Fantastic season for Hexathron Racing Systems and Team KIA Racing in the 2015 China Touring Car Championship: in the last race at Beijing FASC circuit last week end, the chinese-korean team won the Manufacturers championship in the most important motorsport series in China, where the KIA K3s race cars have won a total of three races with many podium finishes throughout the season; without the incident happened just after the start caused by Rainey He (Ford), who eliminated Jason Zhang (who was fighting for the championship crown for KIA), also the laurel in the drivers’ standing might have been conquered by KIA and Hexathron Racing Systems. The partnership between KIA Racing and Hexathron Racing Systems allowed the team to improve its competitiveness and quality of work, thanks to the technical support by Marco Calovolo, Federico Turrata and Oscar Jimenez Martinez, who joined the team in all eight rounds of the series, in add to the offsite development of the car done at italian engineering company.
Marco Calovolo (Hexathron Racing Systems CEO): “For sure it has been a great season for the official KIA Racing Team and for Hexathron Racing Systems in the China Touring Car Championship. Compared to 2014, the KIA K3s race cars had a huge step forward in terms of performance and reliability, especially about the engine and chassis sectors. I cannot hide that, after the first round, we were surprised by this improvements, and we have continued to work hard in order to increase the overall quality of the car and to allow both team and drivers to fight for the win every weekend, and of course for the crown. Engineers Federico Turrata and Oscar Jimenez Martinez did a great job with the whole team. 2016 is already around the corner and with KIA we are working to finalize soon the plan for the upcoming season.”
In terms of numbers, KIA Racing Team China won the 1st place in the 2015 China Touring Car Championship Manufacturers’ standing while, about the drivers, Jason Zhang, Jim Ka To and Larry Lin Le Feng have finished respectively as 3rd, 4th and 8th.