Cars No. 18 Weider HSV-010 and Car No. 33 HANKOOK PORSCHE claim top honours in the GT500 and GT300 series at the Sepang International Circuit.
One of the biggest motorsport events of the year came to an epic close at the Sepang International Circuit with Team No. 18 Weider Honda Racing and Team No. 33 HANKOOK KTR claiming the chequered flag in the GT500 and GT300 classes respectively.
In the GT500 class, car No. 18 WEIDER HSV-010 took pole in qualifying, and went on to win the race despite car No. 38 ZENT CERUMO SC430 snapping at its heels throughout.
Takashi Kogure, Driver 1 of the No. 18 WEIDER HSV-010 remained steady under pressure and by Lap 13, was leading by 3.438 seconds. Carlo Van Dam took the wheel on Lap 29 with the car still in the lead, and continued all the way to the chequered flag with a time of 1:47:52.531 seconds.
When Van Dam took over, he looked to be in a little trouble putting in quick laps at first. However, when speaking at the Post-Race Press Conference, Van Dam clarified, "I went more slowly at the beginning because I was trying to preserve the tyres so I took it easier - maybe a little too easy. Even so, I could see that the car behind me (No. 38 ZENT CERUMO SC430) was just keeping up, so I decided I would push the car a little more and it couldn't follow anymore."
In the GT300 class, car No. 33 HANKOOK PORSCHE claimed the chequered flag after 49 laps of hard racing. The HANKOOK PORSCHE, which also took pole in qualifying, had a steady race with no problems.
Drivers Masami Kageyama and Tomonobu Fujii made consistent and quick laps, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:47:57.011 seconds. At the Post-Race Press Conference, both drivers attributed the win to keeping the tyre pressure and temperature steady.
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