Very positive debut of the new KIA K3 Sedan in 2016 China Touring Car Championship 2last weekend in Nanjing, where the korean car got a fantastic win in the first round of the season. The cars entered by works Team KIA Racing China and supported by Hexathron Racing Systems, have quickly shown excellent performance among all new 1.6T models: in qualify, the KIA K3 Sedan set an amazing 1-2-3, setting the pole position with Leo Yi followed by his team mates Jim Ka to and Jason Zhang; in Race 1 they made a good second and third place, respectively with Jason Zhang and Jim Ka To, which step up on the first position in Race 2, with Ka To as winner ahead Zhang.
Marco Calovolo (Hexathron Racing Systems CEO): “The new KIA K3 Sedan was born very well, as we had seen in the pre-season testing; with the data acquired in the test, we have delivered the first updates for Nanjing races, showing immediately a very good performance and reliability. Obviously we can not sleep, the championship is long and the level is very high, and we have to work hard in order to keep the car on top. The team has worked well and, thanks to the joint work between China, Korea and Italy, in the next round we should have more important developments.”
The second round of China Touring Car Championship is scheduled at Zhuhai International Circuit on 5-6 June.