Wilson finished third 13.964s behind Heidfeld.
Alex will next travel to Italy's Misano circuit this coming weekend for round 6 of the Italian F3000 championship race where he hope his fortunes will take a better turn The Alex Yoong Racing-for-Malaysia project is supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports, Tourism Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines, Proton, PanGlobal Insurance, Brylcreem, Neuronet Malaysia and SAMP.