Singapore's Fong Wei Jie Asia Pacific KF Karting Champion
It is a first for Singapore to have a CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Champion, an achievement from Julien Fong Wei Jie, whose remarkable results at Suzuka (JAP) put him out of reach of his opponents after the cancellation of the second round.
The Macao event didn't take place as planned due to an insufficient number of participants. The final classification of the 2013 Asia-Pacific KF Championship was therefore declared on the basis of two races from the initial meeting at the Suzuka circuit, under the aegis of the JAF (Japanese Automobile Federation), who were delighted to welcome a CIK-FIA race 50 years after its creation and membership of the FIA as an ASN.
The Japanese driver Arata Saeki (FA Kart-Vortex-B'stone) took pole position 58 thousandths of a second ahead of Julien Fong Wei Jie (Tony Kart-TM-B'stone). The Singaporean then pretty much dominated in the qualifying heats, before seeing his supremacy undermined by the Japanese Takashi Kasai (Tony Kart-Vortex-B'stone) in a great duel in race 1. Fong Wei Jie made amends with a perfect start and a win in race 2, while Kasai gradually lost ground after a clash. No doubt Julien Fong Wei Jie was the strongest. He took the crown ahead of Kasai and Saeki,