One obvious thing was that Cameron was down on power compared to the other leaders. That was especially in comparison to Hammer and Zamani. Cam was visibly faster into and through the corners though.
In the first race Zamani overtook him a couple of times down the straight. Which caused Cam to loose some pace and touch with Hammer. He really fought hard to get past Zamani and catch up again with Hammer. However, in the final stages of the race he got a rear wheel slide coming out of turn 6 (a long right-hand sweeper) and nearly lost it. He had to sit the bike up and regain control. This gave Hammer some breathing space and from there on in it was his race.
When Cam was given a clean lap he was flying. Despite his power deficit, he had the fastest lap times in both races. Cameron now stands with the lap record for the Sepang North Track at 1:08.326.
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