Chen Takes First Pole of the Asian Touring Car Series 2011 Season

Published on April 26th, 2011

Chen Jun San of Team AAI/Buddy Club took the pole today for the Season Opener of the Asian Touring Car Series at the Guangdong International Circuit.

Chen clocked the fastest time of the day with 1:21.834 on the 2.8km circuit, having a 1.054 second lead from second placed man Paul Poon. The China Dragon Racing driver and his Chevrolet Lacetti will line up next to Chen ahead of teammate Samson Fung and Look Fong Racing Team’s Eric Kwong in third and fourth.

Kenneth Lau of J.A.S Racing will line up on the third row next to his teammate Chooi Koon Ming. The duo in their Honda Accord CL7’s are ahead of Japanese driver Hideharu Kuroki of Team IMSP and privateer Andy Yan Cheuk Wai.

Completing the top ten are 778 Autosport’s Lo Ka Chun and Lo Ka Fai in ninth and tenth respectively.

Chen Han Chen of of Team AAI/Buddy Club had an accident during the unofficial practice session yesterday damaging his front chassis badly in the incident. The driver is unharmed but was unable to participate in the qualifying and the race later today. The team is currently making repairs to the car in preparation for the second race tomorrow in which he will start from the back of the grid.

Round 1 of the Asian Touring Car Series will be held today at 5.15pm local time while Round 2 is scheduled for Sunday at 1.45pm.

words & pix: Motorsport Asia


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