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AFR R10&11: PS Racing’s Guillaume Cunnington wins 2014 AFR Masters; Ebenal takes another victory
By: PS Racing
With the 2014 Asia Formula Renault Championship drawing closer to its conclusion, PS Racing continued to excel this weekend in Rounds 10&11 at Shanghai International F1 Circuit, held in conjunction with the famous FIA WEC [World Endurance Championship]
Round 10 took place Saturday afternoon under cloudy and cool conditions, with a mixture of glory and frustration for PS Racing. On the start, Maxx Ebenal and Markus Engel both were taken into the pit with technical issues, along with three other drivers, two of whom were later able to start from pit lane. However, storming from second to last on the start, into the lead by turn two, was Guillaume Cunnington. The French PSR driver led the first few laps until he was hit by another car, falling far behind in the field yet storming back up to 5th overall and taking another strong win in the Masters with a 28-second gap to the P2 Masters car. The win gave Cunnington the 2014 Masters Class Championship in points with three rounds remaining. Joining him on the podium was Sebastien Mailleux for his second Master’s podium in two races, while Neric Wei took a fantastic 3rd overall and 2nd in the Asian Category.
Round 11 was held early Sunday morning due to the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai Endurance race, under challenging rain conditions. However, the slick track brought glory to Ebenal, Engel and Mailleux, with Ebenal taking the International Class win and Engel and Mailleux 2nd & 3rd on the Masters Class podium.
Maxx Ebenal of Canada had a strong qualifying session Friday in which he spent most of the 30-minute qualifying on pole position before getting nudged to 3rd overall just before the end of the session. However, Ebenal showed his mettle behind the wheel once again today after yesterday’s bad luck, holding 2nd to UK Formula Renault Champion Alice Powell until the very last lap, when she spun and Ebenal took the win.
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Ebenal and Cunnington flew to Spain today immediately following the races to test the incredible 530hp Formula Renault 3.5 car, while the 2014 Asia Formula Renault Championship will conclude December 12&13 at Zhuhai International Circuit. Stay tuned for team updates on http://www.psracing.com or http://www.facebook.com/