ATCC: Sepang round two qualifying report

Ao responds with fastest time for round 2 Ao Chi Hong of Ao's Racing Team, who narrowly missed out on pole position in the qualifying session for Round 1, finally nailed the top spot for Round 2 with a time of 2:31.003. It was a tremendous...

Ao responds with fastest time for round 2

Ao Chi Hong of Ao's Racing Team, who narrowly missed out on pole position in the qualifying session for Round 1, finally nailed the top spot for Round 2 with a time of 2:31.003. It was a tremendous result for the Macanese driver who has performed consistently well over the two sessions today.

Hong Kong driver Lo Ka Chun, last years Division 2 Champion, starts from 2nd place on the grid tomorrow with a time of 2:31.113, while countryman Gary Sham finished in the same position as he had in the qualifying for Round 1 of the series by retaining 3rd place.

GR Asia's pair of Ford Focus machines did not have the best of runs in the second session on a wet track, with Matthew Marsh, who took pole position for Round 1, having to settle for a disappointing 4th place. His teammate Nick Thomas also suffered a dip in performance with 10th place on the grid.

Hong Kong's Danny Stacy Chau was the pace setter in Division 2 with a time of 2:33.309, with Malaysian Mashlino Buang of Team Petronas behind him. Another Malaysian, Mohd Fariqe, also from Team Petronas had a disappointing session qualifying in last place. With a time of 2:56.074, he was way off the pace compared to his times in the first round.

Round One of the region's leading touring car series begins at 12:20 tomorrow (June 8), with the second of the 10-lap races scheduled for 16:00.

<pre> QUALIFYING ROUND 2 1. No. 23 Div 1 AO Chi Hong (MAC) 02:31.003 2. No. 77 Div 1 LO Ka Chun (HKG) 02:31.113 3. No. 16 Div 1 Gary SHAM (HKG) 02:32.375 4. No. 33 Div 1 Matthew MARSH (UK) 02:33.309 5. No. 45 Div 2 Danny Stacy CHAU 02:34.392 6. No. 20 Div 2 Mashlino BUANG (MAS)* 02:35.192 7. No. 66 Div 1 LO Hung Pui (HKG) 02:35.467 8. No. 99 Div 2 LO Ka Fai (HKG) 02:35.682 9. No. 12 Div 2 Tony TEO Kai Chai (MAS) 02:36.556 10. No. 42 Div 1 Nick THOMAS (NZL) 02:38.787 11. No. 22 Div 2 Junichi KOIZUMI (JPN) 02:40.350 12. No. 15 Div 2 Mohd FARIQE (MAL)* 02.56.074 DNQ No. 11 Div 1 Phillip YAU (HKG) -- DNP No. 29 Div 1 Kirakiat YENMANO J (THA) --

* Rookie

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Drivers Matthew Marsh , Ao Chi Hong