Beitske Visser earns first W Series win since 2019 on the streets of Singapore

2 October 2022, Singapore – Beitske Visser has kept ice-cool under massive pressure from British rival Alice Powell, with the Dutch racer just 0.3 seconds ahead at the line to claim her first W Series race win in three years at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Visser got a great start and took the lead from polesitter Marta Garcia, with the Spaniard soon demoted to third after Powell made a dramatic move at turn 18 on lap four following a string of fastest laps.

“I was very happy with that one. It is such a relief to get the win and I’ve been waiting for it for a long time. I think it’s been coming for the last few races as we’ve always been there,” Visser said.

“I got a good start and in the first few laps I was very strong. Alice [Powell] was a bit quicker after that, but I managed to hold her off and at the end I was strong again. I had to defend from her once, but after that I knew at which points I had to push to make sure she couldn’t try a move and then it was fine.

“I was a bit worried about the start of the race as they had changed my clutch a bit from yesterday for the biting point and it was a bit of a guess, but thankfully we guessed right!”

Visser is now second in the standings with three rounds to go, 50 points behind leader Jamie Chadwick, who had a nightmare weekend in Singapore. The Brit qualified in eighth after Saturday’s wet qualifying session, and then crashed out on lap 12 as a result of a botched pass on Jessica Hawkins that sent her into the turn seven barriers, and triggered the safety car.

Belén García, who is no relation to Marta, started where she finished in fourth, ahead of Jessica Hawkins, Abbi Pulling and Sarah Moore.

Liechtenstein driver Fabienne Wohlwend benefitted from Chadwick’s dramatic exit to finish eighth, ahead of Finn Emma Kimiläinen, who made solid progress from 12th on the grid. Abbie Eaton closed out the top-10.