A frustrating Zhuhai Asian Formula Renault event for Eurasia Motorsport
Date posted on June 22, 2018 · Published by eurasiapr
Asian Formula Renault returned to Zhuhai Circuit in China for round four of the series as part of the Pan Delta Summer Race, but Eurasia Motorsport left China with only a handful of Championship points. Kurt Hill had looked promising in practice but a large accident in qualifying led to a difficult weekend.
The crash at the fast T14 left the team with a rush to prepare the car for race one and a good first lap saw him run in fifth place before steadily dropping down the field and retiring with a broken brake disc.
Teammates Eshan Pieris and Daniel Miranda fared a little better, finishing sixth and seventh in a hotly contested race.
Eshan ran in fifth place for the first half of the race before dropping to sixth after being overtaken by Championship leader Daniel Cao. The fact that he had a race long dice with the leader of the championship demonstrates he has the race pace and once he can qualify better he will be winning races.
Daniel Miranda was disappointed to qualify ninth but he was able to finish seventh, again demonstrating better race pace. He is the leading rookie in possibly the strongest Asia Formula Renault field for many years.
Race two saw a huge accident at turn four on lap one take out five cars; Thomas Luedi being launched over the rear of Daniel’s car who was spun round and was out on the spot after being hit by two more cars. An innocent victim of what was deemed by the Stewards to be a racing incident.
At the re-start Kurt and Eshan both made good starts with Kurt finishing the lap in fourth place but Eshan was out after spinning at turn nine and was unable to re-start. Kurt went on to finish sixth after initially being in a four-way battle for first.
Frustrating event for all and now the team looks forward to the fifth round of the championship at Sepang on 26 August.