Posted on January 17, 2014

AsiaCup Super 6 1st Arjun Maini India 2nd Aston Hare South Africa 3rd David Zou China

AsiaCup Super 6
1st Arjun Maini India
2nd Aston Hare South Africa
3rd David Zou China

Continuing on a strong spree from coming 2nd in The J K Racing series Championship in the FB02 cars, Arjun had a brilliant qualifying amongst the 17 FB02 cars taking part in the Asia Series and started 2nd with a time of 2 mns 16.215 seconds behind Aston Hare of South Africa who was also Last Years Champion.

It was Arjun’s first ever race in the rain at the Sepang F1 circuit in Malaysia . Due to a slip in the clutch Arjun lost 5 places in the Start and was coming 7th . He found his Pace in the Race and as the 10 lap race progressed he slowly and steadily made his way back and made a good final move to finish second in the Asia cup series . A parallel series which is the Super 6 series which consists of 6 races to be run fromThursday through Sunday saw Arjun take Third Place . Race 7 got him the much needed practice in a rain race and Arjun is now looking forward to the Two races to be held on Friday . By Virtue of him having the 4th Fastest Lap he will start 4th for Race 8 and 2nd for race nine.

Arjun was very happy with his first race performance in the Rain and said that ” in spite of my bad start , I kept my focus and wanted to make the best use of the opportunity to race in the rain. I was going faster each lap and finished the race with my personal fastest Lap in the Last lap .I would like to thank J K Tyre, Embassy Group , Kirloskar Electric and Bosch for supporting me.”

Asia Cup Series is a Single Team Championship run by Team Meritus on a single Track – Sepang F1. Continuing on a strong spree with race 7 , Arjun won the Asia cup race 8 in the Rain in his Formula BMW FB02 car . The conditions were more or less dry till there was a downpour just 30 minutes before the Start of the Race . The race was declared a wet Race and all the Rain tyres were mounted on the Cars . Arjun said ” I started 4th on the Grid and used all the learnings from yesterday’s Maiden wet Race . We analysed all the Data and my driver coach gave me tips on what I should do . Most important was to get a good start which I did and by the end of the 2nd Corner I had moved into second Place .” Arjun was extremely happy with his first International win. He said ” 5 years ago I won my first International Go Kart race in Malaysia and I was really feeling good . Today , coming First in a formula BMW in Sepang made me feel on top of the world.”

After winning his First International win in Race 8 , Arjun finshed a very close second in race 9 after he attempted to take the lead in the Last Corner from Andhika Sasabone of Indonesia .

Results . Race 8
1. Arjun Maini (India ) 2. Matthew Swanipoel ( South Africa 3. Daniel Woodroof ( Malaysia )

Race 9
1. Andhika Sasabone (Indonesia) 2.Arjun Maini (India ) 3. Matthew Swanipoel ( South Africa)