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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Greater Noida, October 30, 2011
Austrian driver Lucas Auer, nephew of former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger, made it a clean sweep at the Buddh International Circuit, clinching the second race of the JK Racing Asia Series, here on Sunday.

A day after winning the first race, Auer continued his fine run, romping to the chequered flag over 9 seconds ahead of closest competitor Afiq Ikhwan Yazid of Malaysia.

Irfan Ilyas, also from Malaysia, rounded out the podium.  Auer led the charge all the way from the start, pulling ahead and setting the fastest lap of the day. Akhil Khushlani was the best of the Indians, finishing ninth.

A good race
“It was a very good race. I could push immediately from the first lap, and managed to hold it till the end,” the Austrian said.

After a great start, taking second place from Lorenzo Camplese, Malaysian Ikhwan pushed hard to keep pace with Auer. Despite all his efforts, the Meritus.GP driver was unable to do so and finished second.

“For me it was not a really good weekend. I had a crash in the first race (on Saturday) and it was unlucky,” Ikhwan said. “Then this race, the car was not really on the pace. I couldn't get a feel of the car yesterday so today I just kept defending my line and kept my time consistent. The race is still on for the next round,” concluded Ikhwan.