- Daniel Lu to defend championship lead
- James Yu and Manuel Cabrera looking to improve
- Arvin Esmaeili envisions a podium return
Kuala Lumpur, May 2nd, 2017 – Following a strong showing at the opening round of the season, where Daniel Lu won three out of four races and Arvin Esmaeili finished twice on the podium, Absolute Racing is now looking to maintain the momentum at the second round of the Formula Masters Asian Series to be held again at the Sepang International Circuit.
The visually dramatic Malaysian track, with its blend of wide, sweeping corners and fast straights, always promises compelling racing and a contest for both the drivers and the cars given the high ambient temperatures and humidity.
The season-opener gave the team a clearer idea of its level of competitiveness compared to the other teams. Points leader Lu will be aiming to further his championship lead and his teammates Arvin Esmaeili, Manuel Cabrera and James Yu will certainly be looking to improve on their positions from the first race weekend.
Daniel “After my first round, I’m looking forward to getting back on the track and fight to extend my Championship lead. It’s going to be a physical weekend for me as I will participate in both FMS and AFR, nevertheless I’m fully concentrate on keeping my momentum and bringing more victories to the team.”
Speaking ahead of the weekend, Esmaeili said: “I’m really excited for the next race and hoping to build on the podiums from last round. I think next round will definitely be harder since everyone on the grid know more or less the score with each other in terms of who to watch out for and who is quick where.
I definitely expect to be on the podium next round again, and hopefully come away with wins as well, as I think I showed that I had the pace to do so in the first round. All in all I’m looking forward to the next round and I’m excited to progress further and learn more.”
Yu added, “I hope the next race will be a better one and I hope we could make up for what we could have otherwise done better. From last race much experience was gained so that got me looking forward even more to this second race.”
Cabrera said, “My expectations for the next race is to improve the points that failed in the first race, giving everything inside the track and try to fight for the first places. I’ve been training and studying a lot now; it’s just put it in practice!”
Team Director, Fabien Fior, held, “After an encouraging start to the season, we are hopeful of another good performance in Malaysia this weekend. Our goal is to carry over the momentum generated by the positive result in the first event into the remaining of the season – and the team’s been working very hard to make sure that happens.”
Formula Masters Series – Sepang International Circuit – Round 2
Race 1 – Saturday – 11:40
Race 2 – Saturday – 17:45
Race 3 – Sunday – 10:05
Race 4 – Sunday – 16:20
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