ATCS: Series round 7 qualifying report

Ho Takes Pole for Asian Touring Car Series Round 7 Returning 2006 Asian Touring Car Series Division 2 champion, Henry Ho, takes pole in his BMW 320 for Round 7 of the Asian Touring Car Series. The Macau driver set a time of 2:24.106 during a...

Ho Takes Pole for Asian Touring Car Series Round 7

Returning 2006 Asian Touring Car Series Division 2 champion, Henry Ho, takes pole in his BMW 320 for Round 7 of the Asian Touring Car Series. The Macau driver set a time of 2:24.106 during a hot afternoon at Sepang International Circuit today.

Despite being bogged down with flu, Ho set the fastest time of the day in his first timed lap and immediately pit-in to rest for the remainder of the Qualifying session. He has been under the weather this past week and was sent to the Medical Centre after the practice session earlier this afternoon. The young driver was told to rest before the start of the Qualifying session and given a tentative 'all clear' to race tomorrow should his condition improve.

Current Championship leader, Lui Man Kit of RPM Racing Team clocked 2:26.545 to line up in second for the race tomorrow. The Macau driver was just 0.1 seconds behind Charles Ng at the start of the session and on his second lap managed to edge out the younger driver for the second spot on the grid.

Ng, of G.Harry Racing Team, lines his Honda Integra DC5 in fourth beside Five Auto Racing's Eurico De Jesus who took third. Ng is just one point behind Lui in the points table and is looking to claim the lead on the leaderboard after this weekend.

Heading up row three in fourth is Leong Ian Veng of Son Veng Racing Team while Team IMSP's Liu Lic Ka takes fifth. Liu who struggled with a setup change in the last round, looks set to claim another podium finish this weekend.

RPM Racing Team's Mak Ka Lok clocked 2:28.129 to take seventh with the reigning Asian Touring Car Series Champion, Cheung Chi Sing lining up next to him in eighth.

Completing the top 10 grid lineup is Felipe Clemente De Souza of HID Racing Team and Lui Man Fai, the younger brother of Lui Man Kit, driving for Andy Racing Team.

2009 Asian Touring Car Series runner up, Man Ting Yu had a difficult outing this afternoon when he spun several times during the session. The Hong Kong driver seems to be struggling with his new setup and will start the race 20th on the grid tomorrow.

The 10-lap Asian Touring Car Series Round 7 is scheduled to be held on 1st August 2010 at 10.40am local time while Round 8 will be held later in the day at 3.40pm local time.

-source: afos.com

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Series General
Drivers Charles Ng , Liu Lic Ka , Leong Ian Veng , Mak Ka Lok