ANOTHER VICTORY FOR HO-PIN TUNG IN ASIAN LE MANS SERIES
Fastest in free practise, pole position and victory. This hattrick showed the Oak Racing Team Total, with young drivers Ho-Pin Tung and David Cheng in the third race of the Asian Le Mans Series championship, at the Shanghai circuit. With this third victory out of three races the 2014 championship is a realistic perspective.
David Cheng drove the first stint of 1½ hours and he came well ahead the closest competitors of Team Eurasia. After their driver change to Pu Jun Jin, Eurasia were able to close the gap to 1 lap. However, after OAK’s Ho-Pin Tung took over the LMP2-Morgan Judd, at 1 hour 30 mins, and produced some very fast and steady lap times he was to bring his team home to the checkered flag in first place. ´At first sight this victory looks easy, but the Shanghai track is very demanding for the left front tyres, which means the difficult combination of fast en carefull racing. But no doubt this was a very good weekend, ´ Ho-Pin Tung reflects, ´the entire team did very well. The title is now in sight.´
Ho-Pin Tung stays Shanghai because he will race next weekend in a Porsche Carrera Cup Asia race at the same track.
October 12th, 2014