Marchy Lee Yin-kin's quest to win two regional championships in the same year received a real boost when he grabbed second place in both races in the opening rounds of the 2007 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia series at the Sepang International Circuit, in Malaysia, yesterday. Lee is aiming to win the Porsche championship as well as the open-wheel Formula V6 by Renault series starting next month, and the 30-year-old Hong Kong driver was a happy man after his impressive start to the season. Only GruppeM Racing's Tim Sugden had a better outing as the seasoned campaigner took the chequered flag in both races over 10 laps to confirm himself as title favourite. The Briton has had a stellar career, having won the British GT Championship and finishing fourth overall at the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour race. He was left in no doubt as to who would be pushing him for the title this season. 'Marchy's good, really good,' said Sugden. 'Everyone had warned me about him. I was lucky that my start was good in round one, just a little bit better than his.' Lee was pleased he stood up to the challenge of matching it with Asia's best as he marked his debut in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. The 2004 Formula BMW Asia champion also gained pole position for the first round just six months after coming out of a one-year self-imposed exile from the sport. Australia's Christian Jones, son of former Formula One champion Alan, took third place in the first round, while Japanese racer Keita Sawa was third in round two. 'Overall, it has been a great weekend for me because I was racing in this car for the first time. I'm still learning [about] the car,' said Lee. He said he was hoping to win round two, but unfortunately didn't get the best of starts. 'I pushed him [Sugden] right to the limit. I didn't get a great start and dropped down to third behind Jones,' he said. 'I got past [Jones] and after that, I knew I couldn't pass Tim and I saw Sawa coming up behind me so I just kept pushing. 'I'm proud to put Hong Kong on the podium at a Formula One race,' added Lee, who raced in front of a huge crowd.