ATCC: Subic: Round one results

Subic International Raceway, Philippines April 14, 2002 (Sunday) Asian Formula 2000 Round 1: Lian takes advantage. Singapore's Denis Lian took victory in an incident packed first round of the Asian Formula 2000 series. Pole-sitter Mike Miller...

Subic International Raceway, Philippines
April 14, 2002 (Sunday)

Asian Formula 2000 Round 1: Lian takes advantage.

Singapore's Denis Lian took victory in an incident packed first round of the Asian Formula 2000 series. Pole-sitter Mike Miller from Hong Kong "tried too hard to defend" on the opening lap and spun. "I was a bit over-excited by starting at the front, I think, I need to calm it down a bit," confessed the 44 year old airline pilot after the race.

"I was not surprised to win," said Lian. "Mike was very fast in qualifying, but I put him under pressure at the start and it worked."

To cheers from the crowd, Mike Potenciano finished second - close behind Lian. "The local support really helps," said the Filipino driver, "we've got sponsorship now for the rest of the season from Gulf Oil and ZED."

Tohru Jitsukawa from Japan was happy to take the final podium position after an incident-free race.

Hong Kong's Nick Thomas came in fourth followed by a recovering Mike Miller.

Asian Formula 2000 Series Round 1 - Subic International Raceway

1. Denis LIAN (SIN) 24:37.905
2. Mike POTENCIANO (PHI) 24:40.126
3. Tohru JITSUKAWA (JAP) 24:47.647
4. Nick THOMAS (HKG) 24:49.831
5. Mike MILLER (HKG) 25:08.317
6. Hirotake MACHIDA (JAP) 25:14.434

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Series General
Drivers Denis Lian , Mike Miller