Marchy Lee claims record with double

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 October, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 October, 2004, 12:00am

Hong Kong's Marchy Lee Yin-kin [pictured] left his mark on the Formula BMW Asian Championship like no one before him, winning both his races to claim the record of most wins for a season at the Taebaek Circuit near Seoul yesterday.

Hong Kong-based Briton Matthew Marsh of A-Ha Racing also returned to winning ways when he won both rounds in the Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup Asia to put himself in contention for the overall series less than four weeks after he was penalised by the stewards in his last race at the Shanghai International Circuit.

But the day belonged to Lee. The Team Meritus driver won rounds 13 and 14 to make it 12 wins out of 14 this season, eclipsing the previous record he had jointly held with Dutch-born ace Tung Ho-pin.

'I am extremely pleased right now because I won both my races here in Korea and also I beat Tung Ho-pin's record. That's what I came here for,' said the 28-year-old ace moments after his second victory of the day.

'Today was sunny but a bit cold, although it was good weather all the way through. It was a good day for me because I had a gap of around two seconds for the first race and then I managed to open up a four-second gap for the second race.'

Lee will now have to wait to hear the good news as his team hope to set him up for next season having graduated from the Formula BMW Asian series with flying colours.

'Now it's a special moment for me because I now have to wait to see what they are going to offer me. Personally I hate waiting. I will see what BMW will offer me. Hopefully I will get a F1 test or something good. I really don't know what I am going to get.'

Tung won last year's series and was rewarded with a Formula One test drive for BMW in Spain and Lee is hoping for the same. The Hong Kong driver believes he has earned a F1 test drive after his compelling performances this season.