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
|1||Martin Rump||KCMG||8 laps in 13:00.662|
|2||Jake Parsons||Meritus GP||+5.576|
|4||Matthew Swanepoel||Arrows Racing||+8.535|
|5||Sennan Fielding||Absolute Racing||+12.302|
|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
|1||Martin Rump||KCMG||13 laps in 21:40.767|
|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|
|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|