20 February 2011

Source: Vroom (published in Italy) February 2011

The Rotax Invitation Race in Sepang attracts 113 drivers, in a perfect mix of Asian and European drivers. The result is a real crowd-pleaser!

The MicroMax grid had 25 drivers and it was Max Fewtrell from Singapore who set the pace for most of the weekend and also took the race win in the final having started from pole. Unfortunately however the post race technical inspection revealed that the engines of the 1st and 3rd place finishers did not meet Rotax regulations with the oil seals beign installed the wrong way, resulting in disqualifications. Adding to the confusion was that Japanese driver Ryuta Ueda who crossed the line in 2nd had received a 10" penalty for a start infraction. This meant that Malaysian driver Muhammad Luqman Hakim too the top step on the podium with Indonesia driver Presley Martono in 2nd, and Singaporean driver Jon Lee Xuanhao and James Pull in 3rd and 4th. Ryuta Ueda was unfortunate in that the 10" penalty dropped him all the way to 5th place.

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