Maximilian (right) is all smiles. Despite his weight handicap he clinched the 2010 title ahead of Vice-Champion James (left). The two are such good friends that they have the same hairdresser. Below, the proud fathers.
See what happens when you don't proof read your work carefully! This is why our Angkor book will be printed in February, when we are certain (we hope) there are no mistakes left.
Joking aside Maximilian is a fine Champion. We knew he was fast (very fast) but Macau gave him an opportunity to prove he is at the top of his class. The opposition provided by the two Lorandi brothers from Italy demonstrated that. Normally Asian drivers are a bit slower than their European rivals but Maximilian was able to stay with them during the entire meeting, winning 2 of the 5 races. A superb 2010 Champion indeed.
The show delivered by the three drivers was a highlight of the meeting. Check the gap between driver ranked first and second: heat 1 0.218 second, Heat2 0.190, heat 3 0.527, pre final 0.368. It is only in the final that Alessio secured a gap of 5 seconds over Leonardo and Maximilian. Leonardo was penalized for a starting rule infringement and Maximilian finished second after winning the pre final. Have you noticed that in the Junior and Senior classes the driver who won the pre final also finished second in the final?
For the pictures of the Vice-Champion and of the three runner ups in the championship we turn to the Bangkok meeting (the light was just awful in Macau)
James, 2nd in the championship, on 3 wheels
Daim Bin Ishammudin, 3rd in the championship, on 2 wheels!
Andi Tangguh Farid, 4th in the championship, on 4 wheels.
Presley Martono, 5th in the championship, also on 3 wheels (5 would have been difficult).
By the way the final standings of the 2010 season are on AKOC's new website (asiankarting.com) and all the results of the meeting are (still) on mylaps.com (Macau/Events).