Published on September 6th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Nabil Jeffri in Championship lead for JK Racing Asia Series final European outing
Current Championship leader, Nabil Jeffri is all smiles as he heads to the historic Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit for Rounds 9 & 10 of the JK Racing Asia Series. The Series is in Silverstone for its final leg of the European tour, one that has been an outstanding experience for the young drivers. Rounds 9 & 10 are now scheduled to be held on 7-9 September 2012 in conjunction with the British GT and British Formula 3 event at Silverstone.
Malaysian Jeffri leads at the midway mark with 134 points, finishing on the podium seven out of the eight outings, winning four and finishing second three times. The ‘One Malaysia Youth Ambassador’ hopes to continue with his dominating presence this weekend at a circuit that he considers one of his favourites. His Eurointernational teammates South African Aston Hare, Malaysians Irfan Ilyas and Tan Wei Ron are in second, third and fifth respectively in the points table.
So far only Jeffri and Hare have dominated this year, but Meritus.GP driver, pre season favourite, Afiq Ikhwan from Malaysia, who is 75 points behind the leader, claimed his first win of the Season in France interrupting the Eurointernational podium dominance. Both Ilyas and Ikhwan will have it slightly easy in Silverstone as Hare will be out of contention with a broken ankle, an injury sustained in a football game after Belgium.
The 2012 JK Racing Asia Series Season has been an interesting one so far, more so than anyone anticipated at the start of the year. It is the first time the Asian Series has ventured to Europe, allowing the young impressionable drivers to get a first hand experience of three of Europe’s best Circuits – Paul Ricard in France, Spa Francorchamps in Belgium and the final event of the European tour ends here at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in UK before heading back to Asia.