Having wrapped up the Super Trofeo Middle East championship in style earlier in the year, FFF Racing by ACM got its Super Trofeo Asia campaign off to a fantastic start with two wins and three podium positions from the two races at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
Artur Janosz and Andrea Amici teamed up in the #63 Lamborghini Super Trofeo and went on to dominate both opening rounds of the championship. Middle East champions Jack Bartholomew and James Pull continued their successful partnership with a fourth and second position to make it a near perfect start for the Chinese-based team.
Janosz claimed the pole position for the first round of the championship in the #63 Lamborghini Super Trofeo, with Pull lining up alongside him to make it an all FFF Racing front row of the grid.
The start saw Janosz make a clean break, but behind, Pull found himself pushed wide at the first turn and dropped to fifth position. Out front Janosz, the former GP3 racer, pulled a gap over the second-placed #2 car, which soon hit trouble with suspension issues, while Pull set about trying to regain lost ground.
Janosz went on to dominate the first segment of the race, pitting mid-distance to hand over to Andrea Amici. Jack Bartholomew meanwhile took over from Pull and closed down on the #38 entry with 15 minutes remaining and soon after made a great pass for position down the inside into turn one.
Not done yet, Bartholomew closed down the gap ahead to the #68 but as Amici took the chequered flag following a dominant display and 30 seconds clear of the field, Bartholomew had to be content with fourth position on this occasion.
The second race saw Bartholomew line up second in the #19, with Amici directly behind in the #63. It was the latter that made the best jump from the rolling-start as he vaulted into the lead on the long run to the first turn with Bartholomew slotting in behind.
Amici was able to break away at the head of the field, while Bartholomew defended his second position from the #33 behind. It was a strong stint from both drivers with Amici pitting first to hand over to Janosz, while Bartholomew pitted shortly after to hand to Pull.
Running one-two at the head of the field, the FFF Racing by ACM duo were never put under any real pressure and Janosz was even able to time his run across the line at the end of the race to ensure he did not need to complete an additional lap. With back to back wins for the #63 car, Bartholomew took the chequered flag a fine second to make it a prefect start for the team.
“We can take a great deal out of this weekend, here in Super Trofeo but also in the GT3 series,” said team owner Sean Fu Songyang. “The team are working really well together and we have a fantastic driver line-up. It is just the start of a long season of racing, so we know we cannot take anything for granted. However, we can celebrate a double win as we now turn our attention to the next round where we will be looking for more of the same.”