#FMCS @CebuPacificAir by @PRT_Racing scores double podium at Zhuhai
Cebu Pacific Air by PRT displayed strong performance at the Formula Masters China Series’ (FMCS) second event over the weekend. Headlined by Kim Jeong Tae, Jeffrey Ye, and new recruit Thomas Swift, the team sealed double podium finishes at the Zhuhai International Circuit with Kim and Ye taking a top three finish each.
Starting from P6, Kim put on a brilliant drive in Race 4 to gain several spots in the 11-lap race. The South Korean driver would eventually cross the line in a well-earned third place and score a podium spot for the team. Jeffrey Ye was the highest placed Chinese driver in fifth. Swift sadly failed to finish after the driver from Hong Kong spun out.
The trio battled hard in Race 5 to score valuable points in the 6-lap sprint. Kim lead the Cebu Pacific Air by PRT squad in fourth, while Ye was in sixth, and Swift now making it to the chequered flag in eleventh spot.
Ye had a promising Race 6 after starting on the front row of the grid. He fervently defended his position to claim third and ended the team’s weekend with yet another podium finish. Quickly finding his pace on his FMCS debut, Swift brought home a commendable seventh place. Contact with another car dropped Kim down to tenth after being handed a 30 second penalty.
Accompanying Cebu Pacific Air by PRT on their FMCS campaign are partners Cebu Pacific Air, Teng Tools, and P1 Racewear.
Kim Jeong Tae: “I enjoyed the entire weekend and had some good battles on track. Being a handed a penalty in the last race was a bit unlucky but I’m still very happy with my podium finish. I’m looking forward to the next race in Thailand and hope to do even better.”
Jeffrey Ye: “I struggled in the first two races, but the team gave me a great car. This allowed me to finish third and I’m very pleased with my performance. I’m also now leading the Chinese Driver Trophy.”
Thomas Swift: “It was disappointing to not finish on my Formula Master debut race, but the team helped me a lot to build up my skill and confidence in a new car. I quickly adapted and am very delighted with my first weekend with the team.”
Kim Jeong Tae holds onto his third spot in the Drivers’ Classification, while Nicholas Rowe drops down to fourth after he was forced to sit out this event due to illness. As for Jeffrey Ye, his achievements puts him on the top spot of the Best Chinese Driver Trophy. Cebu Pacific Air by PRT still leads the Team Classification as it heads to the Formula Masters’ third event at the Buriram International Circuit, Thailand on July 23 – 24.