16 Jun 2019 No mistakes means victory – Circuit Hero-Three Race 2 Hansa Parts Hayabusa Racing He Wei-Hang/Zeng Shan-Xi takes victory
On Sunday (16 June) morning, the weather turns fine. Pan Delta Super Racing Festival Summer Race Circuit Hero-Three Race 2 is held at Zhuhai International Circuit. After 20 laps of intense competition, #3 He Wei-Hang/Zeng Shan-Xi takes overall victory. TPR Racing #22 Wu Wen-Fa/Yuan Wei-Jia finishes second overall and #76 Tan Yun/Wu Hao takes third place.
The race officially begins at 9:20. According to the qualifying results, TPR Racing #22 Wu Wen-Fa/Yuan Wei-Jia starts from pole position. #76 Tan Yun/Wu Hao are second. At the start, #76 Tan Yun/Wu Hao are quicker and take the lead. #11 have infringed the starting procedures and are penalized with a drive through.
On lap 2, 13 Racing Full Bore Engine Oil Racing #66 Lin Wei-Ye/Gao Ying-Zhe and #18 Xie Ping/Zhang Xian-Shang clash at turn 4. The race officials deploy the safety car.
After leading the field around for two laps, the race re-starts. By now the window for driver change is open. #22 Wu Wen-Fa/Yuen Wei-Jia are first to pit for driver change. By the time they return to the track they are out of the top ten.
On lap 7, #38 Chen Tian-Yang/Ouyang Yang loses control at turn 14 and hit the tyre wall. The safety car is deployed once again. Taking advantage of this opportunity, the top 5 cars all enter the pit lane for driver changes. #61 Han Ying-Fu/Shang Zhong-Yi suffers an engine problem as they return to the track, unfortunately ending their race. The stops mean #22 Wu Wen Fa/Yuan Wei-Jia are back up to fifth position.
As #61, #44 and #56 suffer problems on the track one after another, plenty of overtaking under yellow flag situations occur.
After the safety car returns to the pit lane, the race is left with just 6 laps to go. #3 He Wei-Hang/Zeng Shan-Xi pass the race leader #77 Ryan Kuang/Lu Jia-Le for first place. #22 Wu Wen-Fa/Yuan Wei-Jia also pass #76 Tan Yun/Wu Hao and #77 Ryan Kuang/Lu Jia-Le to go second. With two laps to go, #76 Tan Yun/Wu Hao also pass #77 Ryan Kuang/Lu Jia-Le to move up to third place.
In the end, #3 He Wei-Hang/Zeng Shan-Xi takes overall victory by not committing any mistakes. TPR Racing #22 Wu Wen-Fa/Yuan Wei-Jia finish second overall while #76 Tan Yun/Wu Hao finish third overall. The three driver pairings also receive the “Star of Pirelli” award and prize money from the official tyre supplier Pirelli. The fastest lap of the race 2:00.165 was achieved by #22 Wu Wen-Fa/Yuan Wei-Jia. #11 failed to execute the drive through penalty, #32 and #27 overtook under yellow flags and all had 35 seconds added to their race times.
In A1 class, the top 3 are #76 Tan Yun/Wu Hao, PetroCanada Star Chase Racing #16 Xie Pei-Shan/Chen Cheng, #31 Ye Guo-Hua/Yang Xiong-Hui; For A2 class, the top 3 are #3 He Wei-Hang/Zeng Shan-Xi, TPR Racing #22 Wu Wen-Fa/Yuan Wei-Jia and #70 Chen En-Dong/Lin Zhao-Bin. #77 Ryan Kuang/Lu Jia-Le, who finished third on track, was disqualified for changing drivers outside the driver change window.
At the same time, the “Interprovince Cup” challenge race also determined its top 3. They are: TPR Racing #22 Wu Wen-Fa/Yuan Wei-Jia, representing Guangdon province, #70 Chen En-Dong/Lin Zhao-Bin representing Hunan province and PetroCanada Star Chase Racing #16 Xie Pei-Shan/Chen Cheng, representing Guangxi province.
After the race, Wu Wen-Fa said he was slightly confused throughout the race and he lost touch with the safety car after making a small mistake, he thought at that time he had lost the race. He had to chase very hard to finish second, but he enjoyed the race very much. He said all drivers taking part in Pan Delta enjoy this atmosphere and 3 races per year are not enough. He hopes there are more races so he can make up the points difference. He also said the new driver change regulation means even novices have to drive 5 to 6 laps and it is now a lot fairer.