It was rain again for BYUE Racing for the weekend event at Shajing Xtreme Raceway. China Karting Championship (CKC) is a national class kart race where various club members from around China compete for the series, including drivers from Shanghai and Guangzhou.
The two day event consisted of Saturday practice sessions for the whole day with Sunday containing warm-ups, time-trials, pre-finals, and finals. Classes were NCC-A, NCJ-A, NCS-B, and NCS-A, where BYUE Racing's Brian Yue debuted his first national series in NCS-B class. Along with BYUE Raciing in NCS-B were Zens Racing Kosmic Driver Kinglouie Wong with two other Formula K drivers Joe Au and Luk Chun Yeung. Racing on the NCS-A were Zen's racing own Gary Yip and Lin Chung Cheng(陸俊楊).
Wet tires were used all day similar to the anniverysary race the week before at the same venue. Not a very good time during the time trial for Brian, which led to a disappointed 22nd position for the pre-final starting grid. Pre-final race was an exciting one as various drivers spun near the beginning of race, Brian finished the pre-final safely with a few passes and brought a 16th start position for the final race.
Final race was also a dramatic one due to the weather as rain continued to pour. Although the pace had not improved significantly, Brian was able to re-pass a few that passed him on race start as he find better grip and control of the kart. Along with a couple of spins from other karters, Brian was able to finished the race safely as 16th.
A fantasic 3rd finish for Zen's Racing Gary Yip, who also got pole for his time-trial. "Gear setting was not optimal for the acceleration out of the turn", as explained by the podium finisher, stating that better gear settings could have brought better results.
It is definitely an improvement for BYUE Racing for the race, and it is heading to better improvements for races to come.
Again, I can never thank enough for Zen's Racing support for the race weekend. Appreciate the hard work under the harsh weather of the weekend.
Results of Drivers from our team
NCS-A Class -> Gary P3, Lin P8
NCS-B Class -> Kinglouie Wong (69) P7, Lin Chung Cheng(陸俊楊) P12, Brian Yue P16, Joe Au P21