Tan aims to finish Championship runner-up!
Dorr McElrea Racing driver, Yuey Tan heads into the final round of the 2013 season, a single point off second place in the category B championship.
After Swiss driver, Egidio Perfetti clinched the title at the Singapore GP last month, the rest of the field are still battling for the remaining positions, with Tan just one point adrift of second place rival, Li Chao.
2013 started as a positive year for Tan, firmly second in the championship till round 5 where he retired on the final corner of the Zhuhai GP, making contact with Li Chao several corners from the end of the race. This retirement closed the gap between the two drivers, in round 6 down to a single point. Round 6 saw the two drivers make contact once again, Li Chao coming out better of the two as he drove to his second successive podium finish of the season. Since then, Tan has been trailing Li Chao in the championship points table, though has managed to close the gap to Li to a single point.
“It’s been a fantastic season with Egidio, Li Chao and Francis. Luck hasn’t gone Francis’ way and its made it a two way battle for second and third place. Let’s hope for a strong finish to my best season yet. Li Chao is a good friend off the circuit and Im sure we will have a good race.”
Over the last three races, the form book has been with the Singaporean, outperforming the Chinese driver and closing a 7- point gap down to a single point. “There’s been a lot of hard work and some fantastic moments on the racing circuit this season. We’ve had some good moments in the season with Zhuhai and Ordos going his way, and Korea and Singapore favouring me. So it’s anyones game! Let’s hope Shanghai goes my way next weekend and we clinch 2nd place at the end of Sunday.”
Follow Yuey Tan has he drives in the final round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season, from Oct 25 to 27 at the Shanghai International Circuit.