SEPANG, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- "Franky" Cheng Congfu pulled away after taking an early lead to secure victory in Round 6 of the Audi R8 LMS Cup at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
Starting from position four on the grid, Cheng jumped to the front to snatch the lead from Andre Couto in the first lap, having a 60 kg weight advantage over the experienced Macanese.
Local Malaysian hero, Alex Yoong, had a good start as well and passed Couto early and held on to second position but was not able to close the gap on Cheng.
"The introduction of the push-to-pass function as well as the weight additions has fully paid off. The races are very competitive, and the field is very close. Andre Couto has proven that it is possible to reach the podium despite a 60 kg weight addition," commented Rene Koneberg, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia.
Couto put in a good performance with consistent and steady driving. Marchy Lee, himself carrying an additional 40 kg from his second place in Round 5, was always right behind him, but Couto never allowed him the opportunity to pass and held on to third.....