P.Y.Tang dominates JBRCC Race Rd1

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JBRCC held their first round GP and EP race at UTM Track on March 20, 2011. This will be the first round of many that will be held across the Johor state of Malaysia. The newly resurfaced UTM track have much better traction than before and made tire wear lesser. In the EP class, P.Y.Tang from Team Xray Singapore and Team Orca managed to take the win despite starting from 2nd. Chee Lip Keong driving a Tamiya and H-Energy took 2nd and Jonest Wong in a Tamiya completed the podium in 3rd. TQ was held by Nicholas Lee in a Tamiya finished in 4th. In the EP qualifying rounds, Nicholas Lee led the pace clocking 24 laps 5:09.966 in heat 2 to take the TQ honor. P.Y.Tang Orca powered Xray T3’11 could not get his car well enough to handle the power from the Orca RX2 5.5T with turbo boost, managed only 23 laps 5:03.610 to qualify 2nd.

Top 10 Qualifying Standings EP A-Main:
Driver – Car – Esc – Motor – Battery

  1. Nicholas Lee – Tamiya – Speed Passion – LRP – Reedy – 24 laps 5:09.966
  2. P.Y.Tang – Xray – Orca – Orca – Orca – 23 laps 5:03.610
  3. Jonest Wong – Tamiya – Hobbywing – 23 laps 5:13.360
  4. Chee Lip Keong – Tamiya – LRP – LRP – H-Energy – 22 laps 5:00.338
  5. Paul Lok – Tamiya – Hobbywing – 22 laps 5:02.459
  6. Jazz CK – Xray – H-Energy – 22 laps 5:11.569
  7. Lee Han Chuang – Xray – 22 laps 5:13.975
  8. Domok – 22 laps 5:17.384
  9. Tan Kiat Shiong – Xray – 21 laps 5:02.665
  10. Lawson Wong – Yokomo – Orca – 21 laps 5:06.250

During the Finals, P.Y.Tang switched motor while keeping his other setup. With this change, P.Y.Tang posed better laptimes and also the fastest laptimes in the finals. Nicholas Lee started from pole was immediately followed closely by P.Y.Tang, both pulling away from the rest, but unfortunately Nicholas Lee suffered from techincal issues in Final A1 and A3 dropping him off from the podium. P.Y.Tang said that his Xray T3’11 was so much easier to drive and more consistent after changing to the OrcaQ QX1 11.5T and he used the same turbo boost settings that he previously used in TITC 2011, winning the first two finals to take the overall win. Chee Lip Keong taking advantage from Nicholas Lee technical issues, finished 2nd overall, which he took 2nd in Final A1 and 2nd in Final A3. Jonest Wong completed the podium spot in 3rd.

Top 10 Final Standings EP A-Main:
Driver – Car – Esc – Motor – Battery

  1. P.Y.Tang – Xray – Orca – Orca – Orca
  2. Chee Lip Keong – Tamiya – LRP – LRP – H-Energy
  3. Jonest Wong – Tamiya – Hobbywing
  4. Nicholas Lee – Tamiya – Speed Passion – LRP – Reedy
  5. Paul Lok – Tamiya – Hobbywing
  6. Lee Han Chuang – Xray
  7. Lawson Wong – Yokomo – Orca
  8. Tan Kiat Shiong – Xray
  9. Jazz CK – Xray – H-Energy
  10. Domok – 22 laps 5:17.384

Race report by Soo

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