CETC Rd3 report


Race report by JJ Wang:

The third round of the CETC race was held at the RCI V2 track in Shanghai, China. The weather was extremely hot so it made the racing conditions hard. The race had very high competition so there was a lot of close racing. The race was scheduled for 4 rounds of qualifying and triple A mains. Friday we started with 2 rounds of controlled practice and 2 finished the day with 2 rounds of qualifying. My car was working very well so I was able to hold the overnight TQ. The conditions were different on Saturday so we were forced to make a set up change. I was able to take the overall TQ in round 3 which meant that in the last round of qualifying I could try some changes on the car to have an even better car for the finals.

Sunday came the finals and I had a good start in the first final. Chaos behind me helped me build a gap in the beginning and I was able to take the win. In the second final, my car lacked grip in the first half of the race. This left Nicholas Lee right behind me and I had to defend my line. Luckily he made a mistake and gave me some breathing room. I was able to cross the line less than 1 second ahead of him. It was a very tough race but I was happy with the end result.

Touring car results:

  1. JJ Wang – XRAY T4
  2. Nicholas Lee – Yokomo
  3. Rocket Zhang – Awesomatix