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Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Shanghai International Circuit, China, April 16-18
Update - Rounds 1&2

O’Young Confirmed for Shanghai Season Opener

Having twice won the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia championship with former team Jebsen, Hong Kong’s Darryl O’Young is set to return to the region’s premier sportscar series for the season opener at the 2010 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix next weekend.

Entered by LKM Racing, O’Young is able to take his place amongst the record 23-car field after the Mexican round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (FIA WTCC), in which he is competing this season, was cancelled.

Although a clash of dates with the FIA WTCC means O’Young will not be a Porsche Carrera Cup Asia championship contender this year, his inclusion in the opening rounds, and three other events this season, will add to an already stellar line-up.

O’Young will take to the 5.5km Shanghai International Circuit along with six other Hong Kong racers, including Marchy Lee, competing in the professional Class A category with Red Bull China Racing.  Hong Kong drivers Kenneth Lau and Michael Choi (Dyna Ten Motorsport), Morris Ku (Team DAYCRAFT), and Jacky Yeung all make their series debuts in Shanghai, while Mak Hing Tak of OMAK

Racing makes a welcome return to the series, also in Class B. Hong Kong racing teams include Team Jebsen, which is fielding Rodolfo Avila from the neighbouring SAR of Macau, the youngest driver in the field at just 23, Jacob & Co Racing has entered Max Chen of Chinese Taipei for Shanghai,

Modena Motorsports with brothers Wayne and John Shen of Vancouver, and OpenRoad Racing with siblings Marcel and Francis Tjia and Christian Chia.

This year sees the largest entry from the Hong Kong SAR since the series’ inception at the start of the 2003 season.

Supporting the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia are two of the most recognised names in international motorsport, Mobil1 and Michelin. Mobil and Porsche have been partners since 1996. Close co-operation in research and development has led to every new Porsche engine being filled with Mobil1 high-performance lubricant.  

 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia drivers also have the advantage of racing on cutting-edge tyres supplied by series partner Michelin. The consistent performance and leading technology of Michelin tyres constantly improve the performance of many teams in international motorsport.  The partnership between Michelin and the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia has emerged from a worldwide agreement signed between Porsche AG and the Michelin group.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia is organised and promoted by Malaysian based Motorsport Asia Ltd.

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For information and images of Porsche Carrera Cups worldwide, including Asia,  please visit www.porsche.com/carreracup

April 9, 2010.  Issued by PR Plus Limited on behalf of Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.  

 

For further information please contact Nikki Kemp at PR Plus in Hong Kong on telephone (852)+25756995 or email: nikki@prplus.com.hk .


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