04 Sep 2022 Zhong Ke won Circuit Hero-One race with a clear advantage
Zhuhai International Circuit
On September 4th, the 2022, Zhuhai Motorsports Association Club Race ushered in the Circuit Hero-One race, Audi R8 LMS, Lotus Elise, Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and other supercars competed against each other, and finally, No. 55 Zhong Ke from MP Racing won the race with a clear advantage.
Circuit Hero-One Race started at 12:00, with a total of 15 laps and 13 drivers participating. The race started with a rolling start. No. 55 iZhong Ke, led into the T1 corner, maintained a good speed and held the first position, followed by No. 88 Chen Zi-Yang.
At the beginning of the second lap, the No. 58 car stopped on the grass at the T14 corner, and then the No. 77 car broke down and finally stopped at the grass at the T8 corner, and the safety car was dispatched.
The race resumed on the fifth lap. No. 55 Zhong Ke and No. 88 Chen Zi-Yang competed for the first place, and gradually widened the gap with the following car. The gap between No. 28 Xiong Jia-Bao and No. 11 Liu Hui is small, and they fought for fourth place overall and second place in Group D.
Halfway through the race, No. 94 Guan Yue-Ming gradually caught up with No. 11 Liu Hui, and the fight among the trio became increasingly fierce. No. 11 Liu Hui successfully overtook at T9 bend, passing No. 28 Xiong Jia-Bao to come second in Group D and fourth overall. At this time, No. 55 Zhong Ke was running faster and faster, ranking first overall, and had opened the lead to 5.759 seconds.
On the 11th lap, No. 94 Guan Yue-Ming, approached No. 11 Liu Hui, and made a successful overtake on the straight to run fourth. In the last 2 laps, No. 55 Zhong Ke has opened up an advantage of nearly 11 seconds. No. 88 Chen Zi-Yang and No. 65 Lin Cheng-Hua are still ranked second and third. In the end, the top three were No. 55 Zhong Ke, No. 88 Chen Zi-Yang, and No. 65 Lin Cheng-Hua.
In terms of class results, the top three in Class C are MP Racing No. 55 Zhong Ke, Gaoge Racing Team No. 88 Chen Zi-Yang, and Team Pro Spec No. 94 Guan Yue-Ming; the top three in Class D are QMA Motorsports No. 65 Lin Cheng-Hua and Tianshi Racing Team No. 11 Liu Hui, Xinghuo & Kaiser KGS pitshop No. 28 Xiong Jia-Bao; the top three in Class F are No. 33 Luo Yao-Zhi of Gaoge Racing Team and No. 1 Feng Zi-Feng of Lifeng Racing Team.
Overall winner No. 55 Zhong K, said, "Thanks to the open practice a few days ago, I was able to maintain a very good competitive state, and the car is in very good condition today. The car responds well and I pulled away from the very beginning. I'm very happy to pull out a gap from the opposition and finally win the race."
No. 88 Chen Zi-Yang, the 1st runner-up driver, said, "The weather was very hot, and I ran as hard as I could. It was my first time to participate in the Circuit Hero-One race and I was able to get on the podium. I am very excited and very happy. "
No. 65 driver Lin Cheng-Hua, the second runner-up, said, "This is the first time I have participated in this kind of official competition. The overall atmosphere of the competition is very good, and I also quickly found my form. At the same time, it is also the first time for me to race at the Zhuhai International Circuit. It was very exciting, very fun, I will come to participate in the race again in the future."