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2004 Hong Kong Touring Car Championship 17 April 2004 Defending champ Paul Poon opens his account with a win After an exciting race in the opening race of the Hong Kong Touring Car Championship, reigning champion Paul Poon won brilliantly ...

2004 Hong Kong Touring Car Championship
17 April 2004

Defending champ Paul Poon opens his account with a win

After an exciting race in the opening race of the Hong Kong Touring Car Championship, reigning champion Paul Poon won brilliantly against Kenneth Look.

The pouring rain has stopped in the early morning and at the start everyone took off smoothly. After a good start, Kenneth Look seized the opportunity to overtake Paul Poon on the straight at the beginning of the second lap. Although Paul retook the lead soon afterwards, Kenneth Look was able to fight back, and Paul finally decided to wait until making his move on the last lap.

Paul Poon made a superb move in the second last corner of the circuit to take victory. He said, 'Kenneth and I exchanged places for a few times already, his car was faster in the fast corners and my car was fast in the slow ones. To prevent him fighting back again, I decided to wait until the last lap to make my move.'

Third was Cheong's Speed driver Sham Siu-Kei. China Dragon Racing's second driver Samson Fung was fourth ahead of Benjamin Chan, who started last after yesterday's engine problem.

Kelvin So of China Dragon Racing and 778 Autosport¡¯s Lo Ka Fai had an accident at Turn 4 when Ka- Fai tried to overtake and the two crashed out of the race.

Round 2 will start at 16:30 today. <pre> Pos No Name Car Time /Laps Gap Kph/Best Lap 1 66 POON Paul Honda Civic 19:00.910 135.11:52.77 EP3 48 7 8 2 6 LOOK Kenneth Honda Integra 19:01.110 0.211 135.11:52.61 DC5 59 5 7 3 7 SHAM Siu-Kei Honda Civic 19:04.210 3.302 134.71:52.94 EP3 50 8 5 4 96 FUNG Man-Wai Honda Civic 19:15.210 14.323133.51:53.41 EP3 71 0 1 5 5 CHAN Honda Integra 19:16.910 16.033133.31:53.12 Ping-Kiu DC5 81 0 9 6 4 LAU Keung Honda Civic 19:20.110 19.165132.91:54.31 Tak EP3 13 4 4 7 9 SIU Yuk-Lung Honda Integra 19:37.610 36.698130.91:55.86 DC5 46 6 3 8 22 LI Pok-Keung Honda Integra 19:42.210 41.276130.41:56.33 DC2 24 5 3 9 8 SIU Tit-Lung Honda Integra 20:18.210 1:17.2126.61:59.65 DC2 37 89 0 8 10 69 LIN AlexanderHonda Civic 19:56.59 1 lap 115.92:08.14 L. EP3 58 5 3 NOT CLASSIFIED 11 2 LO Ka Fai Honda Integra 9:48.865 DNF 130.41:56.11 DC2 9 7 0 12 23 SO Wah-Lung Honda Integra 9:49.225 DNF 130.31:56.02 DC2 5 9 5 FASTEST LAP 6 LOOK Kenneth Honda Integra 1:52.616 137.4 DC5 7 5 -htcc-

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Series General
Drivers Paul Poon
Teams Dragon Racing