GT4 at Fuji - Dream start for Pun

GT4 at Fuji - Dream start for Pun

06.07.2019: Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia Fuji Speedway Saturday, July 6th 2019 Craft-Bamboo returned to winning ways at Fuji where debutant David Pun and former champion Jean-Marc Merlin beat BMW Team Studieís Sunako Jukuchou and Takayu

Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia
Fuji Speedway
Saturday, July 6th  2019
 



Craft-Bamboo returned to winning ways at Fuji where debutant David Pun and former champion Jean-Marc Merlin beat BMW Team Studie’s Sunako Jukuchou and Takayuki Kinoshita in a straight shootout.



Kinoshita converted pole into an early lead but was unable to build the 10s gap over Merlin that would have negated the difference between each crew’s Pitstop Success Penalties.



Instead, the Mercedes-AMG emerged ahead of the M4. And although Jukuchou did close in on Pun, Craft-Bamboo’s lead was never under serious threat.



Behind, Ringo Chong picked up four places in the early stages to hand iRace.Win’s Mercedes-AMG over to Setiawan Santoso in third. The crew weren’t close enough to take advantage of Craft-Bamboo and Team Studie’s respective five and 15s Success Penalties but did enjoy a relatively trouble-free run to the final podium spot.



Keo Chang and Joe Chi made it an iRace.Win three-four ahead of Birth Racing Project’s Kouichi Okumura and Daisuke Yamawaki.
This weekend’s second hour-long race starts at 13:05 JST (GMT +9) on Sunday.





LIVE STREAMING



Unrestricted live coverage of races one and two plus qualifying is available on www.gt-world-challenge-asia.com this weekend, while the same coverage will be streamed live on the championship’s Facebook page and SRO’s GT World Youtube channel.


Elsewhere, Chinese fans can watch both races with Mandarin commentary live on native streaming platforms such as YouKu, Huya and Douyu.
 


          
- Paul Yao, Benjamin Franassovici, photo SRO   

     

 

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