Darryl O'Young Announces 2011 Racing Program

Story Highlights

  • WTCC 2011 : Upgraded To Drive All-New Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
  • PCCA 2011: Aim At 3RD Championship Title
  • Darryl Grateful To LKM And A-Ha Coffee For Continuous Support

Hong Kong, China - Darryl O'Young, who is currently in Malaysia testing 2011 race cars, announces today that he will be fighting for two motorsport championships this season -- the FIA World Touring Car Championship 2011 (WTCC) with 22 rounds around the world, and also the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2011 (PCCA) with 11 rounds in Asia!

WTCC 2011: Upgraded to drive all-new Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

The monster schedule of 33 rounds of touring and GT racing plus some endurance races puts O'Young in the toughest season of his 23-year career, but also the most exciting year as well. The WTCC sophomore will drive a brand new Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T starting from the second race weekend (Round 3 and 4) in Belgium.

After competing with a 3-year-old Chevrolet Lacetti in 2010, I have been upgraded to a highly competitive race car.

Darryl O'Young

"After competing with a 3-year-old Chevrolet Lacetti in 2010, I have been upgraded to a highly competitive race car. That, in itself, will be an amazing opportunity and I will give it my best to fight for podium results in the WTCC for all my supporters in Hong Kong and China." O'Young, who accumulated 3 wins, 10 podiums and 3 poles and ranked overall 4th in the Yokohama Independents' Trophy last season, commented.

The 2010 WTCC rookie and Bamboo Engineering have spent one season together and all the personnel have remained intact for 2011 including team mate Yukinori Taniguchi.

"The team all know how each other work and I have developed an excellent relationship with my engineer Nick Clipson, so we will all be attacking right from the first rounds. I am very happy to remain with Bamboo Engineering for a second season."

#61 Prospeed Competition Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: Darryl O'Young, Marco Holzer
#61 Prospeed Competition Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: Darryl O'Young, Marco Holzer

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PCCA 2011: Aim at 3rd Championship Title

There are not any clashes in the schedules between the WTCC and the PCCA and O'Young is pleased to be able to fight for both championships in 2011. The 2-time PCCA champion emphasizes that "competing in Asia and staying close to my race fans in Hong Kong and China is important" to him and he "aims at nothing less than a 3rd PCCA championship title". There are a lot of young new drivers in the championship this year so it will be interesting.

LKM and A-Ha Coffee are the major forces behind Darryl's pursuit of success in the World Touring Car Championship and the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. Both are parts of his motorsport journey for many years now.

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