16 Jun 2019 Speed Hero Race 4 – Li Zheng-Peng dominates again and takes win number 4
On 16 June, Pan Delta Super Racing Festival – Summer Race welcomes its last race day. The weather is very hot and it is a great test to the riders and their superbikes. In the Speed Hero race 4, Yamaha MLT Racing #26 Li Zheng-Peng takes overall victory with a large margin. #99 Jack Ao Ieong Fu finishes second overall, while another Yamaha MLT Racing rider #59 He Zhi-Feng finishes in third place.
Speed Hero Race 4 starts promptly at 13:33. As the race begins, #99 Jack Ao Ieong Fu overtakes polesitter Li Zheng-Peng and enters turn 1 in the lead. Li Zheng-Peng soon gets his lead position back at turn 2. But the bikes behind them have problems. #2 Yuan Ji-Bo and #22 Sha Jun-Tong go off the circuit at turn 1. #24 Ao Zhong-Qin and #37 Jiang Jiang spins off circuit at turn 11. The race officials show the red flag to stop the race. All the bikes return to the pit lane to wait for the re-start.
At 13:47 the race re-starts. The race distance is reduced by one lap to 9 laps. At the re-start, Li Zheng-Peng makes no mistakes and takes the lead. #7 Shinjo Masahiro loses control at turn 4. #99 Jack Ao Ieong Fu moves up to second place. After one lap, Li Zheng-Peng is already 3 seconds ahead, by now Shinjo Masahiro is back in second place after overtaking Jack Ao Ieong Fu.
On lap 4, Yamaha MLT Racing #59 He Zhi-Feng successfully overtakes Jack Ao Ieong Fu for third place. On the next lap, Shinjo Masahiro slides off the circuit at turn 7 and loses the chance to fight for a podium place. On the last lap, He Zhi-Feng makes a mistake at turn 9 and is overtaken by Jack Ao Ieong Fu.
In the end, Yamaha MLT Racing #26 Li Zheng-Peng wins Speed Hero Race 4 by the huge margin of 19 seconds. #99 Jack Ao Ieong Fu, Yamaha MLT Racing #59 He Zhi-Feng finish second and third overall.
In the various classes, Speed Hero 600cc CL1 top 3 are #69 Nakamura Tatsuya, Yamaha MLT Racing #777 Li Zhong, #79 Li Hai-Bo; CL2 class top 3 are #17 Lin Zhi-Fei, #66 Ao Jin-Bin, #68 Yu Yao-Long; 1000cc Open A top 3 are Yamaha MLT Racing #26 Li Zheng-Peng, #71 Dan Kruger and #83 Toda Takashi; 1000cc Open B top 3 are #99 Jack Ao Ieong Fu, Yamaha MLT Racing #59 He Zhi-Feng and #92 Cheung Wai-On.
After the race Li Zheng-Peng said, “Thank you to all the team personnel. Today’s weather was very hot and the track condition was not good. So I rode rather conservatively. For the Pan Delta Autumn Race, I believe I can continue to win and break the lap record set in the Spring Race. Then of course, for the Asia Road Racing Championship coming in August, I will try my best for my country’s honour!”
All Speed Hero races of Pan Delta Super Racing Festival – Summer Race is now over. Yamaha MLT Racing has taken 3 wins and 2 second places and are the big winners!