MSS Round 3: Livelier despite gloomy Sunday

Published on July 19th, 2010

Traffic Crew was present at Sepang International Circuit during the Malaysia Super Series Round 3, which was held over the weekend. We bought our drinks, well, coffee mostly, and head over to Malaysia’s own Formula 1 International circuit. One day, maybe one day, I’ll get to whack my car on the track, but not before I’ve secured four huge rims, sixteen Federal 595 RS-R tyres, and a few thousand Ringgit Malaysia for other miscellaneous things I might need for the track play.

Anyways, before I am whacked continuously using a very tough looking keyboard by my editor, we came early on the weekend to catch the practice and qualifying session on Saturday and early races like the Classic Cars, Asia Touring Car Series (ATCS) and GT3 Asia on Sunday.

My photographer, the good looking Syafril Ismail (yuck!), was obliging enough to let me rouse him early in the morning only to help me with the pictures you’re looking at in this article.

Ho Wai Kun won himself pole position for ATCS during the qualifying session on Sunday. Ho Wai Kun, winner and participants of various touring car races, is a newcomer for ATCS. Ho continued to impress when he dominated Round 5 of ATCS (Race 1, Sunday) and conquered third position for Round 6 (Race 2, Sunday).

For GT3 Asia, Mok Weng Sun conquered the qualifying session, but not without a fight from Dilantha Malagamuwa. I guess the most interesting story during the weekend was that Dilantha was driving a newly acquired Lamborghini LP-560 GT3.

“The car is basically in out-of-the-box condition. I didn’t have the time to adjust any settings because I’ve only received the car on Saturday morning. I couldn’t do it before practice, and there were simply no time for tinkering around before qualifying. It worked well on both sessions, so I took it racing on Sunday,” said Dilantha.

It did not turn up well for Dilantha, who was knocked by another driver while going through the first corner on the first lap during Round 5 (Race 1, Sunday) and was forced to start the race from last position. Round 6 didn’t work so well for him as well, as he spun twice in the race due to heavy rain. Mok Weng Sun took victory for both Rounds.

There were a lot more participants for the races, and you could actually see the paddock being livelier than usual even though it rained heavily on Sunday. If only there were spectators watching, they’d appreciate the many cars and many classes MSS is now offering.

Well, I’m done torturing my photographer during the weekend. Now it’s my editor’s turn. Botak!! Where’s my coffee?

text: Al-mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad  pix: Syafril Ismail


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