Porsche Carrera Cup Asia – Rounds 5 & 6 Zhuhai International Circuit, China June 18-20Team Jebsen Finds the Pace, Earns First Pole Position
Team Jebsen and driver Rodolfo Avila celebrated their first pole position of the season this weekend, and earned a top-five finish in Round 6 at the Zhuhai International Circuit as the team forges ahead with their 2010
Having just passed the half-way mark of the 11-round season, Team Jebsen lies sixth overall in the championship and the team is confident that they have found the pace to take full advantage of the remaining five races.
Team Jebsen’s weekend began with great promise, after they changed the set-up of the
“Coming into this weekend, I definitely felt like our pace has been improving, and that really showed when we earned our first pole position of the season,” Avila said. “We improved a lot in Zhuhai and although I have experience on the circuit, it’s more than that. What we’ve done with the car has made me more confident and comfortable with it, and I am able to push harder.”
Starting from pole for Round 5, the first of Sunday’s two races, Avila dropped to fourth on the opening lap after a less-than-perfect getaway. Determined to reclaim his pole advantage and take back the lead, he went to work. With the car right on the pace, he made a move on third position. However, during his overtaking maneuver, Avila made a braking error which resulted in a racing incident involving two other rivals, ending their race.
Relying on their
Starting from the back of the 23-car grid, Avila expertly worked his way through the field to finish a superb fifth: “The pace was definitely there,” he said. “I lost a lot of time trying to get around the slower cars. On the penultimate lap, I was able to take fourth place. In the ensuing battling, the pair of us were side-by-side, before I had to concede the position. I was trying to pass him, but I thought it was better to make sure I earned as many championship points as possible.”
Team Jebsen is backed by the Jebsen Group. Established in 1895 in Hong Kong, the Group has since expanded its activities into a comprehensive business network throughout China, Taiwan and South Korea. Today, the Jebsen Group is structured around four strategic business units targeting the consumer, industrial, beverage and luxury sectors. Jebsen is a name synonymous with