Published on July 12th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
China GT Championship wide open after challenging Zhuhai round
After a solid start to the season at the Goldenport Circuit in Beijing the series moved south to China’s first permanent racing circuit at Zhuhai for rounds three and four in a weekend where changeable weather had a significant impact on the results, and initially disrupted proceedings after many teams and officials were delayed due to heavy rainfall across the region.
Once it had passed though, the event began with official practice proving a good indication of what could be expected across the two proposed 60-minute races with very little separating the top teams.
Ultimately victory at Zhuhai became a battle between the Bentley Team Absolute operation and the two Audi teams of points-leaders Kings Racing, and local heroes Audi Hong Kong, whilst for Porsche rivals FAW T2M and JRM, they too would figure prominently across the weekend.
In the end though, once the rain and the Safety Cars had cleared, it was the #08 Kings Racing pairing of Wang Liang and new recruit Martin Rump who emerged the winners of round three, whilst Audi Hong Kong achieved an impressive 1-2 in round four, Malaysia’s Melvin Moh – joined by new team-mate Eric Lo from Hong Kong – defeating team-boss Marchy Lee and Alex Au for the win and a strong haul of championship points.
Overall, the consistency of Goldenport’s runaway points leader Xu Jia has kept the Kings Racing team-leader on top of the drivers points heading into the third event of the season – again at Zhuhai – at the end of July.