The Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix which took place over the weekend was an exciting spectacle for all who turned up to watch the event. The race kicked off with a practice run on Friday, qualifying on Saturday and race day on Sunday.
Japan’s Naoki Yokomizo emerged as the overall winner in his GTM-class Lamborghini Super Trofeo LP620, finishing the 24 lap race in 40 minutes and 13.778 seconds. Yokomizo was delighted to win the street race and said he will be back to defend his title next year.
“It was amazing finish for me. My car did not give me any problem. The track was bumpy but I love it. The crowd response was great too,” he said.
Malaysia’s Fairuz Fauzy walked away with second place finishing 40:49.879s. In third place was Frank Yu of Hong Kong who finished 41:13.790s.
Fairuz who initially crashed during the qualifying round and badly damaged his Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 was not expected to race in the finals, but his team managed to secure a loan car from Lamborghini at the last minute. However, he was forced to start from the back on the grid from the 14 cars competing because of the car change. Despite that, he managed to fight his way to the front to win a place on the podium.
“It has been a very tough weekend for the team and I. To start from the back and finish second in an unfamiliar car is very special,” said Fairuz.
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Source: KL City Grand Prix
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