Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race update - 4 hours 20 mins, rain on the horizon The annual 12 hour Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race (MME) race took off this morning (Saturday) at 10am, as all 77 cars ploughed down the start-finish straight in a...
Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race update - 4 hours 20 mins, rain on the horizon
The annual 12 hour Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race (MME) race took off this morning (Saturday) at 10am, as all 77 cars ploughed down the start-finish straight in a rolling start. The two BSA cars (Porsche 911 GT3 and a Radical) were on the front row, but by turn 1 the BMW M3 GT of team Amprex Motorsports was sandwiched between the green and yellow cars, and took the lead in turn 2.
The two Porsche GT3s of Team G1-Meritus Racing had a good start, gaining 1 place each. The yellow GT3 of Naza Racing Team had contact in the early laps - damaging the right rear quarter bodywork - forcing it to pit early to saw off the damage thus dropping it down the order.
Consistent running from the G1-Meritus team ses them move into 4th and 5th place, profiting from a mechanical fault with the BSA Radical. With 8 hours still to run, reliability will begin to play a crucial role. "As long as we stay in the top 10 and don't push too hard, we should have a chance at the podium," said G1-Meritus team manager Paul Thompson.
"The car felt good, better than yesterday, and a lot of rubber is being laid on the racing line, so the grip is going up. We're also doing well on fuel, the GT3 is drinking less than we thought it would," said Eric Yeo of G1-Meritus Racing.
"It was really hot in the car, not much ventilation, but otherwise it was handling well," said Adam Azman, also of G1-Meritus Racing.
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Positions as of 2.20pm, 2 hours 20 mins into the race:
1. car 11 Amprex Motorsports (BMW M3 GT)
2. car 10 Jaseri Racing (Porsche GT3)
3. car 7 BSA Racing Team (Porsche GT3)
4. car 17 Team G1-Meritus Racing (Porsche GT3)
5. car 18 Team G1-Meritus Racing (Porsche GT3)