Rump completes Penbay hat-trick with double win on Sunday

Photo: Formula Masters China Series

Photo: Formula Masters China Series

Estonian driver Martin Rump did his championship hopes a world of good by completing a sweep of three race wins at the Penbay International Circuit in Chinese Taipei, in the third round of the Formula Masters China Series season.

The KCMG driver started race two from pole after taking the fastest lap in race one, and after shaking off the challenge of championship rival Jake Parsons at the start, was able to pull away and record an easy victory, winning by 5.5 seconds.

Rump’s teammate Nick Rowe took his second successive third-place finish, ahead of South African driver Matthew Swanepoel. Series newcomer and MSA Formula regular Sennan Fielding was an impressive fifth at the line, with Zheng Shangguan and Jeffrey Ye making it four KCMG cars in the top seven.

Shota Kiyohara, Sun Zheng and Daniel Woodroof completed the top ten in race one.

A wet race three was no different for championship leader Rump, who was far ahead of the pack before a late safety car period. Rowe took a strong second place, with Fielding recording his first podium in the series in third.

Parsons struggled with understeer and was forced to contend with fourth, ahead of Aidan Read and Kiyohara. Woodroof, Swanepoel, Ye and Shangguan completed the top ten.

Race two results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Martin Rump KCMG 8 laps in 13:00.662
2 Jake Parsons Meritus GP +5.576
3 Nick Rowe KCMG +7.038
4 Matthew Swanepoel Arrows Racing +8.535
5 Sennan Fielding Absolute Racing +12.302
6 Zheng Shangguan KCMG +19.073
7 Jeffrey Ye KCMG +19.412
8 Shota Kiyohara Super License +19.681
9 Sun Zheng Absolute Racing +27.709
10 Daniel Woodroof Meritus GP +29.072
11 Kim Jeong Tae Eurasia Motorsport +34.353
12 Hong Shi Jie Super License +1 lap
13 Tommy Wong Meritus GP +1 lap
14 Aidan Read Eurasia Motorsport +3 laps
15 Sean Hudspeth Eurasia Motorsport +3 laps
16 Takashi Hata Super License +6 laps
Race three results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Martin Rump KCMG 13 laps in 21:40.767
2 Nick Rowe KCMG +0.334
3 Sennan Fielding Absolute Racing +0.738
4 Jake Parsons Meritus GP +1.241
5 Aidan Read Eurasia Motorsport +1.784
6 Shota Kiyohara Super License +2.311
7 Daniel Woodroof Meritus GP +2.325
8 Matthew Swanepoel Arrows Racing +3.146
9 Jeffrey Ye KCMG +3.617
10 Zheng Shangguan KCMG +4.266
11 Sean Hudspeth Eurasia Motorsport +5.182
12 Sun Zheng Absolute Racing +6.267
13 Kim Jeong Tae Eurasia Motorsport +6.840
14 Hong Shi Jie Super License +24.612
15 Takashi Hata Super License +9 laps