CIK: Macau: Event summary

March3 in Macau International Karting Grand Prix November 30, 2008, Macau International Karting Grand Prix successfully came to the end. Total about 180 drivers from 17 different countries and regions had participated in the race. Drivers of ...

March3 in Macau International Karting Grand Prix

November 30, 2008, Macau International Karting Grand Prix successfully came to the end. Total about 180 drivers from 17 different countries and regions had participated in the race. Drivers of March3 won the 2nd,3rd,4th in the category they joined.

This is the first time for March3 to race in Asian Karting Open Championship Series (AKOC), Zhang Dasheng, Zhu Daiwei and Zhu Huan joined Rok Senior. The younger driver Zhang Zhipeng actually belonged to Rok junior since he is only 13 years old, but with the title of champion driver of NCA class in 2008 China Karting Championship, and after communication with the organizer, he got the permission to stay with his teammates.

Rok Senior drivers were together with the ones of Rotax Max Veteran, total 34 in the category. March3 had shown its story competitive power from Thursday, always stayed in front and kept the best lap time. Zhu Daiwei won the pre-final on Saturday and got the pole of Sunday's final. It was a very impressive race on Sunday, Zhu Daiwei, Zhu Huan, Zhang Zhipeng and Zhang Dasheng respectively started from 1st, 3rd, 4th,5th. Zhu Daiwei stayed in his position after the start, Zhang Zhipeng suddenly rushed to 2nd with continuous overtaking the two drivers in front, Zhu Huan and Zhang Dasheng closely followed him, the Philippine driver from 2nd dropped to 5th after a bad start. Tough competitions took place between March3 drivers. Zhang Zhipeng unfortunately had to retire when pushed out by Zhu Huan. The Philippine driver took this advantage and back to 2nd.,after this, he started to push Zhu Daiwei who was leading. Zhu wasted much time to overlap the slow drivers and the advantage was shorten lap by lap, finally Philippine overtook him. When checkered flag, Zhu Daiwei, 2nd, Zhang Daheng,3rd, Zhu Huan, 4th.

After the race, Davide Rizzo, technical director of March3 Motorsport Center said: March3 drivers are the top ones in China Karting Championshi (CKC), but they still have something to improve. After Zhang Zhipeng and Zhang Dasheng participated in Rok International Final, we bring Zhu Daiwei and Zhu Huan here together with them. Finally, we have the satisfactory results, if Zhang Zhipeng didn't retire, I believe there should be three March3 drivers on the podium. Our drivers are very fast, but they need to learn keeping their own pace in races with long distance, to do the overtaking without unnecessary costs, do not just rush and rush. They shouldn't be limited in CKC, more international experiences will be useful for their career, no compare, no improvement. Of course, our technical team successfully passed another important challenge, even first time to be here, we find the correct setting-ups in a very short time to ensure our drivers performances.

Davide Rizzo also had very high comments on the race organization, even first time to join just like March3, the teams could very easily to follow the schedule and know what to do on what time. This gives March3, the manager of SIC Kart World, a lesson to improve the organization of races in the future.

-credit: march3

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Series Kart
Drivers Huan Zhu , Davide Rizzo