Double pole for André Couto on racing return at Ningbo

André Couto has taken pole position for the second race of the TCR China Touring Car Championship this weekend at Ningbo International Speedpark, by over two seconds in his MacPro Racing Honda Civic TCR

Couto’s time of 1:52.774 was six-tenths faster than his pace in qualifying for the first race, putting the 41-year-old Macanese driver 2.2 seconds clear of Zhou Bi Huang’s CUS Team Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR.

Sunny Wong was third fastest in his Teamwork Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, 2.6 seconds off the pace, with Tang You Xi’s Honda and Tian Li Ying’s HE Racing Volkswagen completing the top five, with just five of the eight cars entered making it out for Q2.

The first race of the weekend is scheduled for 09:18 local time (CST) tomorrow (03:18 CEST), with Race 2 at 17:13 CST / 11:13 CEST.