Fairuz Fauzy, one of the malaysian top racer had won the first race of the World Series by Renault championships at the Hungaroring circuit in Hungary.Read the full story from Thestar below.
FAIRUZ FAUZY TAKES THE LEAD FOR THE FIRST RACE AT HUNGARORING, HUNGARY
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Fairuz Fauzy went through a high and a low in the third round of the World Series by Renault championships at the Hungaroring circuit in Hungary yesterday.
Fairuz clinched his first-ever win in the series, taking the chequered flag in the 25-lap Race 1 in 46:28.278.
International Draco Racing’s Alavaro Barba kept the pressure on the Malaysian throughout the race but never managed to mount a successful overtaking move and finished second in 46:30.247.
It was also the first win for the Malaysian-owned Mofaz-Fortec team, who also have Estonian Sten Pentus in their ranks.
The win was largely due to the reversed grid regulation from the previous round that had Fairuz starting from pole position.
However, Fairuz was unable to build on the breakthrough victory and finished seventh in Race 2 in 47:11.415 — 17.346 seconds behind race winner Pasquale Di Sabatino of RC Motorsport (46:54.069).
His Estonian team-mate finished 18th and 16th in Race 1 and Race 2 respectively.
The 27-year-old, however, was happy to secure a breakthrough win after what had been a problematic first two rounds of the season in Barcelona and Monaco.
“We were hoping for points this weekend, but we were not expecting to win.
“I led from start to finish but with the others chasing me, I had to keep focussed,” he said.