15 Dec 2020 Xue Wen-Jun enjoys clear advantage as he takes ZIC Motorbike Class A win
Zhuhai International Circuit
On 13 December, 2020 Zhuhai Motorsports Association Club Race welcomes ZIC Motorbike Class A race on track. In the end, Monster Energy Yamaha China #117 Xue Wen-Jun takes the overall victory with a clear advantage.
ZIC Motorbike Class A qualifying
In the qualifying session held at midday, 21 riders show good forms, all their results are better than in free practice. #117 Xue Wen-Jun sets a 1:53.774 lap on lap 4 and takes pole position. #27 Wang Jian-Bin and #18 Hu Tong-Ming are second and third on the grid.
ZIC Motorbike Class A main race
At 16:03, ZIC Motorbike Class A main race commences as the last race of the weekend. The race is 10 laps long with 21 riders taking part. At the start #117 Xue Wen-Jun makes a smooth getaway and begins to pull away. #27 Wang Jian-Bin drops back down to 6th place. At T9 exit, #6 Zhang Lang falls off the track and he then rides back to the pit lane.
On lap 3, Xue Wen-Jun has already extended his lead to 4.251 seconds. Wang Jian-Bin is also overtaking bikes. At T1 he overtakes Hu Tong-Ming to be second overall. #37 Jiang Jiang is also fighting #99 Zhan Jun-Hao for fourth place overall. They battle each other in many corners.
At half distance, Xue Wen-Jun has basically got one hand on the winner’s trophy. #38 has an accident at T1 and runs into the gravel area. The race officials show the yellow flag as the race continues. By now Xue Wen-Jun has already opened up a big lead. Wang Jian-Bin and Hu Tong-Ming are closely matched. Jiang Jiang makes a brave attack at T4, overtake multiple bikes to move up to second overall. But in the second group of riders the gap is still very small.
Two laps from the end, Wang Jian-Bin overtakes on the main straight to take second place. Hu Tong-Ming then gets up close to Jiang Jinag in third place. On the last lap, no change is seen in the second group and in the end, the top 3 overall are Xue Wen-Jun, Wang Jian-Bin and Jiang Jiang.
In the various classes, A1 class top 3 are HFK Racing Team #18 Hu Tong-Ming, Ace Motorcycle #45 Huang Jie-Cai, Tianyu Racing #521 Chen Guang. A2 class top 3 are Monster Energy Yamaha China #117 Xue Wen-Jun, Beijing Maoyuan Biaofeng Racing #27 Wang Jian-Bin, Shi Zhao Racing #38 Jiang Jiang. A3 class top 3 are Yunnan Silian Jingsu Racing #24 Guo Jie, Keyboard Racing #612 Pan Xu-Yuan, #66 Ni Chao-Qun. A5 class top 3 are Tieran Racing #99 Zhan Jun-Hao, Tieran Racing #22 Murong Zhi-Zhao, Tianda Racing #26 Anson Law.
After the race, overall winner Xue Wen-Chun said, “This is the first time I race at ZIC, I was actually quite nervous, but after running for a while my feeling was good. I learnt a lot in the whole process. It was a lot of fun and very exciting.” Second overall Wang Jian-Bin said, “I did not make a good start, then I slowly found my rhythm and kept going, I am very happy to take second place.” Third overall Jiang Jiang said, “All the facilities, regulations and all the riders at ZIC are excellent, thank you very much. I am very happy with the whole race, I will return next year, hopefully I can get even better results.”
ZIC Motorbike Class A Race Highlights