AFOS, Agustus 2009
Fitra Eri took the win in the season opener of the Asian Touring Car-Max series held during the Asian Festival of Speed at the Sentul International Circuit today. The Indonesian touring car driyer droye well and stayed ahead throughout the race for the Toyota Top1 Garda Oto Racing Team and beat out reigning ATC-Max champion Syafiq Ali to the finish line.
Ali had a great battle with Roy Haryanto from Division two changing positions several times throughout the race before managing to reclaim second at the last turn of the last lap.
Fitra Eri, Car #18
I was expecting a closer battle as the times are pretty close during the qualifying session but then l saw behind me Syafiq took Roy I was glad to see that. This is our first International race and I am happy with the win. I would like to thank my team and my sponsors for getting us here and giving us a chance to race this weekend.
Syafiq Ali, Car #1
Basically l did not manage to make a good start and Roy passed me at the first corner and his car is faster than mine on the straight but I did manage to catch up with him at the last corner. There was a lot of giye and take, we passed each other a few times before l managed to take him at the final corner.
Roy Haryanto, Car #4
It was a good race, interesting for the spectators to watch. Both of us are in different diyisions and we use different specification cars. l gained on the straight and he gained on the corners. But in the end, l made a mistake at the final turn and he took me for second.