The XRAY NT1 wins on its second outing in Malaysia, with five NT1 cars qualifying into the A finals. This event is hosted by the Niko Sales Centre and is comprised of a total of 5 championship events. The winner of the completed event will take home the Grand Trophy and will receive full support to the Serpent Tour of Thailand 2008.
This round 2 challenge took place in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur at the Titiwangsa Track. The track layout for this round is called the â€œMugen Cup Layoutâ€ because this was the layout used in the Mugen Asia Cup 2005.
The layout starts with a high speed â€œSâ€ chicane followed by a left turn that you need to take closely to the outer barrier to hit the left apex ahead. Followed by a slow 180Â° right turn and another 180Â° left turn that then takes you onto the back straight. The back straight has a left curve and if you do not hit the racing line on this curve, you would find yourself on a bump that could throw your car off balance or worse fly completely off the track and into a solid metal fence barrier. At the end of the straights, thereâ€™s another 180Â° left turn and a 20m short straight bringing you to a â€˜triangleâ€™ island that needs to be taken at high speed on power right turn and bringing you back to the starting line.
Top left to right: Andy Dass, Suah, Suhaimi, Norazam, Yap, Eric Mah and Suh.
Bottom left to Right: Riad, Emeel, Faizal and M.Shah.
This was a very tough event with all the top drivers around Malaysia participating in the race. There were 60 participants in 1/10 GP Touring and 30 participant in 1/8 GP on-road. It was a tough final as you can see in the lap chart the 4 top finishers were only split by 2 laps in a 30 minute final. The race pace of Emeel with the NT1 was evident as he kept the other 3 drivers at bayâ€¦ they were unable to reel him in.
1 EMEEL – XRAY NT1
2 AZRI AMRI
4 ANDY DASS – XRAY NT1
5 SUAH – XRAY NT1
6 RIAD – XRAY NT1
10 M SHAH – XRAY NT1
Source : Xray