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PS Racing Takes To Podium For 2013 Asia Formula Renault Driver
Posted by: newsla on Dec 30, 2013 - 07:14 PM
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PS Racing Takes To Podium For 2013 Asia Formula Renault Driver And Team Championships; Prepares For 2014


With last Sunday’s final race of the season, PS Racing team took the trophy for 2nd in Asia Formula Renault’s Team Championship and 3rd in the driver’s standings in the top level International Category.

 

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With PS Racing drivers Neric Wei and Pete Olson setting personal best laptimes of 1:38.5 and 1:37.7, respectively, the team had a strong weekend overall. In Race One Saturday afternoon under cool and sunny conditions, Pete Olson finished 3rd in the International Class, with Neric Wei 4th in the Asian Class with a fast lap of 1:38.5. Olson’s podium finish in Race One gave him enough points to secure 3rd overall in the driver’s standings for the 2013 season with the championship’s final race still to go on Sunday.

In Sunday’s race two, held at 12:30pm with good weather conditions, despite great starts from Olson and Wei bad luck struck later in the race when Wei and Buzz Racing’s Shigetomo Shimono had contact going into Turn 6, causing both drivers to go off track to DNF and red flag the race. On the race restart, Olson jumped up into 2nd by Turn One, but later in the race while battling for 3rd after dropping back slightly, Olson experienced an electrical issue and DNFd.

With the points earned during the weekend by Olson and Wei, PS Racing Team took 2nd in the Team Championship and 3rd overall with Olson in the driver’s standings for the season, while Neric Wei took 4th overall in AFR’s Asian Class in his debut season.

Despite the strong results for this year’s Asia Formula Renault season, PS Racing is already preparing for next year with winter testing and new driver development programs at both Zhuhai International Circuit and Guangdong International Circuit, with both formula and touring cars.

Additionally, PS Racing will soon launch its ‘Racing for Children’ program for the 2014 season, whereby it will pledge full-year sponsorship to provide food, education and basic necessities for ChildFund International children [http://www.childfund.org]; for each driver that signs with PSR for the season, the team will sponsor a child in need for the duration of 2014.

Lastly, PS Racing has become the first BELL helmets dealer in the China Mainland with BELL Europe sponsoring PS Racing owner and triple Formula Renault Champion Pekka Saarinen as well as formula champion Pete Olson for the 2014 season.

With Asia Formula Renault’s 2014 calendar featuring the Pan Delta race festivals at Zhuhai International Circuit as well as race weekends at the famed Sepang and Shanghai International F1 Circuits, the upcoming season is sure to bring thrills to spectators and competitors alike with high-level competition and a strong media package for drivers. With PS Racing looking for more championship victories in both the drivers and team titles, the 2014 AFR season promises excitement with its commencement just a few months away on March 15-16 at the Zhuhai International Circuit’s opening Pan Delta Race Festival.


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