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Asian Formula Renault 09's final round: Day clinches championship; SA SILVA
1 st runner-up
The Asian Formula Renault championship (AFR) held the 2009 final race at
Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) on 14 th -15 th , November. The
championship managed to keep the champion title as suspense to the final
round and the AFR drivers put up an exciting show.
Qualifying started at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday under cold weather. Alon Day did
a 1:38.2 to take back the lead from SA SILVA in lap 2 and managed to better
his laptimes in the next five laps and successfully wowed us by setting the
pole lap in lap 8 (1:36.8). Luis SA SILVA set a 1:37.6 on his last lap.
Thus, SA SILVA grabbed the other front row position for Sunday's first race.
Ferigutti 3 rd with Zhang Shanqi (PTRS team) and Zhang Zhiqiang (March 3
racing team) 4 th and 5 th , respectively.
The 11 th round started at 11:25 Sunday morning under cloudy and cold
weather. Day started well and led the race into T1 followed by Shanqi Zhang
and Zhiqiang Zhang. After all the cars left the grid, fans saw SA SILVA's
car had stalled on the grid, unable to restart. Marshals rushed out to
assist, but when SA SILVA rejoined the race he was already 20 seconds behind
the fleet. After one lap, car No.30 ran into the wall at T14 and retired
from the race. In lap 3, Luca Ferigutti ran off the track and also retired.
In lap 9, Terence Chan's front suspension experienced problems and he ran
off the track on the main straight. SA SILVA did an overtake show to finish
5 th . In the end, Day won the race by almost 11 seconds with Zhang Shanqi
and Zhang Zhiqiang 2 nd and 3 rd , respectively. Li Zhicong, the young
driver from PTRS racing team, finished 4 th .
The final round started at 2:55 in the afternoon. During the warm up lap M3
driver Zhiqiang Zhang ran into a gravel trap and failed to join the
competition. As the race started, Day ran to the lead followed by Zhang
Shanqi. SA SILVA got off to a good start and moved immediately to 3 rd ,
following Zhang Shanqi very aggressively. Li Zhicong and Ringbom were 4 th
and 5 th . After 2 laps, SA SILVA overtook Zhang Shanqi and started to move
closer to Day. After 6 laps of an aggressive chase, SA SILVA successfully
passed Day at T1 and managed to lead the race to the end. Alon Day finished
2 nd with Zhang Shanqi 3 rd . Li Zhicong and Ringbom finished the race 4 th
and 5 th , respectively.
The 2009 AFR season is now concluded. In the International category, the top
3 drivers are all teenagers: Alon Day from Top Speed Racing team grabbed the
championship title with Luis SA SILVA (Asia Racing team) capturing 1 st
runner-up and Zhang Zhiqiang (March 3 racing team) 2 nd runner-up. Asia
Racing Team won the team title with March 3 racing team 2 nd and Top Speed
racing team 3 rd . In the Asia category, Zhang Zhiqiang won the drivers'
championship title. Li Zhicong from PTRS racing team was the 1 st runner-up
and Jiang Tengyi from FRD racing team was the 2 nd runner-up. PTRS racing
team won the team championship in the Asia category, with FRD racing team
grabbing 1 st runner-up and March 3 racing team taking 2 nd runner-up.
Alon Day, the newly-crowned 2009 AFR champion, said after the race:”I am
very happy to win the title. It was indeed a mission accomplished and I feel
very confident for the next season. I will go to Macau to race in F-BMW in
the coming week and hope I can get some good results. For next season, I
would like to race in F3 if the sponsorship is good.” Luis SA SILVA
said:”Today's 1 st round was a disaster but that is auto sport, it was just
a lack of luck. The good thing is my sponsors are happy with my performance
in 2009 and if everything goes well, I will join German F3 in 2010.”
The AFR project director Paul Hui said;"The AFR championship just finished
its 10th exciting season and I appreciate the effort contributed by my
staffs, all the teams, the officials and our promotion partners during these
turbulent times of economic crisis. In 2009, AFR successfully brought some
good surprises to China motorsport as several drivers took turns leading the
series, creating great suspense as to who would take the championship up
until the very final round and met its commitment to send good seed to
competition of higher level. I am now even more confident to build AFR into
a good solid & win-win platform for promising drivers, the teams and all
cooperative partners in the coming year. "