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Malaysia WTCR wildcard Cheah serves notice of intent with Sepang victory

2019-02-24T15:49:25+02:00February 24th, 2019|2019, WTCR Race of Malaysia 2019|

Mitchell Cheah, who is set to be handed wildcard status when the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO visits his native Malaysia in December, underlined his potential with a race win at the Sepang International Circuit yesterday (Saturday).

Cheah won the first part of the TCR Malaysia finale with a lights-to-flag victory in a Liqui Moly Team Engstler Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR. He finished ahead of Hyundai-powered German Luca Engstler, for whom second place was enough to clinch the TCR Malaysia title.

While Cheah couldn’t repeat his Race 1 victory in the Sepang weekend’s second counter, runner-up spot behind Engstler still marked a strong result for the 20-year-old Malaysian, who is set to contest the TCR Germany series ahead of a wildcard entry at the WTCR / OSCARO super-finale in Sepang from 12-15 December.

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Photo: TCR Asia