Chinese driver Ye Yifei took his second Asian Winter Series victory in as many race weekends, after a flawless drive in a tense third race at the Sepang International Circuit. The result capped another outstanding performance by Ye Yifei and Absolute Racing. The title decider is due to take place next month.
The quick race pace he had already shown in the previous rounds at Thailand’s Buriram International Circuit, was replicated with a dominant free practice session on Saturday morning with a category record lap time under the 2 minute mark. In the qualifying session held on Saturday lunchtime, he put his car in the first row for the first and third races of the weekend. [...]
Absolute Racing’s Ye Yifei picked up two second-place finishes and one win in the Asian Winter Series second event at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit (January 19/20), setting up a tense title decider for next month’s season finale.
It all started in Saturday qualifying sessions which saw China’s Ye Yifei, who kicked off the day with a category record lap time under the 2 minute mark in the single Free Practice morning session, capturing the second on the grid for Race 1 and Race 3, while Eshan Pieris from Sri Lanka posted the ninth fastest time in qualifying one to dramatically improve to fifth in the second qualifying.