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12 09/2021

Shell Teamwork Lynk & Co Racing Sweep Shanghai Weekend

Shell Teamwork Lynk & Co Racing won both rain-affected races of TCR Asia Round 2 at Shanghai International Circuit, with Ma Qinghua dominated Race 1 and Zhang Zhiqiang triumphed from pole in Race 2.


Race 1 started under dry condition, Ma held his lead and MG XPOWER driver Rodolfo Avila struggled to get his car away from second position. Sunny Wong had a great launch that enough to claim second and Zhang Zhendong was up to third.

Zhang Zhendong passed Wong soon, Avila slightly contacted with Wong’s Lynk & Co 03 TCR, which caused the red car into a spin then collected by Wu Yifan’s Audi RS 3 LMS from 326 MMK Racing Team. This accident brought out the Safety Car.


Race resumed on Lap 3, Ma tried his best to get away while Zhang Zhendong and Avila switched positions. Another Lynk & Co driver Zhang Zhiqiang already up to fourth with closing the MGs quickly.


Intense battles continued and the rain has arrived, the Safety Car was deployed for second time. Ma and his team responded immediately to get the wet tyres on, which was proven as the right tactic in the rest of the race.


Ma secured his third victory by more than 20 seconds. Liu Zichen from 326 MMK Racing Team and Wang Tao from AHRT was fighting for P2 until the last moment, Liu just crossed the line in front of Wang.


In Race 2, Zhang Zhiqiang started from the first position after the gird has been reversed. He managed to pulled away from the rest of the field when the lights went off. Though showers became heavier in the midway of the race, Zhang Zhiqiang still controlled the whole race with a comfortable advantage.


Zhang Zhiqiang ended his teammate Ma’s winning streak by taken his first win of the season, Ma finished P2 and Cao Hongwei from MG XPOWER finished P3.

2021 competition season
team score ranking
  • 2 MG XPOWER 281Pt.
  • 3 326 RACING TEAM 121Pt.
  • 4 Z.Speed 117Pt.
  • 5 HUFFSPORT TM 61Pt.
  • 6 ZZRT 21Pt.
  • 7 FANCY 18Pt.
  • 8 TEAM ENDLESS 18Pt.
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