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WIll Bamber shares the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia points with Martin Ragginger after taking back-to-back wins in round five and six at the Bangsaen Street Circuit.

The FAW T2 Motorsport driver sits equal first on 116-points, with fellow New Zealander Chris van der Drift just two points behind in third.

Bamber made the best start from the front row to leave van der Drift fighting off third and fourth placed drivers Philip Hamprecht and Martin Ragginger.

A spin at the back of the field was the only real drama on the first lap, but they quickly recovered and avoided a full course caution.

At the end of lap one Bamber led van der Drift, but the GT3 veteran was hot on his tail. Come lap-two, the Team Formax driver poked his nose out to let Bamber know he was close behind.

Bamber looked strong in front, despite the pressure from van der Drift. The Kiwi pair held a comfortable margin over third placed Hamprecht who wasn’t being pressured by championship leader Ragginger.

The two New Zealanders at the head of the field set about gapping the rest with 20-minutes remaining in the race, however, a crash only a few minutes later brought out the safety car.

The no. 55 Porsche 911 991 GT3 Cup car of Bao Jinlong went too wide through one of the corners and spun into the inside wall. The impact tore the front of the car to pieces, which led to a lengthy safety car.

The race restarted with seven minutes to go, van der Drift hot on his tail once again. The Kiwi looked to make a move around the outside at turn one and take the inside into turn two, but he couldn’t make the move stick.

He kept pushing young Bamber, but could only get within half a second at the end of the race.

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