Asia Racing Team Announces Two-Car Entry for Zhuhai 700km Race

Zhuhai last year
Zhuhai start last year

Asia Racing Team will enter two SEAT Leon TCR DSG cars in the “Circuit Hero 700km" on the Zhuhai International Circuit next month (7-8 December).

Confirmation of the two-car entry for the races comes after a strong result in the last year’s race, where the Spanish-built machines run by the Zhuhai circuit based team finished first and second in the Class A and conquered an astonishing third place overall.

For the second consecutive time with a 700 km distance, the endurance race is a mix of GT and Touring cars and it is divided into five classes. Asia Racing Team successful SEAT Leon TCR DSG cars join the Class A for Touring Cars with engine capacity over 2,001cc.

For the estimated 4 hour and 45 minute driving duties, the two cars will be split between seven drivers. Asia Racing Team will field the No. 8 Leon TCR with Hong Kong drivers Steven Chen, Henry Yeung and Jacky Wong Yiu Ming. The No. 68 entry will feature former Japanese F3 driver Guillaume Cunnington, alongside ex-Asian Formula Renault Series and Le Mans Sprint Cup driver Sebastien Mailleux and racing debutants Pierre-Yves Philippon and Scott Reinert.

Asia Racing Team’s Team Manager Rodolfo Avila said: “The Zhuhai 700-km remains one of the end of the season highlights of the motorsport in South China. We have a motivating driver line-up, with a mix of amateur drivers and drivers with some international experience, which can take on anything in what we expect to be a very competitive class at the race. Last year we proved to have a good package, but this is a long race and many things can happen. "

The build-up to the big race starts on Friday (December 6th) with technical scrutineering and the single 70-minute official practice. A 30-minute qualifying session on Saturday at 10:30 sets the grid for Sunday’s race at 11:00 (local time GMT+8).

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