|Ikhwan heads to India on a high|
After proving his might at the last two weekends in the JK Racing Asia Series, winning six races back to back, Afiq Ikhwan is looking to claim the Championship lead in India.
The Malaysian driver was unstoppable pushing aside pressure and maintaining a level head throughout the weekend in Singapore in front of the Formula 1 community. Ikhwan went on to claim two wins for Meritus.GP and closed the gap to current Championship leader, Lucas Auer to just nine points.
Auer started the season strongly, charting the first series of back to back wins in Sepang. The Eurointernational driver claimed five wins beginning at the second race held during the 2011 Formula One Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix and continued his form by claiming four wins when the Series visited the track again for the Asian Festival Of Speed.
After a one month break, the drivers and teams headed to the Indonesian Rounds where Ikhwan showed his prowess on the small, dusty and technical Sentul International Circuit claiming four wins, leaving the Austrian to play bridesmaid in all four races.
Ikhwan then continued on his winning streak claiming two more first placed finish in front of the Formula 1 crowd in Singapore at the Marina Bay Circuit. He said after races in Singapore that he is looking forward to the challenge of competing on a new circuit and to be as mentally and physically prepared for India.
The JK Racing Asia Series will continue with Rounds 13 & 14 at the newly built Buddh International Circuit. Qualifying is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 29th October at 9.15am while Round 13 will be held on the same day at 3.30pm local time. Round 14 is scheduled for Sunday, 30th October at noon.
JK Tyre & Industries, the leading tyre manufacturer in India, is the title partner for the JK Racing Asia Series. The Series is also supported by AirAsia, Asia’s leading low-cost carrier.
The JK Racing Asia Series is currently the only Junior Formula that provides a unique opportunity where the drivers are given a platform to compete in front of the Formula One fraternity. On three occasions the JK Racing Asia Series will support Formula One Grand Prix, in Malaysia, Singapore and the newly built circuit in India.
The JK Racing Asia Series is organised by Motorsport Asia Ltd.