Akio Sobue put in a dominant performance in what was mostly a precessional race in the Sweep Modified class at TRC this afternoon. Never really challenged, the Japanese driver was able to pull clear of the chasing pack early on and build up a substantial lead by the end. Behind, Nicholas Lee had what can be described a lonely race in 2nd. While Jin Sawada and a very fast starting Jan Ratheisky, starting in 8th, had a good battle for 4th. That battle would become for 3rd as just ahead Andy Moore had a big moment coming onto the main straight and stuffed it into the wall on the main straight but somehow only lost 2 positions and was able to bring it home in 5th. Jin could stay in front of the German to take the final step on the podium with Jan finishing in 4th.
Sobue said after, that he pushed hard in the first 2 minutes to build a gap and when he was sure his position was secure he started drive easier. He said that before the race he thought that after 5 minutes the car would become loose but it didn’t and actually maintained its balance throughout the entire race. Mentioning that it was important not to touch the kerbs as it was easy to flip over he drove conservatively and brought it home to take his 4th win and second clean sweep of the season.
Yokomo driver Lee said ‘I wanted to be closer to Akio’ however a setup change made prior to the final hadn’t worked out and so he was not as fast as expected. His first entry for the 2018/19 season, having missed the first two rounds due to personal reasons, he was content with his solid start to the championship, leaving Hong Kong with a 3rd from yesterday to go with today’s 2nd place.
Jin Sawada在決賽中的表現非常穩定，他一邊對前方的隊友Andy Moore施加壓力，同時又要抵御來自Jan Ratheisky的進攻，最終獲得第三名。Jin在賽後依然對自己的車不滿意，並又跑了一排電進行測試；一如既往，他終於找到了一整個週末都在思考的解決方案。
Jin Sawada put in a solid performance as he pressured his team mate Andy Moore ahead of him while resisting pressure by Jan Ratheisky from behind to take home 3rd. Jan was still not happy with his car following the race and so decided to run an extra pack and, as is common, finally found a solution to the problem he was having all weekend.
In the Scorpion Stock class, it was the opposite of the modified final, with pole man Jan Ratheisky and 2nd placed starter Yan Cheung putting on an exhibition for almost the entire race, with the pair separated by fractions of a second throughout. Featuring multiple passes, as well as a one time major get together which involved the 3rd place starter Derek Yuen, in the end Jan was able to just pull clear and take the win, the German however still visibly down on power. Mugen driver Cheung took 2nd, while Angus Leung complete the Round 4 series podium.