Kazishima Makes A Clean Sweep in Japan Japan's Junichi Kazishima made a clean sweep of the Asian Touring Car Series honours today at Japan's Autopolis Circuit, repeating his Round 9 score of overall and Division 3...
Kazishima Makes A Clean Sweep in Japan
Japan's Junichi Kazishima made a clean sweep of the Asian Touring Car Series honours today at Japan's Autopolis Circuit, repeating his Round 9 score of overall and Division 3 wins.
Chen Jun San of Chinese Taipei was second overall in his Honda Integra DC5, with Kenji Kuroki third in the Team Kuroki Racing Honda Integra DC5. Starting from second on the grid, Chen lost to Kuroki and Naoya Yamano off the start, but was back up to third by the end of lap 3, and moved into second by lap five.
It was a surprise and relief for Chen to finish the day on the podium. He said: "For this round, I changed the setting of the car which led to some oversteer. It was really difficult for me to control the car, and at the same time I pushed too hard and went off twice. The second time I almost crashed. I'm really lucky to have finished the race at all, but even more fortunate to finish second."
Kuroki certainly enjoyed the tangle, commenting: "It was a great race! I overtook Chen when he went off but I believed he'd come back and take me, so it wasn't a big surprise when he did."
In Division 3, Shih Shih Wei of Chinese Taipei crossed the line in second place in the Buddy Club-AAI CPC Honda Civic EK4. Ben Law of Hong Kong took his second podium of the day in the Team IMSP Honda Civic EG6. Law put in a tremendous performance having started from the back of the grid.
Despite not competing in Japan, Lo Ka Fai of Hong Kong remains top of the championship leaderboard, followed by Lo Ka Chun just six points behind, and Ao Chi Hong of Macau in third. In the team standings, it is 778 Autosport who leads by 35 points, followed by Ao's Racing and Buddy Club- AAI CPC.
The final rounds of the Asian Touring Car Series will be held at the Macau Grand Prix on November 20-21.