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Published on July 7th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Nexus Racing’s Bamber thunders to 4th successive victory at PCCA Ordos Circuit

Nexus Racing’s Earl Bamber continued his assault on the 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia title, taking his fourth successive series victory, and strengthening his position at the top of the leaderboard.  Resisting another formidable challenge from Team Eagle’s Martin Ragginger, Bamber led from pole to chequered flag on Inner Mongolia’s unforgiving 3.751km Ordos International Circuit to take victory in Round 7.  Despite a spirited challenge, Ragginger had to settle for the runner-up spot for the second time this weekend.
Reigning champion Alexandre Imperatori of PICC Team StarChase made a return to the podium in third, ahead of Team C&D’s Zhang Zhiqiang who drove a storming race from the fifth row of the grid and spectacularly overtook Darryl O’Young, racing in the VIP car for Porsche Centre Ordos this weekend, on the final lap.
In Class B, another superb run to the flag from Mentos Racing’s Egidio Perfetti took his winning streak to six victories in seven races.  Asia Racing Team’s Li Chao also completed a perfect weekend with another podium finish and winning the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia medal for the second time in Ordos, while Dorr McElrea Racing’s Yuey Tan recovered brilliantly from a setback off the start to take third.
Bamber has a nine point advantage over Ragginger after seven races, with Team Jebsen’s Rodolfo Avila in third ahead of LKM Racing Team’s Keita Sawa.  In Class B, Perfetti’s has a 42 point lead from Li Chao who is seven points ahead of Tan.

Having found a good setup in Zhuhai in May, Nexus Racing didn’t change Bamber’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ahead of the weekend, a decision which proved to be a winner.  Despite leading the championship, Bamber is well aware the title is far from won:  “It’s going to be like this all season, a tenth of a second, a few thousandths between us. We’re still learning and need some more experience, but it’s crucial we make no mistakes.  The plan was to be in the top three, so frankly we’re surprising ourselves a little.”
2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Round 7 – Results

Pos

No

Driver/Nationality

Class

Entrant/Nationality

Time

1

7

Earl BAMBER (NZL)

 

Nexus Racing (MAS)

24:54.298

2

86

Martin RAGGINGER (AUT)

 

Team Eagle (CHN)

+1.668

3

99

Alexandre IMPERATORI (HKG)

 

PICC Team StarChase (HKG)

+4.677

4

66

Jason ZHANG Zhiqiang (CHN)

 

Team C&D (CHN)

+14.132

5

3

*Darryl O’YOUNG(HKG)

 

Team Carrera Cup Asia (CHN)

+15.146

6

38

Keita SAWA (JPN)

 

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

+20.111

7

58

TUNG Ho-Pin (CHN)

 

Budweiser Kamlung Racing (MAS)

+20.615

8

20

Rodolfo AVILA (MAC)

 

Team Jebsen (HKG)

+21.038

9

88

Egidio PERFETTI (SIN)

B

Mentos Racing (SIN)

+27.152

10

68

LI Zhi Cong (CHN)

 

Kamlung Racing (MAS)

+28.855

11

22

*Adderly FONG(HKG)

 

LKM Racing Team (HKG)

+29.044

12

9

WANG Jian Wei (CHN)

 

Team Betterlife (CHN)

+34.234

13

8

Benjamin ROUGET (FRA)

 

Team Yongda Dongfang (CHN)

+37.308

14

16

Wayne SHEN (HKG)

 

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

+50.220

15

96

LI Chao (CHN)

B

Asia Racing Team (CHN)

+52.034

16

5

Yuey TAN (SIN)

B

Dorr McElrea Racing (SIN)

+52.845

17

11

Ringo CHONG (SIN)

 

Team Kangshun (CHN)

+54.900

18

28

John SHEN (HKG)

B

Modena Motorsports (HKG)

+1:11.944

19

27

Adrian Henry D’SILVA (MAS)

B

Nexus Racing (MAS)

+1:27.844

20

83

Dr. MA Chi Min (HKG)

B

Dr. Ma Chi Min (HKG)

+1:28.670

21

18

Marcel TJIA (HKG)

B

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

+1:29.986

22

78

ZHANG Da Sheng (CHN)

 

Basetex Racing (CHN)

2 Laps

DNF

21

Francis TJIA (HKG)

B

OpenRoad Racing (HKG)

DNF

72

Alif HAMDAN (MAS)

B

Nexus Racing (MAS)

DNF

33

*George CHOU (TPE)

B

George CHOU (TPE)

*Non-series registered
Fastest Lap: Earl Bamber/Nexus Racing/1:45.933/126.515kph

Points after Round 7
  Overall

Pos

Comp No

Driver

Entrant

Points

1

7

Earl BAMBER

Nexus Racing

133

2

86

Martin RAGGINGER

Team Eagle

124

3

20

Rodolfo AVILA

Team Jebsen

103

4

38

Keita SAWA

LKM Racing Team

89

5

58

TUNG Ho-Pin

Budweiser Kamlung Racing

69

  Class B

Pos

Comp No

Driver

Entrant

Points

1

88

Egidio PERFETTI

Team Mentos

141

2

96

LI Chao

Asia Racing Team

99

3

5

Yuey TAN

Dorr McElrea Racing

92

4

28

John SHEN

Modena Motorsports

83

5

21

Francis TJIA

OpenRoad Racing

71


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