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Published on October 27th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2013 – Rounds 11 Shanghai Bamber Seals Championship Victory

Earl Bamber sealed the 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia championship with an emphatic victory in Round 11, thundering from pole to chequered flag to take the title with a race to spare. The 23-year-old Nexus GSH Racing driver didn’t put a wheel wrong on the way to his sixth victory in his debut season, setting the fastest lap of the 12-lap race for good measure.

Second across the line at the Shanghai International Circuit was 2012 champion, PICC Team StarChase driver Alexandre Imperatori, who is having a strong weekend on home turf. Third in Round 11, and championship runner-up to Bamber, was Team Eagle’s Martin Ragginger. Ragginger spent much of the race fighting to find a way past Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup driver Ben Barker of Britain, dramatically reclaiming the final podium spot on the final lap.

PCCA ic1_2013 Champion - Earl Bamber

Newly-crowed Class B Champion Egidio Perfetti took Class B honours after a challenging qualifying, followed home by category pole-sitter, Nexus Racing’s Alif Hamdan.  OpenRoad Racing’s Francis Tjia got a brilliant start to lead the Class B field for much of the race, before first Perfetti then Hamdan got by him.

Bamber’s victory in Round 11 gives him an unassailable lead of 21 points at the top of the championship standings from Ragginger. Team Jebsen’s Rodolfo Avila sealed third in the championship, keeping his nose clean and crossing the line in sixth.  In Class B, while Perfetti sealed the title in Singapore, by playing the long game Dorr McElrea Racing’s Yuey Tan secured the runner-up spot, resisting the temptation to risk it all for a Class B podium and crucially finishing the race ahead of rival Li Chao of Asia Racing Team.

PCCA ic2_Round 11 Start

2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Results Round 11

PosNoDriver/NationalityClassEntrant/NationalityTime
17Earl BAMBER (NZL) Nexus GSH Racing (MAS)22:14.038
299Alexandre IMPERATORI (HKG) PICC Team StarChase (HKG)+2.394
386Martin RAGGINGER (AUT) Team Eagle (CHN)+9.116
49*Ben BARKER (GBR) Team Betterlife (CHN)+9.258
58Benjamin ROUGET (FRA) Team Yongda Dongfang (CHN)+15.357
620Rodolfo AVILA (MAC) Team Jebsen (HKG)+15.531
758TUNG Ho-Pin (CHN) Budweiser Kamlung Racing (MAS)+20.313
878ZHANG Da Sheng (CHN) Basetex Racing (CHN)+24.164
93*Darryl O’YOUNG Team Carrera Cup Asia (CHN)+24.410
1088Egidio PERFETTI (SIN)BMentos Racing (SIN)+37.003
1172Alif HAMDAN (MAS)BNexus Racing (MAS)+38.318
1221Francis TJIA (HKG)BOpenRoad Racing (HKG)+39.088
1368LI Zhi Cong (CHN) Kamlung Racing (MAS)+40.625
145Yuey TAN (SIN)BDorr McElrea Racing (SIN)+52.970
1528John SHEN (HKG)BModena Motorsports (HKG)+1:16.781
1611Ringo CHONG (SIN) Team Kangshun (CHN)+1:16.909
1733Samson CHAN (HKG)BSamson CHAN (HKG)+1:34.887
1818Marcel TJIA (HKG)BOpenRoad Racing (HKG)+1.35.047
1922SIU Yuk Lung (HKG) LKM Racing Team (HKG)+1:36.807
2083Dr. MA Chi Min (HKG)BDr. Ma Chi Min (HKG)+1:37.595
2196LI Chao (CHN)BAsia Racing Team (CHN)+1:46.499
16Wayne SHEN (HKG) Modena Motorsports (HKG)DNF
27Adrian Henry D’SILVA (MAS)BNexus Racing (MAS)DNF
38Keita SAWA (JPN) LKM Racing Team (HKG)DNF
66Jason ZHANG Zhiqiang (CHN) Team C&D (CHN)DNF

Fastest Lap: Earl Bamber/Nexus GSH Racing/1:50.533

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. Shanghaii. 25th - 27th October 2013. Photo: Drew Gibson

Points after Round 11 (top 5)

Overall

PosComp NoDriverEntrantPoints
17Earl BAMBERNexus Racing199
286Martin RAGGINGERTeam Eagle178
320Rodolfo AVILATeam Jebsen153
438Keita SAWALKM Racing Team117
558TUNG Ho-PinBudweiser Kamlung Racing113


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