Leong secured pole position for the main race with a flawless drive in the eight-lap qualifier, despite having an early lead erased by a pair of lengthy safety car periods.That left him facing a single-lap dash to the flag, some keen defence against fellow Macanese driver Chang at Lisboa setting up a well-earned win. Pole-sitter Leong made a perfect start to the race, charging into a clear lead on the first run to Lisboa as Chang and Li Si Cheng scrapped over second spot. Leong continued to build on that early advantage on the first lap, his gap over Chang more than 1.5s as the field crossed the line to start the second tour. That hard work was then promptly undone by the first of the two safety cars that would soak up much of the race.The initial caution was courtesy of a pile-up sparked by Zeng You Cheng and James Wong Wia Fu, which briefly left the track completely blocked.While that blockage was quickly cleared as drivers managed to get going again, another stopped car at the Melco hairpin had most of the field at a standstill for a short period before the safety car could pick up the lead… Read full this story
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