Rain King Dominates Malaysian Heat in Formula V6 Asia The Formula V6 Asia season opener during the Asian Festival of Speed at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend was definitely Hamad Al Fardan's. The 21-year-old Bahraini, not only ...
Rain King Dominates Malaysian Heat in Formula V6 Asia
The Formula V6 Asia season opener during the Asian Festival of Speed at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend was definitely Hamad Al Fardan's.
The 21-year-old Bahraini, not only bagged the Sprint race yesterday but made it a sweet double as he took the Grand race win today.
Driving for Dyna Ten Motorsports, Al Fardan dominated the race from pole to chequered flag to record a total time of 36:23.666s in the 18 lap race.
His time was 16.373s faster than second place and teammate Ro Charlez.
"To be honest, racing is never easy so it was hard work throughout the weekend. I got the lead and kept my head down until I made a comfortable gap," said Hamad.
Despite a steady start to the season, Al Fardan is not about to take things easy as for him the hard work has only begun.
"There is still a long way to go in the season and everyone will be working hard to step up their game. As for me I would also need to defend my lead and hopefully go for the championship," said Hamad.
As for Charlez, the second place was a step better than the Sprint Race third place finish.
"Hamad, Kevin and I had a good start. After Hamad took the lead, Kevin and I had a good battle for two laps, and after I passed him, I managed to break away," said Charlez.
He however could not catch up with Al Fardan, although they but were clocking almost similar times.
"As the race progressed the gap stayed the same as we were lapping at the same times," added Charlez at the Post Race Press Conference.
Chen rounded up his weekend with a double podium finish but believes he still has a lot to do for the rest of the season.
"It might have been a good weekend but there is still a lot of work to do to close down Hamad and Charlie. I will need to step up my physical fitness and also get the car into the perfect condition for the rest of the races," said Chen of Champ Motorsports.