Eurasia Motorsport driver Daniel Miranda marked his debut season in the Asian Formula Renault in impressive fashion, posting back-to-back podium finishes at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) recently.
“It wasn’t an easy journey for me moving from the Vios Cup into single seaters. But every race and every time I was on track, I got quicker and quicker. I’m really happy I ended 2018 with a double podium which made my team and family really happy as well. I would like to thank God for keeping me safe this whole season,” said Miranda, who also credited his family, sponsor Cebuana Lhuillier, his team and mechanics at Eurasia for his feat.
“I would like to congratulate Daniel for giving glory to the country. As a rookie, it was a very impressive accomplishment and I expect him to do even better in his next races and Cebuana Lhuillier and I will be here to support him,” said long-time Philippine sports patron and Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier.
Miranda qualified at fourth and had a great start to shoot up to second on the run to the first corner. But he failed to sustain his pace and spent the next 15 laps defending his spot at third for a podium finish.
Miranda carried this momentum into Race 2 and wound up third again.
“I’m very proud of his accomplishments this year. We started the year thinking that a top eight finish would be fine, but Daniel surprised us with podiums in Shanghai and Sepang, which are some of the most difficult tracks in the calendar. With a season under his belt, I expect him to contend in every race next year,” said driver coach and manager Roland Hermoso.
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