Round 9: Singapore is special and this years speciality is : “A Night race”
It was a tense race for all PCCA racers in Singapore as we saw an exciting battle of best three racers of the championship – Ragginger, Vn der Drift and Bamber, basically a 3 car battle at first line. At the checkered flag the win went to Ragginger first, but all 3 got a penalty for Track limit and made Team Starchase with Philip Hamprecht to the first win of this season. Not the way you want to make your first win, but what counts are the historical sheets after and certainly the championship points.
Interesting for this year Singapore was the tight competition, with marginal ofr 0.032 seconds separating the fastest cars during qualifying. In Singapore its clear an advantage to start at front row, as overtaking is hard to difficult, which we also witness during F1 every year. FAW T2M’s Will Bamber looked to be leading the grid after an all-out lap late in the session netted him the fastest lap at 2:18.627, just 0.001 seconds faster than Martin Ragginger and 0.031 seconds faster than Team Formax’s Chris van der Drift. Post-session adjudication shook up the grid however, with Bamber and van der Drift each handed a penalty for exceeding the track, bumping Bamber down to P3, hoisting Ragginger into P1 and leaving van der Drift in P2 for the start of round 9.
Round 10 : wet – really wet
The morning was dry, but exactly at the starting time for PCCA, we all saw a short burst of heavy rain delaying the race. Short after the sun approached, as drivers lined up at the grid for the first wet race of 10 years history in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia at Singapore history circuit.
The changing weather condition left drivers with a tricky track racing between damp and dry areas losing grip with all their wet tyres. The race began behind the safety car. The race was less spectacular then race 9, as we saw a pole to podium win by MArtin Ragginger followed by Bamber and Chris van der Drift. Very strong performance today was Bamber.
A step closer for Ragginger towards the championship.
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