Archive for May, 2010

Singapore Nationals 2010 - Race 2

DATE: May 15, 2010

It is once again race day in Singapore!

Scarcely a month after the inaugural Nescafe Singapore Karting Championship (SKC) event, local drivers, mechanics and their teams are back at the Kartright Speedway track to compete in the 2nd leg of the 5 leg championship.

The event has already begun to draw interest from other parts of the Asian region. However for 2010, the Singapore Motor Sports Association (SMSA) has decided to classify the SKC as a national championship and to limit participation to Singapore residents (both Singaporeans and foreigners) who will have the chance to hone their skills before the entry of competition-hardened foreign drivers and teams.

As in the April event, the class with the largest participation was the Senior Masters for which 2 separate groupings had to made. The total number in this class was 21 drivers followed by the combined Senior Open / Senior Veteran of 13 drivers and 5 drivers in each of the Junior and Cadet classes.

The Cadet class was won by Maximilian Fewtrell who demonstrated commanding wins in both Heats as well as the Prefinal and Final. 2nd place was strongly contested by Jon Lee and Glen Chiam, both driving for Drakar Racing. At the end of the day, Jon Lee and Glen Chiam took 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

The Junior class was won by Anderson Martono, who initially suffered a DNF in Heat 1 but went on to win the rest of the races to take 1st place. Amin Noorzilan and Yeo Hong Yang took 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

An interesting mix of two classes were combined to a single race category. Nevertheless, drivers from each class were still graded according to the performance of their peers within the same class. As the race weekend wore on, the race data showed an interesting pattern emerging for which the longer the distance of a specific race, the greater the number of the younger Senior Open drivers took the top spots. The final results of the Senior Open class was Andrew Tang in 1st, Ivan Lim in 2nd and Mohammad Nasri Naufal (Opai) in 3rd. Incidentally, on his way to a class win, Andrew also timed one of the fastest laps for the weekend amongst all the drivers with a time of 33.487 set in the Finals when the track was well rubbered in. The final results of the Senior Veteran class was Leon Khoo in 1st, Jerry Ibara in 2nd and Kenny Yip in 3rd.

One change implemented by organisers coming into the 2nd event of the SKC series was to recognise the performance difference of the KF2 to the stock Rotax engine. It was decided that separate podium honours would be awarded to the top 3 Rotax finishers. In order of position, the podium finishers in the Senior Masters Rotax category were Kenneth Smith, Rashid Bin Ramli and Drakar’s principal, Jonathan Tay.

Proving that second time is the charm, Paul Lee improved on his previous runner-up finishing in the April event to win the highly competitive Senior Master’s class in convincing fashion. Rhommell Singh took 2nd place and Darren Ooi took 3rd place.

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Karting Singapore Rental Kart 2010 Series - Race 1

DATE: May 2, 2010

The first event on the 2010 Karting Singapore rental kart series calendar saw 30 participants  take to the track on Sunday evening.


The event was held at the Kartright track and was the first of five race events that were planned for the year.


On a month which saw significant rainfall during the evenings, it was a blessing to find an absence of rain.


Having experimented with several formats during the previous year, the event format for 2010 took the form of a quick warm-up session followed by three Heats sessions of 10 laps each which determined the race positions for the Finals for which all participants raced for honours, medals and championship points. As a prelude to the event, the grids for the Heats were determined by a qualification session cum Time Attack that was held during the preceding weeks before the event.


Coming into race day, Charles Teo took Qualifying Pole with a Time Attack lap time of 46.842 secs.

At the end of the day, the winner of the event was Yap Zhan Hao, followed by Charles Teo and Gerald Tan. Taking fourth place was Fuji Sartono and rounding off the podium places was Bong Andres with fifth place.


Medals (and additional championship points) also went out to the winners of Finals 3 and Finals 2 which were Hamizan Ali and Lee Wee Leong respectively.

Detailed results can be found at http://www.mylaps.com/results/showevent.jsp?id=517858 .

The championship points total after Event One are as follows:

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