Meritus Racing AFOS F-BMW Taebaek qualifying notes

Tung maintains perfect record in F-BMW Asia qualifying Formula BMW Asia Championship leader TUNG Ho-Pin (Hong Kong, China) of Team Meritus has done it again, this time at the Taebaek circuit in Korea, scoring his 9th and 10th pole positions of...

Tung maintains perfect record in F-BMW Asia qualifying

Formula BMW Asia Championship leader TUNG Ho-Pin (Hong Kong, China) of Team Meritus has done it again, this time at the Taebaek circuit in Korea, scoring his 9th and 10th pole positions of the season, maintaining his perfect record.

"It's really great to be on pole again, especially at this track where I think overtaking will be pretty difficult," said the delighted Tung after the second session. He managed a 55.384secs lap in the first session, and 55.317secs in the second, demonstrating that he's more or less at the peak in terms of racing line and car setup. "The car felt stronger on the straight and some corners today, probably because it's a bit cooler, but otherwise I think we have an excellent setup, thanks to my great team of engineers," added Tung.

In the first session, Japanese lady racer Keiko Ihara (Team Yellow Hat) continued her consistent form to qualify second, followed by Meritus' other Chinese star Hanss LIN Po-Heng (Chinese Taipei). "The car is was feeling really good in the first session, and I'm really enjoying the track, but unfortunately it didn't go so well in the second session," said Lin.

In the second session Lin only managed 5th fastest, with young Philipino driver Tyson Sy (Team Goddard QHR) taking second and local favourite Kyong-Ouk YOU (Team BMW Korea E-Rain) taking third. Indian movie-star tuned racer Ajit Kumar (Team India Racing) had a stellar qualifying session to take 4th. Less than 0.2 secs separates 2nd from 5th.

Meritus' rookie driver from Malaysia, TJ Chin, continued his superb form in testing to qualify 8th in both session. This proves that the instruction he's been receiving from Meritus and the BMW Driver Coach Paul Spooner has improved his racecraft, as he had been languishing in the bottom half during the start of the season. "My initial target was to qualify in the top 10, so I was really pleased when I found out I was 8th. I really like this track, and I hope to produce the same performance in the race tomorrow [Sunday]," said the delighted Chin.

The success of Team Meritus would not be possible without the kind support of our sponsors Pacific Regency Hotel Apartments, Pan Global Insurance, Honeywell and Taiwan - Touch Your Heart.

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Series Road racing
Drivers Keiko Ihara , Tyson Sy , Paul Spooner , Ajith Kumar