Late race charge sees Patel take another podium in Japan

It was a successful day for HM Engineering at Matsusaka, which saw Muhammed Patel carve his way through the field and take a second podium in a row for the team.

It was a return to the top five for Matthew Tuson, as he showed solid race pace and stayed out of trouble. Despite the gap to championship leader David Kalocsai increasing to 24 points, he still has a mathematical chance of winning the title in Brazil. Joao Gabriel brought his car home in twelfth place, whilst Adam Rainey in his first race for the team showed good pace however unfortunately ran out of tyres at the end and made a mistake, putting him out of the race with just a handful of laps to go.

ACA Results
5. Matthew Tuson (HME Invictus Motorsport)
12. Joao Gabriel (HM Engineering)
DNF. Adam Rainey (HME Invictus Motorsport)

It was a return to the top step of the podium for HM Engineering in PRO as Phil Kraus took the win, extending his lead to 23 points after Luke Maguire struggled and finished in sixth place. They were the only two finishers for HM as both Ariff Roslan and Lorenz Dougherty unfortunately did not see the checkered flag.

PRO Results
1. Phil Kraus (HM Engineering)
2. Luke Maguire (HM Engineering)
DNF. Ariff Roslan (HME Invictus Motorsport)
DNF. Lorenz Dougherty (HM Engineering)

World Championship
WC saw Muhammed Patel take his second straight podium after an inspired switch to the soft tyres for his final lap, where he fought his way from eighth to third in the final stint, and was so close to taking second place. Luke Maguire finished in twelfth place for HM, whilst both of the yellow cars Phil Kraus and Tomasz Wach unfortunately didn’t finish the race.

WC Results
3. Muhammed Patel (HM Engineering Red)
12. Luke Maguire (HM Engineering Red)
R. Phil Kraus (HM Engineering Yellow)
R. Thomas Wach (HM Engineering Yellow)

The next and final race of the 2020 Formula SimRacing season takes place at Interlagos on the 9th August. Tune into the Formula SimRacing YouTube channel to watch the action.

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