The 2015 Asia Formula Renault Championship and Clio Cup China continued this weekend at the world-famous Shanghai International Formula One Circuit, with typical AFR race weekend excitement and drama. Mother nature brought fierce unpredictability and an incredible test of man and machine to the circuit, under torrential rain conditions.

FORMULA RENAULT ASIA
Round 7 Race of AFR Series had started on 11th July 12:50pm. Due to the heavy rain, the official decided to do rolling start and which also made the race be more exciting. Dan Wells from BlackArts Racing by KCMG was going through the straightway side by side with Maxx Ebenal from BlackArts Racing, followed by Darma Hutomo from ART Racing Team and Garnet Patterson from KCMG. The last corner of the first lap was surprised because the second car Darma appeared at that point when pole position Dan was almost turning in at the first corner of lap 2. Darma had to chase the car in front, while he also needed to keep an eye of Maxx at the back, which benefited Dan to spread the lead.

Garnet and Najiy from S&D Motorsports were standing at the 3rd and 4th
respectively, but they chose to maintain the pace instead of pushing in order to avoid any mistakes making before the end of the race. Class B Andy Zheng from Team KRC took the lead from the start of the race and obtained the 6th overall in the race, and he is the only Class B driver that can finish the race with 10 laps. Terence Tse, who drove the AFR for the first time, had disappointedly spun out during the middle of the race and missed the chance to grab the trophy home. In concluded, Dan Wells from BlackArts Racing by KCMG took his 5th trophies home, 2nd place goes to Darma while Garnet took the 3rd. Class B Andy Zheng kept his winning streaks and 2nd place was James Runacres from ART Racing Team, while 3rd place goes to David Lau from PS Racing. Master Trophy was obtained by Leo Wong from BlackArts Racing.

In the Class A Category, Maxx Ebenal (BlackArts Racing) started Round 8 from Pole and immediately took the lead. He was followed very closely by Dan Wells of BlackArts Racing by KCMG and Garnet Patterson of KCMG. Not to be outpaced, Najiy Ayyad bin Abd Razak (S&D Motorsports) followed closely.

Further down the field, in the Class B Category, Andy Zheng (Team KRC) was leading his category followed very closely by Leo Wong (BlackArts Racing) and Sebastien Mailleux (PS Racing).

The fine weather allowed great Racing and the Drivers began to start clocking good times. Maxx Ebenal was driving beautifully until he lost his drive and his paddle shift was not responding to the changes and eventually had to give up and parked at the side.This gave the win to Dan Wells also of BlackArts Racing by KCMG to be followed home by Garnet (KCMG) and Najiy Ayyad (S&D Motorsports). Class B Category was won by Andy Zhang (Team KRC) to be followed home by Sebastien from and David Lau that both of them were from PS Racing. Master Trophy goes to Leo Wong from BlackArts Racing. With the completion of this Round 4, the entourage now moves to the Zhuhai International Circuit for Round 5 (Race 9 & 10).

Race 1
1 : Dan Wells
2 : Darma Hutomo
3 : Garnet Patterson

Race 2
1 : Dan Wells
2 : Garnet Patterson
3 : Najiy Ayyad Bin Abd Razak

Overall standings
1 : Dan Wells
2 : Garnet Patterson
3 : Maxx Ebenal

CLIO CUP CHINA
2015 Clio Cup China Series had finished on 12th July afternoon. Michael Choi had taken the lead during the second qualifying, following by Senna Iriawan and Kenneth Lau. Once the race started by rolling, Michael Choi took the lead while chasing closely by Senna at the back. Since the race was still in the wet condition, drivers were racing with wet tires, which also made difficulties in clocking the best lap time. After the first lap Senna had successfully pushed the pace and overtook Michael before the second lap. Kenneth Lau also started to lose the pace in the third lap and being overtook by Yu Kam Cheong who started at 6th grid. Terence Tse got passed by David Lau at the first lap but overtook him and Huang Yi in the last two laps. Surprisingly, Class B driver Kenneth Ma was driving the Clio RS MK3 and clocking the astonishing fastest overall lap time of 2:50.548, while the fastest lap time of Class A was 2:51.023 clocked by Yu Kam Cheong. In the end, Senna had won the race with 4.425 seconds of gap with Yu Kam Cheong and took the champion home, while the 3rd place goes to Michael Choi. Class B winner goes to Kenneth Ma, followed by Hu Cheng Wei and Ritson Chan at the back.

Race 1
1 : Tse
2 : Lau
3 : Cheong

Race 2
1 : Senna
2 : Cheong
3 : Choi

Overall standings
1 : Michael Choi
2 : Kenneth Lau
3 : Senna Iriawan

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