Successful first outing for Darryl O'Young in the FIA GT1 World Championship
(11 April 2012, Hong Kong, China) Hong Kong pilot Darryl O'Young had a successful debut in the FIA GT1 World Championship in his new Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+, took P7 in Championship race on Easter Monday, and scored World Championship point with his Dutch teammate Peter Kox in Nogaro, France.
The duo placed P10 on Saturday 3 stage qualifying session, O’Young started in Q1 and had no problem in the top 12 to enter into Q2. However, a faulty control unit of the gearbox caused problems for Peter Kox in Q2. In Sunday Qualifying Race, they were able to moved up to P8 for start position Monday Championship Race, the duo were more successful than on the previous day and won P7 finally and scored World Championship point, sitting joint P8 out of 34 drivers in Drivers’ Championship.
O'Young commented after the race: “My debut in the FIA GT1 World Championship has been a successful one as we scored World Championship points. We faced many challenges as a team as I was learning a new race car and it was the first time we all worked together as a team. We dealt with everything well as a team and improved throughout the weekend. I'm very pleased with the results we achieved here in France and we will move to Belgium in two weeks time looking to bring stronger results.”
The championship will resume for round 2 in Zolder, Belgium from the 20th to 22nd of April. The season’s will visit Beijing and Ordos in China for 2 rounds in August.