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Munro doubles up in rain-hit race two at Zhuhai

by Aditya Banerjee
James Munro

Photo: Formula Masters China

KCMG’s James Munro managed to secure a second Formula Masters China victory in as many races with a commanding victory in a wet race two at Zhuhai.

The Kiwi started from pole having taken the fastest lap in race one, and led all the way to cross the line over three seconds ahead of the rest. The inclement conditions and several incidents meant that the race started under safety car, with only three green flag laps.

Yuja Motojima?took second place after starting in the same position. Munro’s teammate?Dan Wells?started third, but was stuck in fourth gear right from the initial stages, and after his gear linkage broke he slipped to fifth by the end.

As such, it was Eurasia’s?Matthew Solomon?who managed to take the final podium spot, ahead of his teammate?Bo Yuan?and Wells completing the top five, the Eurasia driver getting ahead of the Briton on the last lap.?Senna Iriawan?took sixth place, with?Aston Hare, Akhil Rabindra,?Yin Hai Tao?and?Mandla Mdakane?competing the top ten.

Matthew Swanepoel,?the race one polesitter, started from sixth place, but suffered a repeat of the clutch problems that befell him in the first race. He retired after being hit by Zen Motorsport driver?Bao Jin Long?while making his way back up from last.

Race results
Pos Driver? Team Time/Gap?
1 James Munro KCMG 7 laps in 16:20.679
2 Yuya Motojima Super License +3.202
3 Matthew Solomon Eurasia Motorsport +11.081
4 Yuan Bo Eurasia Motorsport +16.043
5 Dan Wells KCMG +17.813
6 Yasuo Senna Iriawan Humpuss Junior Racing Team +21.857
7 Aston Hare Meritus GP +22.668
8 Akhil Rabindra Meco Motorsport +24.272
9 Yin Hai Tao Zen Motorsport +33.141
10 Mandla Mdakane Meritus GP +48.073
Not classified
Andersen Martono Meritus GP +2 laps
Pu Jun Jin Eurasia Motorsport +3 laps
Matthew Swanepoel KCMG +7 laps
Bao Jin Long Zen Motorsport +7 laps
Ronald Wu Zen Motorsport +7 laps
Hua Miao Zen Motorsport +7 laps
Darma Hutomo Humpuss Junior Racing Team Did not start
Sean Hudspeth Eurasia Motorsport Did not start