TW Steel, the ‘Official Watch and Timing Partner’ of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport crowned Miss Dyan Zou Xiao Qian as the winner of ‘Miss TW Steel China’ in Chengdu City today as Round 2 of the 2008-09 A1GP season played out at the Chengdu International Circuit in the Sichuan Province of China.
The second leg of TW Steel’s global search to find ‘Miss TW Steel 2008-09’, with the grand finale to be held at Brands Hatch in England in May 2009, stopped in China this weekend following a successful debut at the opening round of the new A1GP season at Zandvoort in The Netherlands last month.
The 10 finalists proved to be an immediate hit with the enthusiastic Chengdu crowed as they faced the judging panel between Sunday’s Sprint and Feature races. The judges charged with the task of picking a winner included Jordy Cobelens, Managing Director of TW Steel, Michael Farnan, Director of the Chengdu Blades – the local Chinese Super League football team, and A1GP TV presenters Diana Binks and James Hinchcliffe.
After much deliberating the panel selected Dyan Zou Xiao Qian, from Qiandao, as the winner of ‘Miss TW Steel China’. The 21-year-old will now represent China in the final in May competing against the winners from nine other A1GP host-nation countries for the title of ‘Miss TW Steel 2008-09’, $25,000 in prize money and a photo-shoot with a top lifestyle magazine.
“We’ve had a great time here in Chengdu selecting ‘Miss TW Steel China’,” said TW Steel’s Jordy Cobelens. “We’ve enjoyed being here showing our support for the Sichuan Province alongside A1GP following the earthquakes earlier this year. The competition for ‘Miss TW Steel China’ was certainly tougher than the panel expected but in Dyan I think we’ve found a great ambassador and we look forward to seeing her again in the final at Brands Hatch next year. I’d like to congratulate her on winning today’s competition while also congratulating A1 Team Ireland and A1 Team Portugal for their victories here in China today.”
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