09 June 2024 - Super Trofeo Asia

Double Podiums for SJM Iron Lynx Theodore Racing on Australian Debut at Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Round Two

SJM Iron Lynx Theodore Racing took two more PRO podium finishes at round two of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia on their debut at The Bend Motorsport in Adelaide, Australia. Both talented young drivers Charles Leong Hon Chio of Macau and Japan’s Miki Koyama demonstrated their increasingly-formidable pace amongst a strong international field to extend the Macau team’s unbroken run of podiums to four in four races to retain second on the PRO championship leaderboard.

As the competition for championship points only intensifies, Leong, Koyama and the team are raring to return to the track to hunt down overall victory. As newcomers to the championship, and to the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2, the progress made just four races in to the 12-race championship indicates it’s only a matter of time before SJM Iron Lynx Theodore Racing stands atop the winners’ podium. Their next opportunity will come as the series travels to South Korea’s Inje International Speedium from July 19-21.

Race 1
Charles Leong took the opening stint after qualifying the SJM Iron Lynx Theodore Racing Lamborghini P2 for the start of the opening race of the weekend, immediately challenging for the lead of the start. Moments later, however, Leong had to deploy his lightning-quick reactions and impressive car handling skills to side-step a multi-car incident heading into the first turn after he was clipped from behind.

Leong recovered instantly, forging ahead and fighting it out with the leaders to remain in podium contention, handing over the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 to Koyama at the half-way mark.

With the bit between her teeth, Leong’s fellow Lamborghini Super Trofeo Driver headed into battle, climbing to third in the order and hunting down the cars ahead. Koyama fought all the way to the flag, pounding out consistently-quick, precise laps to narrowly miss out on a second place finish for the team. The pair celebrated their third consecutive podium in three races together, before knuckling down to focus on the task ahead.

Race 2
Koyama took the opening stint in the second and final 55-minute race of the weekend, executing a lightning start and keeping clear of an early-race incident ahead. A safety car intervention interrupted her charge, but as the field was released she set a fastest lap time, once again demonstrating her scorching pace.

Handing the car to Leong at the half-way point, the Macau driver came out flying, immediately gaining a position to go fourth overall, sailing past with a beautifully-executed move on a rival.

However, Leong had his work cut out to close the considerable gap to an overall podium, but the 22-year-old gave it his all. At the flag, Leong brought the SJM Iron Lynx Theodore Racing Lamborghini across the line to take another PRO podium finish, fourth overall.

Driver Quotes:

Charles Leong Hon Chio:

“SJM Iron Lynx Theodore Racing really showed our pace this weekend. We were quick in every session despite this being the first time at this track and definitely in contention for victory. We were a little unlucky in race one when I was hit from behind, but that’s racing. We’ve earned good points this round and we’re getting quicker with every session.”

Miki Koyama:

“We definitely have the pace for an outright win, and I look forward to continuing to make the gains we have already shown with Charles and SJM Iron Lynx Theodore Racing. We are all looking forward to showing what we can do in Korea next month.”

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Round 2
Qualifying 1: P2
Qualifying 2: P5
Race 1: P3 overall / P3 PRO
Race 2: P4 overall / P3 PRO
Championship standings after Round 2 (PRO Class): P2