The intermittent weather during the weekend failed to whet the eagerness of the drivers of Cleanfuel-Motul Racing Team.
This after Japanese ace driver Ryo Yamada and Dominic Roque bagged their respective trophies at the second round of 2019 Formula V1 Challenge. Pro Class driver Ryo Yamada—a constant podium finisher—took second in the division, split second distance from Stefan Ramirez.
During Race 4, Yamada came out the champion in his class with a commanding eight second difference over Estefano Rivera on second. The next day, Yamada won second place with a best time of 2:11.121, trailing by a fraction of a second behind Rivera for Race 5.
In the dramatic Race 6, Yamada claimed second with his best lap time of 2:11.674, getting in wheel-to-wheel action with Estafano Rivera with Stefan Ramirez not far behind.
Meanwhile, after failing to finish the qualifying time trial, Roque, who celebrated his birthday at the tracks, earned his first podium finish for the series.
After 12 laps, amateur Class racer Dominic Roque finished strong and won third place with total time of 27:33.307, after placing 13th in the grid.
He was behind 16-year old Alex Brown and Red Diwa, for first and second place, respectively.
“When it (tracks) dried up, I took advantage, but when I tried to overtake Red (Diwa), I spun out of control,” Roque said.
During the drama-filled Race 6, Roque improved his previous post, taking the second place spot with total time of 29:03.881, passing Shane Henderson and trailing Brown.
For his part, Cleanfuel-Motul team manager Marco Atienza said that they are happy with the results. “But our resilience towards gaining more wins will continue—rain or shine. These outputs by our drivers conveys the quality we put in to our products,” Atienza said.
The third round for Formula V1 is on October 19 to 20 to be held at Clark International Speedway while the last leg—which is the four hour endurance run—will be on November 16.