Ferrari Challenge APAC 2015


Sepang, a blazing conclusion to the Asia-Pacific season

BY Ferrari Far East Pte Ltd

The sixth and final round of the 2015 Asia Pacific Ferrari Challenge season was hosted under blazingly hot and hazy conditions at the Sepang race circuit. The 19 drivers in the field once again showcased pure driving exhilaration as they raced on the Sepang International Circuit, experiencing the track's high-speed nature and its challenging corners. The weekend proved to be an exciting one, with drivers jostling for points to move themselves up the standings. 

Race 1 saw Australian drver Steve Wyatt pick up where he left off in Shanghai with another dominating perforamce in Race 1 of the Trofeo Pirelli class, blitzing the field wit hthe fastest lap time of 2:14.509 in just the second lap and never relinguqishing his lead throughout the race. Renaldi Hutasoit, the current Pirelli Championship leader, failed to challenge Wyatt and could only muster a second place finish. Alexander West of Sweden continued his strong perforamnce of the weekend with a win in the Pirelli AM class and was the only driver to pose a challenge to Streve Wyatt despite being in a different class. Clinching the victory, once again, in the Coppa Shell classification was Yanbin Xin, extending his streak of wins to four in a row. 
Race 2 in Sepang held more of the same with Steve Wyatt dominating the race once again, beating out second place finisher Renaldi Hutasoit of INdonesia by 11.308 seconds and leapfrogging him in the championship standing in the process. Wyatt now leads the Trofeo Pirelli class championship standings by 2 points. Swedish driver Alexander West doubled his career win total with another win in Race 2 in the Pirelli AM class. Wei Xu of China and Jun Hoon Youn of Korea battled for the second and third place finish, with Wei Xu eventually edging the Korean out by just 2.917 seconds to finish second behind West. Huiling Han managed to break fellow countryman Yanbin Xin's four-win streak, taking his first victory of his Ferrari Challenge career with a 0.662 second win.