April 29, 2008
Published on tags: Superleague
Full Malaysian Grand Prix results HERE.

The Master is back. This is what all the GPVWC paddock must have thought as Scott Whiteman brought his Mercedes-powered Nordsjoen to a dominating victory in Sepang. The Australian driver, who won multiple races for his team (previously known as EIRE) in 2004 and 2005, led an amazing 51 of 55 laps in the scorching heat of Malaysia to claim victory over Woods's Mark Wicks, who finished some 8 seconds behind him. Nevertheless, it was a fantastic result for the Cornish driver, who had to suffer the serious gap in engine power on Sepang's long straights.

Third was the ever-consistant Laurentiu Albu on Belami, who collected his second podium in a row, while Mal McKee and William Ponissi were the final pointscorers for this race.

The weekend's action saw also a driver damage his car in an off-track shunt: Martijn Vosselman went off the track on turn 6, forcing his retirement and destroying his Woods Racing's left bargeboard, which almost injured a spectator by flying into the stands. Luckily, though, no one was hurt and someone was able to drive home with a pricey souvenir from the race.

The results here in Sepang mean Mark Wicks increases his lead in the Drivers' Championship to 4 points over Romanian ace Laurentiu Albu, while further down the ranking Mal McKee and Scott Whiteman, surely ruing his Australian pit problem, are 7 and 8 points adrift.

After these two back-to-back races, the GPVWC circus takes a week off before the engines are started again in Sakhir, Bahrain, for round 3 of the GPVWC 2008 World Championship.