Matt Solomon podium in Zhuhai race three

Date posted on May 12, 2013 · Published by Mark Goddard

Hong Kong driver, Matt Solomon, finished on the Formula Masters China podium in round three of the series held at Zhuhai circuit. He also recorded the fastest lap of the race which was an impressive performance from one of only two car racing rookies in the 15 car field. Team Mate, Pu Jun Jin from China was spun out on the first lap of the race.Solomon started in second spot with Pu Jun Jin in third and both made good starts. Afiq took the lead from Matt but “Kevin” Pu Jun Jin was squeezed at the first turn and spun out of the race. This brought out the safety car and when racing resumed Afiq and Solomon streaked away from the field. However on lap four Afiq slowed dramatically under braking for Turn 14 and Matt ran into the back of his rival. Afiq spun out of the race whilst Solomon resumed in third from Akash and Wright. The latter took the lead whilst Solomon and Akash fought for second place, the Hong Kong driver just failing to take second despite recording the race’s fastest lap.

“Matt has demonstrating great speed this weekend and with his first car event now under his belt I am convinced he will be fully competitive in Shanghai. It was a shame for Kevin that he spun on lap one but I think qualifying in third place demonstrated his potential.” said Mark Goddard of Eurasia Motorsport. “The first event for the new championship has been a great success and has demonstrated this is a fantastic series in which talented drivers can develop their skills.”

Next round is Shanghai on May 26th.

Stop Press: Matt Solomon was adjudged to have caused an avoidable incident and was given a 30 second penalty dropping him to 8th in the results.