Jonathan Chan fifth in Japan – Sep 04 05
Date posted on September 4, 2005 · Published by Mark Goddard
Jonathan Chan finished a fine fifth in the wet round 12 of the Asian Formula BMW Series held at the Autopolis Circuit in Japan. His team mate, Aaron Lim, had a torrid time crashing out of both races
Chan finished ninth in the damp first race, round 11, after spinning three times. “I could have been 5th or 6th if I hadn’t spun” lamented Chan. Jonathan certainly seems to go well in the wet, having finished 5th in the last wet race at Taebaek in Korea. The rains had really settled in for race two and it was started under the safety car. Chan quickly progressed to fifth and then paced himself to the end. “I could have gone faster but I though it was better to finish than crash” said Chan.
Aaron Lim was fighting with Robert Boughey and Charlie Charlez in race one when he ran wide at the first turn, hit the exit kerb and spun backwards across the track into the wall. The team were able to repair the badly damaged car just in time for the second race but on the first lap after the safety car pulled off he spun and was tagged by Boughey. Both cars were out on the spot. “The car felt great I think I threw away a certain podium finish” said a crestfallen Lim.
The team hope for better luck in the next round, Grand Prix support event in Shanghai.