André Couto storms to pole for TCR China Race 1 at Ningbo

André Couto has taken pole position on his motorsport return at the Ningbo International Speedpark, outqualifying his closest rival by 1.2 seconds in his MacPro Racing Honda Civic TCR.

Couto’s time of 1:53.296 secured the Macanese driver pole position ahead of Zhu Zhen Yu’s CUS Team Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR.

Li Lin was third fastest, just two-tenths behind, with Alex Hui qualifying in fourth in the Teamwork Motorsport Volkswagen.

Kang Jian Zhong was fifth fastest in the second of the MacPro Hondas, with eight cars entered for the weekend.

Qualifying 2 follows at 17:20 local time (11:20 CEST).