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: Ho-Pin Tung Estoril summary

Ho-Pin Tung 7th in Portugese Superleague Formula race despite different technical problems Despite spending a long weekend at Estoril in Portugal with technical problems Ho-Pin Tung managed to finish the second race in 7th place. The Chinese ...

Ho-Pin Tung 7th in Portugese Superleague Formula race despite different technical problems

Despite spending a long weekend at Estoril in Portugal with technical problems Ho-Pin Tung managed to finish the second race in 7th place. The Chinese driver made his debut for his new team Galatasaray after driving the first half of the season for Atletico Madrid. "It was a difficult start with the new team, during the weekend we had a lot of different technical problems,'explains Ho-Pin after the race. "The team worked hard to solve the problems but we were always one step behind."

To sum it up:"In qualifying we had gearshift problems which took long to solve and was the cause missing a good result. In free practice we have changed an engine, the throttle didn't work properly and the ride height of the car was wrong. The result was that the setup of the car wasn't right due to the loss of tracktime.

Despite all the technical issues and a 16th starting position the Dutch Chinese managed to overtake 3 cars in the first lap. A damaged rear damper was the reason for him to be the first driver out of the race and a a result of that he was on pole position for the second race. "I had a bad start, lost four places en during the pitstop I lost another two places. The car didn't work on new tyres and finally at the end I could drive some fast laps."

-credit: hopintung.com

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