06 Aug 2016 — Martin Buchan started on the pole and led every lap on the way to a commanding victory in the Malaysian V8SC in the opening round of the V8 Supercars [SemiPro] series.
Driving the Ford, Buchan drove all of 20 laps total leading John Smith after being caught by him on the first lap. Buchan controlled the race lead every lap from green flag to win.
V8 Supercars [SemiPro] series moves on to Round 2 in a week at Eastern Creek. The series has 11 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Martin Buchan leads the championship in a tight campaign over John Smith, separated by just a single grid spot. The title continues to be challenged by Mark Carty, Luis Galvez H, Ruslan Nurgaliev, Juan M Bento, Bruno Chacon, C Naiman, Rafael Iwata, Francesco Dalla Piazza, and Miguel Teixeira as well. The Top 5 places are an open ring for 11 drivers in the running with six races remaining.