Han Han of Shanghai VW 333 Racing took his third win of the season at the fifth round of the CTCC at the Ordos International Circuit. Han’s team-mate Wang Rue finished second with Rainey He of Chang’an Ford FRD Team in third.
The pole-sitter Rainey He made a mistake on the opening lap and dropped to eighth place. Han Han, Guo Hua Yang and Wang Rue were able to move up into the top three positions as a result.
There was more trouble for the Chang’an Ford FRD Team on top of He’s error; Fan Guo Xian also lost several positions at the start, whilst Andy Yan was forced to pit on lap two with a puncture. Jiang Tengyi retired on the tenth lap, pulling straight into the garage.
Rainey He overtook Wang Rue on lap nine, but he was spun around when he tried to overtake Guo Hua Yang four laps later, which dropped him back to fourth. The three Volkswagen Polos held on after this to initially complete a clean podium sweep for the Shanghai VW 333 Racing team.
Guo Hua Yang was later penalised for his role in the incident with Rainey He, which gave He the final spot on the podium.
Ziang Zhi Qiang of G Racing had an action-packed battle with Cheung Hon Bil of GDTV TSB Racing during the latter part of the race. Cheung was able to pass Ziang on the last lap and claimed what became fourth position following Guo’s exclusion.
The sixth round of the 2012 CTCC will be held on September 23rd at the Guangdong International Circuit.