Drama packed Zhuhai Formula Masters event

Date posted on June 21, 2017 · Published by eurasiapr

A wet event at the Chinese circuit saw plenty of action in Zhuhai at the weekend. Kurt Hill came away with two podium finishes, Danial Frost starred but failed to add much to his points score, Liu Zexuan scored maximum points in the Masters Class in race one and Angie King achieved two Masters Class podiums.

Qualifying for race one saw Danial Frost third, Kurt Hill 10th after a power box failure on his second lap, Liu Zexuan 11th, pole for the Masters Class, and Angie King 13th.

Danial Frost was soon up to second on the wet and slippery track and was challenging for the lead when he spun out on the last lap and failed to finish. He had once again demonstrated he possesses the speed to win, that elusive first race win slipping through his hands again. Kurt Hill drove a great race to finish 6th after starting back in tenth whilst Liu Zexuan was second on the Masters Class podium. Angie King failed to finish, spinning out in the tricky conditions.

Race two was again held in wet and slippery conditions and saw Danial battling for the lead with Daniel Lu. It all ended in tears when they tangled at turn one, Lu retiring whilst Danial recovered to salvage sixth place. Kurt Hill scored his first podium with a great drive after starting seventh on the grid. Angie King was really happy to finish second In the Masters Class whilst Liu Zexuan was fourth in class after a quick pit stop for repairs.

The final race of the event started with a wet track but with no more rain looking likely, Danial Frost decided to start from pole on slicks. It all went wrong when he spun into the gravel on the formation lap, ending his race before it started. The eventual race winner was also on slicks and started last on the grid, demonstrating Frost had made the correct tyre choice. Kurt Hill made his now customary charge through the field, finishing a fine third from sixth on the grid. Liu Zexuan won the Masters Class with Angie King third in class.

“We are very happy for Kurt who scored two podium finishes and I am sure they will be the first of many,” Team Manager Edgen Dy-Liacco stated. “Liu Zexuan was very competitive in the Masters Class and Angie King achieved more than could be expected, it being his first event at this level. Danial once again proved he has the speed to win and I am sure once he has taken his first race win the floodgates will open and he will become a regular winner. We now look forward to the next event, also at Zhuhai on July 30th.”