Crucial points were achieved as the second round of the Formula Regional Middle East Championship at Yas Marina comes to an end

In the second of five rounds of the Formula Regional Middle East Championship, James Wharton once again proved among the title contenders thanks to a double top-5 finish


James Wharton secured many more points in the second of five rounds of the Formula Regional Middle East Championship. The Australian experienced a mixed weekend, finishing an impressive P5 in Race 1 and 3, but a collision led to a DNF in Race 2. Despite the result in Race 2, this performance is crucial as he continues to aim for Championship victory.

Race 1 was highly positive for James. Starting from P11 after a troubled qualifying session, he managed to climb to the fifth position, engaging in several thrilling duels on the track.

James Wharton started Race 2 from fourth on the grid. The race was notable for a collision with teammate Ugo Ugochukwu while competing for third place. This incident forced James to fall back to the 24th position and ultimately retire from the race.

Race 3 was replete with Safety Cars, leading to numerous on-track battles for the Australian driver. He compensated for the previous race's outcome by finishing again in P5 and leaving the FRMEC Round Two as the Mumbai Falcons’ driver with the most points scored (20 in total). This brought his overall score in the drivers' championship to 38 points.

«We just need to clean up the weekend and have a consistent Round because the pace is there to do perfect things. I am honestly satisfied with my speed this time, so I just need to fix the edges. But the main thing is the race pace and I'm happy about that».

The Formula Regional Middle East Championship will pause for a week before continuing with the third round at the Dubai Autodrome from February 2 to 4.