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Points lead ‘not enough to relax’ for James Nash

James Nash is back in the lead of the championship, 17 points ahead of title rival Stefano Comini. The Craft-Bamboo driver has been on the podium in both races, but he believes the gap to the Leopard Racing driver is not enough to relax.

“Always being in the thick of the action is really hard,” admitted the Lukoil-backed driver. “Picking my moment to push or to attack is complicated, but it worked really well today. The point gap isn’t enough for me to be able to relax, but it’s nice to go to the last round in the lead.”

Nash believes title rival Comini was too aggressive and made a mistake: “I think Comini was too aggressive and made the wrong move, but that’s how it is. He saw me coming up behind him going into Turn 10 and closed the door, which caused me an anxious moment, but once I knew about his drive-though I could relax for the rest of the race.”

Nash now has a 17-point advantage over Comini, with team-mate Pepe Oriola a considerable 33 points behind the Brit. Jean-Karl Vernay is the last driver in with a mathematical chance to win the title in Macau, 39 points behind the leader.