After some dramatic development of races through the 4 rounds, Sunny Wong of Team Repsol China Dragon Racing team, who was running 5th place in the championship, had it all to do to chase for the 2012 title.
All through practice Sunny was struggling to find the right pace with the initial setting, after making some key changes with suspension setup, he got the pole lap with 0.3 seconds clear of P2.
HTCC Rd 6: The Rocket Start – Sunny Wong, Sepang International Circuit
With the race grid lined up with Super Production S2000, then N2000, it was a real mix of slower S2000 into the leading N2000 cars, dicing through some of the S2000 Sunny had a faultless race coming home 1st with team mate Alex Hui coming close behind.
Round 6 saw the grid switching through the positions, with Sunny linned up 6th. Sunny had a rocket start taking down 4 cars on the main straight, then out braking the final car just before turn 1. Another faultless race saw him dicing with S2000 cars out running the pack with superb pace. Completing the weekend with a double win.
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