The Formula 4 South East Asia Championship – fueled by Petron – is getting into its stride for the weekend of racing, supporting the Malaysian Championship Series (MCS). The tropical weather enveloping the Sepang International Circuit continued its gloomy during a spectacular free practice session.
Alessandro Ghiretti, who came out fastest, was poised to lay down a blistering lap time in Qualifying. Malaysia’s Muizz Musyaffa and Kane Shepherd of Thailand clocked in the second and third best times respectively.
Without delay, the cars exited the pits, with Adam D’Agostino being one of the first to take to the 5.543km long track. The usual suspects Muizz Musyaffa, Kane Shepherd, Alessandro Ghiretti and Luke Thompson were out on field clocking brilliant times.
Shepherd and co quickly beat the fastest time set in free practice. But with receding sunlight, the drivers, including newcomer Antoine Potty from Belgium, had to throw down the hammer and go for it.
As the timer ticked down, the young talented drivers gave it their all, culminating in Kane Shepherd taking the top spot of the session and pole position for Race 1 with a time of 2:14.713. Malaysia’s Muizz Musyaffa came in second.
That said, at the eleventh hour – Alessandro Ghiretti managed to shove Luke Thompson from his hard-earned third spot as he clocked a time of 2:14.911. Potty, meanwhile, was just a tenth of second behind Thompson and ultimately settled for fifth on the starting grid.
The adrenaline-pumping action from Event 2 of the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship continues in earnest as the cars take to the grid at 1130 hours, Saturday the 14th of July. Race 1 will be streamed Live via the F4 SEA Facebook page and http://fiaf4.asia/2018_event-1_race-4_fb_live . Live timing of the race will be made available at https://livetiming.getraceresults.com/. For more updates on the championship please visit https://formula4.asia/.