Date posted on June 1, 2009 · Published by Mark Goddard
Eurasia Motorsport’s Axcil Jefferies demonstrated yesterday’s race win at Sepang in the Formula BMW Pacific Series was not a one-off by taking another accomplished victory in round five of the Championship.
Jefferies once again spent the race dicing with Gary Thompson with Akhil Khushlani an ever present third. A great start from pole saw Axcil take the lead and the top three quickly drew away from the chasing pack. Axcil looked in control despite the pressure being applied by Thompson. However on lap six Thompson took the lead at Turn One only to lose it again at turn four, Khushlani taking the opportunity to slip into second, albeit for a few corners only. Thompson did all he could to find a way past but Axcil did not succumb to the pressure and took another win after a mature drive.
The pole position and the fastest F.BMW lap officially recorded at Sepang in the Championship’s seven year history must have seemed a distant memory to Chris Wootton as he exited the final turn upside down on the first lap. Rio Haryanto had again clashed wheels with Wootton who escaped serious injury demonstrating the strength of the F.BMW chassis.
The final race of the weekend takes place this afternoon and Jefferies will start in fourth place and Wootton in tenth as the results of round four determines the starting positions of round six.