The Cleanfuel-Motul Racing Team dominated the first round of 2019 Formula V1 Challenge in Batangas Racing Circuit.
Out of the 16 cars that raced that day, Japanese driver Ryo Yamada bagged two strong victories in the PRO Class division of the Formula V1 Series, one of the premier motorsports events in the country.
Prior to the two wins, Yamada placed second in time trial qualifying session, trailing less than a second away from Rivera, who had a best lap of 1:50.178. The two were joined in the podium by Ramirez in 3rd with 1:51.252 best lap time.
Yamada proved his worth early in the first race by taking the top podium. Placing second and third were Estefano Rivera and Stefan Ramirez.
Despite the reverse grid position for the first four, Race 2 results remained the same as Yamada pulled off another first place win, while Ramirez snatched the second place from Rivera. However, the third and final race held on the final day went on differently.
Yamada started from 4th place again. After start, Cleanfuel Amateur class driver Dominic Roque overshot and flipped his car, following a red flag.
With Cleanfuel-Motul Racing Team out of Race 3, Rivera finished the race in top spot, followed by Raymond Ronquillo of Frontrow Racing and Finland national Jussi Hoikka of Growl Thule Racing team for second and third spot respectively. Meanwhile, Yamada ended the race with 4th place finish.
Cleanfuel-Motul Racing Team Manager Marco Atienza is happy with the result, saying that they are hoping that the team would continue to enjoy similar victories as the series progresses.
“We hope that this victory is the boost Cleanfuel-Motul Racing Team needs to bag similar wins as we go through the series,” adds Atienza.
Cleanfuel-Motul Racing Team is preparing for the next round of race on July 20 and 21 at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.