22 Apr 2023 Safety car deployed 3 times as Chen Zi-Yang finally won the Circuit Hero-One race
On Saturday, April 22, 2023, the Festival of Wheels Circuit Hero-One race was held at the Zhuhai International Circuit. After 40 minutes of ups and downs in the race, #88 Chen Zi-Yang finally won the overall race. Yuan Jia-Wei, Deng Yi, and Chen Zun-Cheng ranked second to fourth in the race.
The race started at 5:00 pm with a rolling start and a total of 15 laps. In the formation lap, the #33 car stopped on the track due to a breakdown, and the red flag was displayed immediately. Five minutes later, the race started under the leadership of the safety car, and there were 14 laps left in the race. After the successful start, Chen Zi-Yang held the first position and started to lead.
On the fifth lap, #23 Gu Zhao-Lin rushed into the gravel trap at Turn 9, the whole course was yellow flagged, and the safety car was dispatched again. The safety car left the track two laps later, with nine laps remaining after the restart.
On the tenth lap, Yuan Jia-Wei successfully passed Deng Yi to move up to the second place at Turn 9. On the same lap, #63 Wu Zuo-Dong ran off into the gravel, and then the whole course waved yellow flags, and the safety car was dispatched for the third time.
On the fourteenth lap of the race, as the 40-minute race time limit counted down to zero, the chequered flag was waved and the race was over. A total of 14 drivers finished the race. #99 Yuan Jia-Wei set the fastest lap time of 1:40.537.
In terms of Class results, the top three in Class B are #92 Deng Yi, #27 Chen Zun-Cheng, and #17 Xie Jian-Liang the top three in Class C are #88 Chen Zi-Yang, #99 Yuan Jia-Wei, and #94 Guan Yue-Ming; the top three in Class D The names are #66 Lu Zhen-Ming, #6 Wu Wen-Fa, and #26 Zhuang Ji-Shun; the champion of Class F is Wen Yong-Tao.