Newly crowned Asian Formula Renault Champion Josh Burdon has finished the 2016 season with both race wins on Zhuhai International Circuit this weekend, 28-30th October 2016.
Having secured the title in yesterday's race, the pressure had been released a little for the 23 year old from Hobart, but there was no change in focus for Burdon, determined to finish with nothing but a win for BlackArts Racing.
"It was great to take out the Championship yesterday, there's been a lot of stress with some of the ups and downs recently," said Burdon, "I went to bed last night more relaxed than I have been in probably the last six months, and came out here today feeling like a new person".
"There was still a bit of pressure for the last race, we may have won the Championship, but you always want to finish the year with a win just to top it all off, and we were able to get that today."
An early safety car intervention put a hold on the final showdown of the top three Championship drivers, but after the restart, it took Burdon less than two laps to take the lead, diving down the inside of turn eleven, before breaking away to take the final chequered flag of the year without any further challenge.
"It's great to get that last win of the year," said Burdon, "it's really good for the team, it's a boost to the mindset going into the off-season".Burdon finishes the 2016 Asian Formula Renault Season with seven pole positions, seven race wins and three second placings from his 10 race finishes, taking his international race win record to 21 wins from 37 races.
"It's been a hard few years, with plenty of challenges just to get on the track," said Burdon, "I've been very lucky, and I'm extremely thankful for all of the opportunities I've had, none more so than from Bill, Thomas, Leo and Rich at BlackArts Racing, so it's great to repay them with the Championship".