In Race 1, the race was declared wet but it was not wet enough for the drivers to put in Rain tires. Afiq started off with a good pace in the damp track condition and was leading the pack with over 7 sec. However, the weather change as the rain started to fall making the track slippery towards the end of his stint. A flaw during the mandatory pit stop, Clazzio Racing lost significant of time, dropping 4 places into fifth. However, a good drive in the wet by Kei Cozzolino managed to overtake 2 cars to put them in third place. Towards the end of the race, Kei caught up with the second place driver and there was a very close fight for the second place till the flag. They were finally separated with a margin of 0.025 sec where Team Clazzio had to settle for third overall.
Team Clazzio is currently sharing the lead with Team GDL with 27 points each in the PRO Class Category. The next round of the series will visit Buriram, Thailand for its second round scheduled to be held from 20-21 May 2017.