Eurasia Motorsport continued where they left off last time out at Sepang this weekend (5-7 May, 2017), as the Formula Masters Asia Series returned to the Malaysian Grand Prix venue for the second round of the championship.
Having secured podiums last time out, the team fielded an unchanged driver line-up of Danial Nielsen-Frost, Isyraf Danish and Kurt Hill, all gunning for glory over a four-race weekend. For Frost in particular, it was a solid weekend of racing action as he notched up a brace of podium positions to add to his championship tally.
“Danial once again demonstrated his potential with some stirring drives and we’re sure his first win is not far away,” said Team Principal Mark Goddard. “He’s now third in the championship, just 16 points behind the leader so there is still all to play for.
“Danish continues to improve and his performance in the final race is a reflection on how competitive he is becoming. Kurt ticked several boxes this weekend, his first pole position and a fastest race lap among them. He will definitely be a factor for the balance of the season…”
The first race saw Frost finish in third position after a mighty battle with Taylor Cockerton. Frost held the advantage in second position early on, but a small error allowed his rival to make the pass on lap one. With less than two-seconds covering the podium finishers in race one, it was again a great showing for Frost and Eurasia Motorsport. For Hill, a solid run from sixth on the grid to fourth in the race – with the fastest lap and subsequent pole – capped off a great opening round of the weekend.
Aiming to build momentum, Hill made a great start in race two; leading initially before a mistake dropped him down the order to fourth ahead of Frost. Danish however was out by that point after first lap contact
The pattern continued with another strong result from Frost in race three as he secured the runner-up spot from Tomoki Takahashi, with Danish bouncing back with a seventh-place finish after chasing down Hill in the opening stages of the race only for an off dropping the latter towards the back of the field.
There were some red faces in race four as Hill started in fourth position, only for Danish to make contact with him on lap three. Hill was out on the spot whereas Danish continued to finish fourth, one place ahead of Frost who had battled his way up the field.
The series takes a short break before heading to China for round three of the championship at Zhuhai on June 16-18 where Eurasia will be looking to make further gains in the title battle.