Ho-Pin Tung 7th In Le Mans 24 Hours
Dutch-Chinese racing driver Ho-Pin Tung scored a solid result in the ultimate wear battle in motor racing, the 24 hours race at Le Mans. He managed to bring the brand new Ligier JSP2-HPD home after an eventful 24 hours race and finished 7th in the LMP2 class and 11th overall.
The Oak Racing Team Asia fielded the brand new Ligier JSP2-HPD, which showed several technical problems in free practice. Qualification was often hindered by ‘slow zones’ caused by incidents on the track. Ho-Pin Tung, Adderly Fong and David Cheng started 15th in the greatest eliminating contest in motor racing with a car which still had not proven its reliability. Ho-Pin Tung did most of the stints because he is by far the fastests of the driver line up of Oak Racing Team Asia. Not surprisingly the successful Chinese was assigned to do the last stint and is was Ho-Pin Tung who saw the chequered flag after 2
4 long hours. ‘It was great to do the honorary lap, right after the finish and to see so many enthousiastic fans, who enjoyed 24 spectacular hours. Next year I would like to be here again,’ Ho-Pin says firmly.
‘I am very happy with the result whe all have achieved. The Oak Racing Team Asia deserves a big compliment. A new car, a new engine formed with the Michelin tyres a combination which proved to be fast and reliable and this is not less than an tremendous achievement,’ Ho-Pin Tung stated.