“The Grand Finale of the Malysian Shepherd Racing Series was held at the Niko Racing Circuit near Johor close to Singapore from 4-6th of March. Patrick Schäfer and his team mechanic Armin Weihert travelled from Germany to Malaysia to attend this event organized by Malaysian distributor Niko Cheng. Addtionally Jilles Groskamp came over from Bangkok to race in the 1/10th scale class while Schäfer participated in the 1/8th scale class.
During qualifying Schäfer and Groskamp had no problems to secure the pole-positions in their classes. Due to an engine problem Groskamp had to take a timeout before the main final and started from last position. After a few laps he was right behind the early leader Azri Amri. Unfortuantely another technical problem forced him to have a long pitstop and he lost a lot of time. Azri Amri cruised to the victory followed by Shafiq and Mizan on third position.
Just before the start of the 1/8th scale final rain hitted the track and the organizer decided that the race will be cancelled. Luckily the rain was much less than the days before and the track dried up quickly. From the start Schäfer controlled the field and after a few minutes he already had a big gap on the second placed driver. After 45 min had crossed the finishing line unchallenged in front of Lai Kok Heng 14 laps down and David Voo on third position.”