Asia Classic Car Challenge 2015 (ACCC) wraps up this weekend with its fourth and final round of the year at Sepang International Circuit and with B-Quik Racing looking to turn their clean sweep of overall wins so far this season into a full year lockout.
However, just like was the case during the last round, there will be three races on the weekend’s programme so there are still three more checkered flags to be reached first if we want to make it ten wins out of ten races.
It’s been a terrific year for Henk J. Kiks in the #26 Porsche 944 and Daniel Bilski in the #59 Porsche 911 IROC RSR as they have dominated the season utterly, locking out the front row in each of the seven races held so far and winning them all comfortably.
The inter-team battles though have kept the crowds on their feet as these two very evenly matched drivers have slugged it out for P1 in race after race. It’s been case of ‘Bumblebee’ versus ‘Pink Panther’ as the two B-Quik racecars have been nose to tail from green lights to checkered flag.
Now the team must do it all again this weekend and everyone is up for the battle. But it isn’t easy to be on top and have the cars prepared and ready for three races squeezed in over two days while there are plenty of other fast driver-car combinations on the bumper entry list.
Henk and Daniel both lead their respective classes but after a double DNF in the last round the Dutchman has to keep one eye over his shoulder on the chasing Lola T590 of Erwin Boom, which has the gap down to 9 points, and he needs to ensure that he collects points in all the races. The Australian arrives with some extra momentum as he’s just wrapped up the Audi R8 Cup title.
B-Quik Racing will also be back up to running three cars this weekend as Frank Teeuwen return to the action having missed the previous round due to other commitments. He scored useful points during the opening races of the season, took a trip to the podium, and is getting more and more up to speed at Sepang so should make further progress.
Frank will drive the team’s #90 BMW E30 in the hotly competitive Class C but will as usual face off against some much superior racecars in the category and will need to work very hard to make up places. However the Dutchman is more than up to the task of fighting hard on track so watch out for his progress.
For Henk, Daniel and Frank the track action kicks off tomorrow morning (Saturday 7 November) with 30 minutes of Free Practice (1245-1315) before the official Qualifying session takes place from 1530-1600. The shadows will be lengthening when Race 1 gets underway at 1755; it’s scheduled for 30 minutes/10 laps. The following day (Sunday 8 Nov) will see Race 2 and Race 3 starting at 0905 and 1135 respectively. Both races are again scheduled for 10 laps. The three races also form rounds 8, 9 and 10 of the full 2015 ACCC season.
As usual ACCC will be part of the Malaysian Championship Series (MSC) programme, which includes the Malaysia Touring Car Championship, Caterham Championship, Classic Mini Challenge Asia and Asia Cup Series. This weekend though will also feature the second round of 2015 Asia Le Mans Series, which will bring many top international teams and drivers into the paddock.
Source. FastTrack Media