Asia GT3: Series Shanghai preview

Brothers Heating Up the Battle at the Cool Shanghai Circuit The teams and drivers of the GT3 Asia series are back at the Shanghai International Circuit for Rounds 3 & 4 this weekend. A phenomenal battle is expected from a very interesting ...

Brothers Heating Up the Battle at the Cool Shanghai Circuit

The teams and drivers of the GT3 Asia series are back at the Shanghai International Circuit for Rounds 3 & 4 this weekend. A phenomenal battle is expected from a very interesting cousin pairing and two very interesting sets of siblings.

The Yau cousins, Eddie and Sam, are both sons of prominent Hong Kong racers who competed in the early years of the Porsche races in Macau. Eddie and Sam attained great results during the first outing at Shanghai International Circuit at the end of March with Eddie converting his pole position to a win in the first race while the younger of the duo, Sam, claimed second in both races leaving him to lead the championship, three points ahead of Eddie.

Acting as a buffer between the battle of the brothers is Malaysian driver Tunku Hammam Sulong, who claimed a sixth placed finish and a win in his Porsche 997 GT3 CupS to collect a total of 26 points for the first weekend to lie third on the Championship Points table.

In fourth is the elder of the Siu brothers in their reverse coloured LKM sponsored Lamborghini Gallardo. Siu Tit Lung claimed the third spot on the podium and a fifth placed finish to collect 23 points while his brother, Siu Yuk Lung lies in sixth place behind Wayne Shen, who leads the second pair of siblings.

Wayne Shen had the better luck of the Shen duo when he took his Ferrari F-430 GT3 to cross the line in eighth in the season opening race and claimed a podium finish during the second outing. John Shen did not have the best of luck when his car collided with the car of Eric Cheung at the start of the first race, ending his weekend before it officially started. John looks set to make a great comeback this weekend and to make up for lost points.

Meanwhile, IMSS Racing driver Eric Cheung was nicknamed 'Lucky Eric' after his spectacular crash at the start of Round 2 in his Ferrari 430 GT3. The car was badly damaged but Cheung came out without a scratch.

Racing fans will be able to witness some of the fastest road cars in the world at the Shanghai International Circuit when the GT3 Asia drivers line up in one of the most expensive grids of Supercars ever seen in Asia.

This year, no less than twenty-nine cars have signed up for the season with drivers from Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore all ready to compete in yet another action filled race weekend.

Spectators will get a chance to see a fleet of Lamborghini Gallardo GT3's, Porsche 997 GT3 Cup cars, including the limited edition Cup S, Ferrari F430 GT3's, Ferrari 360 Challenge, Porsche 996 GT3 Cup, the Aston Martin DBRS9 as well as the Ginetta G50 GT3.

The Qualifying session of the GT3 Asia will be held 4pm on Saturday, 2 May 2009 while Round 3 race will be held on Sunday, 3 May at 10.50am with Round 4 being held on the same day at 1.55pm local time.

-credit: gt asia

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Series Road racing
Drivers Eric Cheung , John Shen , Wayne Shen