A little rain in Sepang today provided a significant twist in proceedings in Round 2 in the Malaysia Championship Series (MCS) as 19-year old Mitchell Cheah of N1 Racing stunned his more celebrated rivals during the Touring Production class gain an urgent victory in Race 2 yesterday.
With Race 1 winner Keifli Othman and Pee Sau Fan pushed to retire after 8 laps and championship leaders, Lai Wee Sing and Farouk Abdul Kathir in an incident and dropping out of contention, Mitchell, who finished 10th yesterday, took top honours during the one-hour endurance race.
Completing 22 laps in 1 hour 34.580 seconds, Mitchell, who competed in the Honda FD2 machine, finished 15.880 seconds previous to team-mate Desmond Yee, who was seventh yesterday. Baron Sim of R-Engineering completed the podium; improving from his sixth devote Race 1.
With yet another 19 points from Round 2 including 15 points won today, Mitchell climbed to second inside the overall standings with 39 points and three points behind the partnership of Lai Wee Sing and Farouk Abdul Kathir of R-Engineering, who may have 42 points after two rounds.
“It would be a difficult race because track became a bit slippery. I focus on my race and keep my personal pace. Apparently, I taken advantage of the cars and drivers before me having technical problems or crashing out,” said Mitchell.
In the Malaysian Touring Car (MTC) championship, Nick Mah of Tedco Racing continued his dominance; winning his fourth race repeatedly within the Suzuki Swift despite carrying an extra 30kg in race success ballast over the weekend.
“It was obviously a quite hard race for me because was bumped into subsequently 1 and spun. I had to fight my back from last area to first. I will be so relieved to win today,” said Nick, who presently has an excellent score of 60 points after two rounds.
Like the first three races, Kenny Lee and Neo Cheng Hen took second place and yet another 12 points; to increase their total haul of 48 points after two rounds. CY Ong of Dream Chaser Racing team took third in this race, that was the last event of an packed three-day programme.