WOODONE ADVAN Clarion Z scores First Win of The Season

Joao Paulo and Seiji Ara of WOODONE ADVAN Clarion Z secures the winning title at Super GT International Championship 2007, Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.
Photo by (KF Chow)

24th June, Sepang  - Super GT International Series in Malaysia race, Round 4 of the 2007 AUTOBACS SUPER GT, took place at the Sepang International Circuit with total lap = 5.542 km. Crowds and spectators watch the race are 34,150 spectators

Coming up from 14th place on the starting grid to grab the win in the GT500 class was the pair of Joao Paulo Lima De Oliveira and Seiji Ara driving the WOODONE ADVAN Clarion Z. The race started in typical Malaysian tropical heat with an air temperature of 34C. As the top qualifying machines suffered mechanical trouble and tire problems, De Olivera drove magnificently to take the lead. After switching wheel with his teammate, Seiji Ara continue run safely while in the lead and takes Kondo Racing team's first Super GT victory in its second year of competition.

"I have won once at the Le Mans 24 Hours, but this victory today with Nissan, Yokohama Tires and Kondo Racing all working together has made me equally excited and happy. It is not easy to win in this fierce heat. The fact that we were able to score the second consecutive victory for a Z machine this season under such conditions is proof of just how strong the Z is. The tires were great too. I can't believe that we really won." said Seiji Ara.

In the GT300 class the class pole starters Kazuya Oshima and Hiroaki Ishiura of apr MR-S won their second round of the season. Kazuya Oshima said "Because we chose to use softer tires, we had a tough time in the middle stages. So we decided to make an early pit stop. The pit work went very well and we were able to get the lead again. That made Ishiura-san have to run more than usual, but he ran very well. The tires turned out to be very helpful today.""

For more details, contact the Press Officer Azhar Ghazali at +6019 3837865 or visit www.malaysiangp.com.my for the latest result of race championship.


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