Good showing by the Chinese driver in the Race Of Champions individual challenge in Thailand.
Chinese racing driver Ho-Pin Tung has made it to the semi finals of this years´ edition of the Race Of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand. In the quarter finals he met Formula 1 winner David Coulthard in a man to man battle.
In the Nations Cup race on Saturday team China did not make it, but Ho-Pin Tung was the fastest driver overall in the ROC car, which result was rewarded by a promotion to the individual Race of Campions on Sunday.
Ho-Pin lost his battle with three times WTC-champion Andy Priaulx in the VW Scirocco Cup car, but in the second heat the young Chinese stroke back. He defeated eight times Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, in a Audi R8 Le Mans Series car!
Also the third heat was a win for Ho-Pin Tung. He promoted to the quarter finals as winner of Group B where he was beaten by 0.05 seconds by David Coulthard.
Romain Grosjean was the overall winner in the Race of Champions and the German couple Sebastian Vettel and Micheal Schumacher ( together ten F1-world championships !) took the Nations Cup home.
Source: Ho-Pin Tung