Text and photos by Cheryl Tay
Fingers were crossed more tightly than ever for good weather at Bottle Tree Park on Sunday so the RaceWorks Elite Racing Series (RERS) and the RaceWorks On-road Championship Series (ROCS) could run a full race schedule.
Unfortunately, nature was not in a good mood and intermittent rainfall was experienced all day. Having rained in the morning, the track was just drying up for race start when rain started to fall. The rain came and went for the next few hours, finally easing up briefly after lunch so the various race categories could run the first qualifying session.
Just as the qualifying sessions were all done, the threatening dark clouds unleashed the pent-up rain and the organisers had to cancel the rest of the races for the day. Hence, the qualifying results were taken as the final results for Round 4.
Clocking the fastest time of 16.634 seconds in Lap 10 (of the 18 laps he ran), Nicholas Lee of Team Tamiya SG rose to the top of the tables for the day in the RERS. Running a close second was PY Tang of Team Xray Singapore with a best time of 16.667 seconds.
PY needed to do well this round to make up for the DNS in the previous round. Completing the podium for RERS Round 4 was Alvin Koh of Team Tamiya SG with his time of 17.052 seconds.
“I’m feeling quite disappointed actually – although I’ve won this round, it doesn’t feel like a proper win because we didn’t get to run the full race schedule. It would feel more satisfying if we got to drive all the qualifying sessions and the finals. Well, no one can control the weather; we can only hope that the weather improves for future rounds,” said Nicholas.
With these results, Alvin Koh continues to stay at the top of the driver standings, with his Team Tamiya SG leading the team standings.
The fifth round will be held on 7 July.