New important result for Team KIA Racing China and Hexathron Racing Systems in the fifth round of the China Touring Car Championship in Ningbo with a double victory by Leo Ye Hongli.
In Race 1, the chinese driver was able to pass Darryl O’Young (BAIC Senova) in the last corner before the chequered flag with a perfect overtake that was only possible due to the reduced tire wear, on the setup developed by Hexathron Racing Systems team represented during this event by Eng. Giorgio Ferro, Erik Turlejski and Max Maximenko.
In the second race, after a perfect start, the Team KIA Racing China driver has gained positions lap after lap, climbing from ninth place to the head of the race, finishing in front of his team-mate Jason Zhang.
A very important result for both Drivers and Manufacturers’ championship standings, in which the team headed by John Ling is now leading had has increased the gap.
In fact, with this result, Leo Ye Hongli extends the lead with 25.5 points ahead of another KIA K3 2.0T (Jason Zhang), while among the Manufacturers, Team KIA Racing China (Dongfeng Yueda KIA) is leading with 52.5 points ahead of Shanghai VW 333 team.
The CTCC will be back on track already next weekend on the Wuhan street circuit.