Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of the Formula Pilota China Championship took place at Mongolia’s Ordos International Circuit. With an air temperature of 43 degrees and track temp of 60, drivers and teams struggled in the ambient conditions.

Dan Wells now leads the Chinese Pilota Championship

Despite losing time in practice due to an engine change, qualifying saw KCMG’s Dan Wells grab his first pole for the year with a time of 1:41:013 ahead of Italian youngster Antonio Giovinazzi in the Eurasia Motorsport entry and Sun Zheng grabbing third.

In Round 4, Wells managed a smooth getaway to record his first pole to flag victory in the Formula Pilota China Championship, clocking in a fastest lap in the process. Wells gradually extended his lead from Giovinazzi and his Eurasia Motorsport team-mate Parth Ghorpade in third. Well’s KCMG team-mate Akash Nandy ran as high as third until making contact with another competitor and eventually falling to 8th.

Round 5 saw variable weather conditions mix up the field, resulting in Chinese driver Yin HaiTao (driving for Team UKYO) taking the win from his Japanese team-mate Ren Nagabuchi. Team UKYO reading the conditions perfectly to sneak ahead of Wells who rounded out the podium.

 Round 6 was a more straightforward affair, with Dan Wells making a supreme start to make 2 out of 3 wins for the weekend ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi. This time however, it was Giovinazzi’s Eurasia Motorsport team-mate Sean Gelael who joined him on the podium. The Indonesian driver finished 1st in the Asian class for the weekend. Beating home Well’s KCMG team-mate, Akash Nandy.

The Formula Pilota field in Ordos

Dan Well’s two wins now propels him into the lead of the Formula Pilota (China) Championship. Dan’s KCMG engineer Andrew Winsall was ecstatic with the result – commenting that whilst the team (KCMG) had walked away from the weekend wanting more, he admitted that “had someone told us we’d get two out of three wins I’d say they were dreaming!”

 The Formula Pilota China Championship returns to Ordos for Round 7 in the series in a months time.


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