Ye Xing Ping opens the 2018 Renault Clio Cup Asia Series with victory in Race 1

Source:Renault Clio Cup Asia Series   Post:2018-03-17

Ye Xing Ping took a close first place as the 2018 Renault Clio Cup Asia Series got underway in Zhuhai this afternoon, with Frank Yee finishing less than a second behind. Rookie Vincent Wu finished a strong 3rd place in his first Clio Cup race.


An early mistake from polesitter Ma Hon Wah gifted 1st and 2nd to Ye Xing Ping and Frank Yee, who then proceeded to trade fastest laps and open up a gap to the rest of the field. Ye Xing Ping appeared to lose the lead after a lockup at Turn 1 on lap 9, with Frank Yee diving down the inside, but a spirited Ye Xing Ping managed to draw his HE Racing car level at Turn 5 before slipstreaming past his rivals S&D Motorsports machine to re-take the lead.


Huang Yi brought his HE Racing car home in 4th, with HiRacers Yang Chun Lei rounding out the top 5.


In Elite class, a last lap overtake saw Chuang Yi Fung finish just a quarter of a second ahead of Ou Yang Zhen Wei, with 

Jason Fung in 3rd.


Race 2 should provide more excitement at 08:40 on Sunday morning.