Hong Kong's Ross Jamison clinched the 2008 Formula BMW Pacific Championship after finishing third in the weekend's first race at the Shanghai International Circuit - to gain an unassailable lead in the standings. Jamison had finished runner-up in last year's championship in the Rookie Cup, but the teenager showed what a difference a year can make after wrapping up the overall drivers' classification title to become only the second Hong Kong driver to win the title after Marchy Lee Ying-kin in 2004. Starting from pole position in round 14, Jamison was sandwiched in turn one by Ollie Millroy of Great Britain and South African Simon Moss. The Team Meritus driver dropped back into fourth position and then fifth before fighting his way back up to fourth and then third for his podium finish. Moss won the race ahead of Colombian Gabby Chaves. 'It has been a fantastic season. It's a relief to wrap it up here and still have two races to go. I'm usually nervous before every race, but I think nerves are good, they keep you on your toes,' said Jamison. The only man who could have prevented Jamison from taking the championship, American Sean McDonagh of Team E-Rain, had another disappointing day. He finished fifth after starting the race seventh on the grid. Jamison needed to score another six points - or at least 18th place - to take the championship. Third place was worth 37 points. Jamison can't wait for the two remaining races - Shanghai this morning and next month's Macau Grand Prix, where drivers will fight it out on the tight and twisting Guia circuit. He had gone into this weekend's races hoping to wrap up the championship and prevent a dog-fight if the title went down to the wire in Macau. 'I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me to this today. The team, Meritus Racing, have done a wonderful job, not just giving me a great car but also helping me to develop as a driver,' said 18-year-old Jamison, who now has an unassailable 59-point lead. 'I also want to thank my principal sponsor over the last two years, CQS, for helping to give me this opportunity and BMW Motorsport for giving me a scholarship last year. 'Lastly I would like to thank my parents without whom none of this would have been possible.' Jamison earned one of five coveted scholarships last year and has gone from strength to strength after finishing second to South African Kyle Mitchell in last year's Rookie Cup.