FBMW : Three-in-a-row for Abay
2006-09-18 516

It was a day of celebration for Korea's Team E-Rain at Goldenport as it celebrated the third successive win for exciting Australian youngster, Sam Abay in the latest round of the Asian Formula BMW series.

BMW Junior and fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo notched up a well-earned second place, his best result so far, while another Junior, James Grunwell, took the final podium spot, but not without a heart-stopping spin in the final moments of the 20-lap race.

Abay now holds a 26 point lead over Rookie Earl Bamber at
the top of the championship standings, followed by the three BMW Juniors, Grunwell, Ricciardo and Dominic Storey. Aaron Lim moves up two places to sixth, after a good performance this weekend which has seen the re-emergence of his undoubted talent.

Bamber has had his margin cut to just eleven points over Ricciardo in the Rookie Cup Standings after what was a miserable weekend for both Kiwi drivers. Ricciardo overtakes Grunwell into second place.