NABIL Jan Al Jeffri pulled further away from his rivals to lead the JK Racing Asia Series (JKRAS) after winning Round Seven at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium yesterday.
It was a clean sweep of the podium positions for the Eurointernational team as Irfan Ilyas finished second while South African Aston Hare took third spot.
"The team did a very good job with the car and I can't ask for more from them. The car's setup was a lot better and what we wanted to improve, we did in the race," said Nabil.
The 19-year-old is now closer to becoming the third Malaysian to bag the title after Ng Wai Leong in 2000 (when the series ran as Formula Asia) and Jazeman Firhan Jaafar in 2007 (when it was known as Formula BMW Asia).
"Winning in Spa is very prestigious. I am not the first Malaysian to win the series, but I am the first Malaysian to win a JK Racing Asia Series race here," said Nabil.
"Out of Turn One I had a gap coming into the fast right into the long straight and Irfan was really close to me and I tried to maintain my position as hard as I could because I knew that in the second sector I will be faster."
"Throughout the race, I just maintained my pace, even though I wasn't the fastest but I think I had very good pace and I clocked the same time for every single lap."
Nabil will also start Round Eight today from pole position after dominating qualifying on Thursday. Yesterday's victory ensured Nabil has a 17-point gap over Hare in the title race.