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Published on May 18th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair

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Malaysia’s Leona Chin Takes 2nd Place Twice at Renault Clio Cup

Asia’s leading female racer Leona Chin, fresh from her first ever podium finish in Zhuhai in March, scored back-to- back 2nd positions at the 2nd leg of the Renault Clio Cup China Series, which was held at the Korea International Circuit yesterday and today.

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Competing in her unmistakable bright pink Team WebTVAsia car, Leona started both races at 2nd spot next to overall series leader and Korean leg winner Kenneth Lim. However unlike the Zhuhai stop where she had difficult track conditions, Leona adjusted much better this time, never relinquishing her top two positions.

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Race 2 saw the more exciting contest with Leona going for the jugular from the start by overtaking Kenneth immediately, sparking a neck-to- neck race for over 5 laps before conceding the lead. The Malaysian kept her cool and romped home second ahead of Ma Hon Wah.

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“I pushed myself hard today knowing there’s a good chance of winning. Kenneth is always a tough competitor so I am happy to have improved from 3 rd (in Zhuhai leg) to 2 nd in Korea. For sure I will aim for the top spot again in the next race in Buriram, Thailand,” said Leona during the post-race.

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The Clio Cup Series travel to its third stop of a 6-leg Asia tour at the Chang International Circuit, Thailand on 11-12 June. The championship will then return to China for the remaining races in Chengdu, Shanghai and Zhejiang.

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Leona is the only female driver in the Korea round of the series.


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