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Published on July 1st, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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GT Asia Round 4 Aston & McLaren’s heart stopping race

It was a race that had everyone at the edge of their seats when the battle for the win between two supercar powerhouse, the Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 and the McLaren 12C GT3, clashed right before the end of GT Asia Series Round 4. German driver Stefan Muecke and Japanese Hiroshi Hamaguchi caused quite a few hearts to stop beating with their multiple overtaking. In the end, the Aston claimed the win ahead of McLaren with Porsche taking third. It all started with Frank Yu, who drove the first stint for Aston. He was in second on the grid beside pole sitter, Mok Weng Sun, who drove the first stint for McLaren. Right at the start, the two cars battled, driving side by side throughout the first few turns of the Opening Lap.

Mok managed to maintain his lead while Yu lost a spot to Li Zhi Cong in the Porsche 997 GT3R. Behind them Tunku Hammam Sulong in the Lamborghini LP560 GT3 was pressuring Taiwanese driver, Jeffrey Lee in the Audi R8 LMS Ultra for fourth and managed to get by on lap 2. Philip Ma in the second Audi was having a consistent race in sixth.

At the same time, midway through the grid behind them and battling for the GTM lead, Michael Green took Naoryu on lap 1. Green in the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup held the lead until lap13 when Naoryu in the Ferrari 458 Challenge caught up and found a way past. Li maintained his third to the flag, ahead of a trio of Audis. The GT Asia Series continues with Rounds 5 & 6 held at Fuji International Circuit from 12th to 14th July 2013.


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