Sepang, 30 June – In his first ever outing in the Super Trofeo Cup, Petronas Talent Development Driver, Afiq Ikhwan Yazid of Team Meritus.GP grabbed his first win in Race 2 of the 2013 Lamborghini Blancpain SuperTrofeo (Asia) Cup.
After qualifying 3rd and 4th for Race 1 and Race 2, Afiq was set take back-to-back wins at his home race. However, he was forced to settle for 5th place in Race 1 after leading the race in its later stages. “I had no traction from my tires during the final 4 laps. I had to nurse the car home after it gave way at Turn 1 and Turn 5 after entering the final lap. ”, said Afiq.
Afiq took the win in Race 2 with a best lap of 2:13.862 followed by Max Wiser and Jiang Xin (+2.459) and Yukinori Taniguchi (+27.614). “We learned a lot from yesterday and the team worked very hard at giving the best possible
setting for Sunday’s race. This was a great result for my team - Meritus.Gp and my sponsor Petronas and for me as well. Definitely a great and fun experience which i look forward to getting into the near future”, added the 22-year old.
He will continue to race in the remaining 5 rounds of the 2013 Blancpain SuperTrofeo (Asia) Cup happening in the coming months. Afiq is also scheduled to race in Round 3 of the Formula Masters China which will take place at from 6-7 July.