HO-PIN TUNG 5th IN SINGAPORE’S NARROW STREETS
Ho-Pin Tung scored valuable points in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia championship, by finishing fifth in today´s race in the narrow streets of Singapore. In the support race of this weekend´s Formula 1 session Ho-Pin Tung started from P 3, but was forced to the outside in turn 1. He picked up rubber and debris and after lap 1 he found himself at seventh position. In spite of the very limited possibilities for taking over the young Chinese fought his way up and he finished 5th.
Ho-Pin Tung is now fith in the championship and with only two races to go in the seasons´ final in Shanghai and 41 points to divide still everything is possible, except conquering the title. Although Ho-Pin managed to finish 5th in difficult circumstances he finds his Singapore outing disappointing. ´Qualification went very well, I was very quick and half way I was fastests. But qualy was red flagged due to a crash in the tunnel and in the finale stages of the qualification I was unable to get back to the first position on the lap charts, P3 on the grid it was´. Ho-Pin´s Singapore race was his first ever on the street circuit there.