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Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Porsche Carrera Cup Asia – Round 10 Results Victory For Earl Bamber

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Reigning Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion and 2014 points leader Earl Bamber took victory for the second time on Singapore’s Marina Bay street circuit today, winning Round 10 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia after starting the race from sixth on the grid. Bamber crossed the line in his LKM Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 4.8 seconds ahead of Team Porsche Holding’s Martin Ragginger and pole-sitter Alexandre Imperatori of PICC Team StarChase.

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The Class B field put on a brilliant race which had the Singapore Grand Prix fans on their feet, with local hero Yuey Tan of Dorr Havelock Racing taking his first win on his home track. Although Alif Hamdan of Nexus Racing crossed the line first in the Class, he was later handed a 30 second penalty for shunting eventual second place finisher Francis Tjia of OpenRoad Racing. Taking the final podium spot was another Singapore driver, Mok Weng Sun of Clearwater Racing, making it a good day for the city state which has no permanent race track.

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With just two rounds of the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season remaining, Bamber now has a 21 point lead over Ragginger, while Imperatori and Tung Ho-Pin of Budweiser Team Absolute Racing are tied in third, 19 points behind the Austrian. In Class B, the title chase is now between Hamdan, who has a slim three point lead over Tjia, and Tan.

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As the lights went out, Imperatori didn’t get a good lift off from pole, almost stalling. Ragginger wasted no time capitalizing on the situation, ploughing into the lead followed by Team Jebsen’s Rodolfo Avila. Bamber meanwhile was already up to third as the 28-strong field hurtled into a dramatic opening lap which saw Avila drop down to 7th in the order behind Zhang Tong Auto’s Zhang Da Sheng, Team Yongda Dongfang’s Ro.C. Skyangel, and Tung Ho-Pin of Budweiser Team Absolute Racing up in fourth. While Ragginger set about building a gap from Imperatori, Bamber was piling on the pressure to the Swiss ace, trying to rattle him into an error and finally finding a way past on lap 4.  From there, the New Zealander set off to hunt down Ragginger, catching and passing him on lap 7 after a furious battle.

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Hamdan didn’t get the best of starts away from the grid, and then came together with a rival at turn 2, which put him to the back of the field. From there, he charged back up through the pack, closing up to his Class B rivals by lap 9. In the exuberance of youth, however, the 23-year-old Hamdan clipped Tjia, tipping him into a spin. Avila made a good recovery, passing both Zhang Da Sheng and Skyangel to cross the line in fifth behind Tung.

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The 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia overall and Class B championships will come down to the wire at the season finale next month, where Rounds 11 and 12 will be part of the Sports Car Champions Festival at the Shanghai International Circuit from October 17 to 19.

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Provisional Porsche Carrera Cup Asia – Round 10 Results

PosNoDriver/NationalityClassEntrant/NationalityTime
11Earl BAMBER (NZL)LKM Racing (MAS)28:17.971
286Martin RAGGINGER (AUT)Team Porsche Holding (CHN)+4.804
399Alexandre IMPERATORI (HKG)PICC Team StarChase (CHN)+5.346
458TUNG Ho-Pin (CHN)Budweiser Team Absolute Racing (HKG)+9.963
520Rodolfo AVILA (MAC)Team Jebsen (HKG)+23.040
655ZHANG Da Sheng (CHN)Zheng Tong Auto (CHN)+23.363
78Ro.C. Skyangel (SIN)Team Yongda Dongfang (CHN)+24.288
818ZHANG Zhen Dong (CHN)Team Basetex (CHN)+26.298
966Jason ZHANG Zhi Qiang (CHN)Team C&D (CHN)+30.531
1088Egidio PERFETTI (SIN)Mentos Racing (SIN)+31.754
115Yuey TAN (SIN)BDorr Havelock Racing (SIN)+49.612
1211Ringo CHONG (SIN)Team Kangshun (CHN)+53.383
1321Francis TJIA (HKG)BOpenRoad Racing (HKG)+56.770
1412MOK Weng Sun (SIN)BClearwater Racing (SIN)+65.617
1516Wayne SHEN (HKG)BModena Motorsports (HKG)+66.105
1628John SHEN (HKG)BModena Motorsports (HKG)+71.049
1772Alif HAMDAN (MAS)BNexus Racing (MAS)+72.997
189LI Chao (CHN)Team Betterlife (CHN)+98.500
1968MAK Hing Tak (HKG)BKamlung Racing (HKG)+103.962
202*Keith CHAN (HKG)BKamlung Racing (MAS)+104.254
2151Johnson HUANG (TPE)BTeam BC Racing Team (TPE)+104.511
2298Henri RICHARD (USA)BSilicon Tech Racing LLP (USA)+104.758
2333Samson CHAN (HKG)BSamson CHAN (HKG)+118.524
243Michael S. (INA)BOpenRoad Racing (MAS)+120.258
2577Jacky YEUNG (HKG)BTiger Racing Team (HKG)+132.918
2622SIU Yuk Lung (HKG)BLKM Racing (MAS)1 Lap
NC6*THONG Wei Fung (HKG)BKamlung Racing (MAS)
NC7BAO Jin Long (CHN)Team Synsanly (CHN)

*Non series registered

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Fastest Lap: Earl Bamber/LKM Racing/2:20.146/Lap 4/130.107kph

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Overall Provisional Points after Round 10 (top 5)

PosComp NoDriverEntrantPoints
11Earl BamberLKM Racing158
286Martin RaggingerTeam Porsche Holding137
58Tung Ho-PinBudweiser Team Absolute Racing118
99Alexandre ImperatoriPICC Team StarChase118
520Rodolfo AvilaTeam Jebsen114

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Class B

PosComp NoDriverEntrantPoints
172Alif HamdanNexus Racing151
221Francis TjiaOpenRoad Racing148
35Yuey TanDorr Havelock Racing146
416Wayne ShenModena Motorsport96
598Henri RichardSilicon Tech Racing LLP84

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