Niko Cheng wins Malaysian National Cup
Last weekend the 6th and final round of the Malaysia National Cup 2009 was held at the NRC racetrack near Singapore. For this final event drivers from Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia were invited to celebrate the last race of the season. After three rounds of qualifying Motonica driver Jesse Wu from Singapore claimed the TQ followed by the Shepherd drivers Luk Chee Hung from Hong Kong and Niko Cheng from Malaysia. These three drivers were the only ones to complete a 22 lap qualifier. At the start of the 45 min final Niko Cheng showed good pace and took over the lead followed by Jesse Wu and Luk Chee Hung. For the first 20 minutes the order remained the same until a small driving error of Cheng allowed Wu and Hung to pass him. Soon Hung had to retire due to some problems and the battle for the lead was between Wu and Cheng. But also Wu suffered some technical problems and for the last 15 minutes Niko Cheng cruised to the victory. By winning the grand final of the Malaysian National Cup he also secured himself the championship title.
Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]