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GTWC esports asia: tan and Boquida crowned champions

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It came down to the final race of GTWC Esports Asia that headed to Suzuka, with the only Asian circuit being a fitting last battleground. The racing raged on in customary fashion in Japan to see who would pick up the title crowns for Pro and Silver around the famed figure-of-eight 5.807 km-long circuit under dark skies.

The last hour of competitive racing saw a fourth and final win of the campaign and with it came the Pro title for Mercedes Team-AMG LoR’s Dillan Tan, who all race long could once again not be bettered, having started once again from pole position.

His winning margin was a comfortable 15.215 seconds after 30 laps, finishing in front of teammate Andika Maulana, securing the outfit’s fourth 1-2 finish, thereby finishing 1-2 in the Pro standings.

It was another dominant display by R8G eSports’ Aussie ace, Philippa Boquida, as she would also secure the Silver title crown with another strong race in the Porsche 911 GT3-R, having not dropped from taking third in qualifying and remaining there all the way through proceedings. At the chequered flag, the #326 Porsche was almost 30 seconds in front of the #25 Alpha Venturi Racing Aston Martin of Zachary Smith, whilst Z-Challenger’s Marco Wong rounded out his efforts by rounding out the Silver podium..

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MOTUL Racing’s Moreno Pratama would pilot the #187 AMR V8 Vantage to third in the Pro Class, having gotten past both Tarmac Works’ Fadhil Rachmat and Rocket Simsport’s Ferris Stanley, who ended up rounding out the top five.

It was a great showing for Wako’s Fliptable Racing’s Yat Lam Law to finish sixth in the #390 BMW, as there were dramas for both Mobileye x Laundry House’s Ryan Hoolihan on the first lap at the very first corner, with Happy Laps’ Jake Baldwin also later retiring.

Even with dramas for HPD JAS Pro Asia’s Sean Maddison that saw him finish 14th, his teammate Yugo Ohaski was able to hold station in seventh until the very end. It was another good showing from the Wako’s crew, as the #969 BMW of Kin Long Li, ending up ahead of Vattana Motorsport’s Thanathip Thanalapanan and the second MOTUL Aston Martin of Luis Moreno.

In Silver, SACCESS eSportsYuki Shirakawa would be the best-placed Ferrari driver in fourth, placing ahead of JMX Phantom’s Daffa Nabiel in the 29 BMW M4 GT3. Another mover up the order was the Laundry House #85 Audi R8 of Terry Rayton, who started down in 13th, making some good progress to sixth, following the unfortunate demise of Andrew O’Hara, JMX JuniorsWilliam Sunjoto and REVOLT PuiPuiRacing’s Kobe Chan.

Ryan Chan, Chris Tsang, Daniel Hunter and Macau e-Motorsports’ Oscar Lou completed the top ten in the Silver class, helping to end an exciting conclusion to the GTWC Esports Asia season.

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