DRIVERS UPDATE : ATCS / F.BMW : Fariqe Hairuman / Dominic Ang, Melvin Moh
It was a weekend of one unfortunate occurrence after another for both Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 cars #1 and #28 at the third round of the Super Taikyu 2012 Series, sending the PETRONAS Syntium Team into a bevy of contingencies. Undeterred, the team remained focused and calm throughout the series of challenges on the 3.704-kilometre Sportsland Sugo road racing course and pulled through with car #1 finishing overall first. Car #28 had a promising start to the race with pole position and a commanding lead initially, but eventually finished overall 16th and third in the ST-GT3 class. Now halfway through the season, car #1 has a perfect score with its hat trick of three wins in three rounds.
“This is the happiest day of my life!” said Chen Jun San after winning his seventh race of the season and securing the 2011 Asian Touring Car Series Team Championship for Team AAI-Buddy Club.