Martin Ragginger wins the scorching race at Sepang International Circuit

Austrian Martin Ragginger stormed to victory in the opening round of the 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit on Sunday, successfully fending off unrelenting pressure from defending champion Alexandre Imperatori.

Ragginger, of Team Eagle, led from pole to the chequered flag over the 10-lap race. He never had the chance to pull clear of his closest rival, crossing the line just over three tenths of a second ahead of Imperatori. Series newcomer, 22-year-old Earl Bamber of Nexus Racing took the final podium place in an impressive debut.

After the enthralling season opener in Malaysia, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia will be back in action next month at the 2013 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX in Shanghai from April 12-14.

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