Calvin Wong aiming for more

Published on November 8th, 2010

We managed to get hold of Calvin Wong of Petronas Mofaz Racing team for the Formula BMW and had him commented on Round 14 of the race, which was held in Japan last weekend.

“I started on fifth and had to work my way up before coming face to face with Bradley and it was some time before I managed to overtake him. It took a few more laps after that to catch up with Tunjo as he pulled away from the very start of the race.

“I tried many things but only managed to be closer to Tunjo and he was good in blocking me from coming through. We had an intense fight, but towards the accident area, both of us were locked at the hairpin and if he did open up we both would’ve gotten through. My rear tires were locked as well because of the damp tarmac, but in the end I managed to go through.”

“The safety car came out after that and gave the rest to catch up, and Bradley was right behind me. I had in my head that I was going to win this round, and I did my best to create some gap between him and me. Towards the last sector, I saw that he was right behind me but was not close enough for an overtaking move.”

“We crossed the finish line a little over a second apart from each other. It was great.”

“About my team, since this is their first year, they’ll need the experience to really battle it out with the others. I’ll share whatever I’ve learnt and we can learn together a lot more. They’ll definitely get what I get.”

“Round 15 is coming up, and I’m planning to win that one as well. I’m hoping lady luck will be in our favour, and winning the last round of the race will definitely be a good experience for us,” said Calvin.

The eighteen-year old said he has no plans for next year and will be on the lookout. Formula BMW will definitely get hotter next year, with more aggressive and experience driver battling it all out in their single-seater open wheel race machines. Last round of Formula BMW Pacific will commence in Macau on November 18-21 during the 57th Macau Grand Prix.

words: Al-mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad  pix: Syafril Ismail


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