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Afiq clinches double victory

Afiq Ikhwan had no challenger on Sunday. Even though the Malaysian Meritus GP Team driver took the silk route to the top spot in the concluding two races (Race 9 & 10) of the JK Asia Series here, there were many who were left licking their wounds in the Asian Festival of Speed.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2011 23:02 IST
Ajai Masand

Afiq Ikhwan had no challenger on Sunday. Even though the Malaysian Meritus GP Team driver took the silk route to the top spot in the concluding two races (Race 9 & 10) of the JK Asia Series here, there were many who were left licking their wounds in the Asian Festival of Speed.

The 19-year-old Malaysian carried on from where he had left on Saturday, clinching two more top spots to make a clean sweep of the Jakarta Leg with a performance which gave his rivals only despair. With another 42 points earned, he totalled a whopping 84 points.

Race 10 turned out to be a thriller, with the leader till now, Lucas Auer of Austria, skidding on the first bend of the sixth lap to fall two places — from second behind Afiq to fourth. But he made his ground after passing Akash Nandy and then regained the second spot after Malaysia’s Nabil Jeffri of Petronas Mofaz Racing committed a blunder.
(The writer’s trip has been sponsored by JK Tyre)