Date posted on May 30, 2011 · Published by Mark Goddard
Frank Yu won Round Two of the GT Asia Series, held at the Sepang F1 Circuit in Malaysia, in his brand new Craft Eurasia Racing Matech Ford GT3 car. After qualifying on the front row he drove a great race to finish on the top step on the podium in the car’s first outing.
Race One went less well after a puncture sent Frank Yu into the gravel trap and retirement whilst team mate, Samson Chan, was pitched into spin by a Lamborghini and recovered to finish 9th in the 25 car field. Samson started 5th for race two but his race ended at turn 15 after a failed pass resulted in a damaged front end. Frank Yu chased race leader Tunku Hammam for several laps before taking the lead just before a safety car period to recover Samson Chan’s damaged car. The safety car was out for several laps but once racing re-started Yu put in some extremely fast laps whilst most of his rivals pitted for their, new for this year, compulsory pit stop. In classic Formula One style these laps allowed him to pit later and rejoin with a commanding lead which he held to the flag.
The next round of the series will support the Japanese Super GT race also at Sepang on June 18-19th.