Porsche Asian Challenge (Motorsport Asia Ltd.) Speedway Everland, Korea (AFOS) Everland Speedway Circuit, Korea Sunday 23 September 2001 Race Day Action! Philip Ma Unbeaten in Korea Philip Ma repeated his top form drive in today's Porsche ...
Porsche Asian Challenge (Motorsport Asia Ltd.)
Speedway Everland, Korea (AFOS)
Everland Speedway Circuit, Korea
Sunday 23 September 2001
Race Day Action!
Philip Ma Unbeaten in Korea
Philip Ma repeated his top form drive in today's Porsche Asian Challenge (PAC) race, which is part of the Asian Festival of Speed (AFOS), currently running at the Everland Speedway Circuit in Korea.
Philip, who started from pole position on both races, led from start to finish for both races, and his position was never really challenged. However, Alex Yan was continuously a few car lengths away behind Philip, and finished 2nd for both races as well.
Among the drivers who stood up today was Samson Chan, who had to start from the back of the grid for the second race as he did not participate in the qualifying session yesterday due to car problems. He worked his way through the grid, slowly but steadily, and managed to finish a very credible 4th position.
"I had great starts today," said Philip during the post-race press conference. "I was concentrating on pulling away from the rest of the field during the start of the race. I also tried my best to save the tyres as this circuit is very technical, very twisty, with very short straights. I admit I was pushed very hard because I kept seeing Alex behind me!" said Phillip.
Alex Yan, by virtue of finishing 2nd in both race, was having a good time in Korea. He said during the post-race press conference, "I was concentrating on the start of the race, and I think it went according to plan. The track itself is very challenging, with many tight turns. I'm glad I survived the race."
Dick Lau found himself in 3rd position for the first race, and said later, "I had a good start, but couldn't keep the momentum and dropped to 5th at one point of the race. But I fought back and it's a good finish," said Dick, who secured 3rd after overtaking Siu Tit Lung on the last lap!
Tit Lung, however, got his chance back and took 3rd place in the second race. He was obviously very happy with today's results, and showed it in the post-race press conference later. "I started racing in 1998 and this is the 1st time I am on the podium. It's been a very challenging weekend for me, and one which is definitely very memorable."