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Rob Huff wins main Macau race that is red flagged twice

Rob Huff won his eleventh Macau race today, his sixth Guia main race win, and it was a chaotic race that was red flagged twice.

Newly crowned TCR China championship champion Ma Qing Hua took the lead of the race at the start from Huff.

But the Lynk & Co driver was in the lead for just one lap before Huff drove into the back of him at the exit of the fast Mandarin corner.

The contact sent Ma Qing Hua hard into the barriers, resulting in a retirement for the Teamwork Motorsport driver and the red flags brought out.

The race was halted as the barriers required lengthy repairs.

Huff headed the field as the race was restarted ahead of Jason Zhang and Andy Yan.

Honda driver Ryan Wong was next to hit the barriers, this time at Lisboa. This incident did however not require the red flags as the marshals were able to clear his stricken Honda Civic Type-R TCR quickly.

But the red flags came out for a second time as Yan Xi spun at the exit of Mandarin and was collected by Audi colleague Wu Yifan.

The crash meant that the race was ended after just six completed laps.

Huff won the race ahead of Lynk & Co driver Zhang and MG team-mate Andy Yan.

Sunny Wong crossed the line in fourth ahead of Maximum Motorsport driver Lo Sze Ho.

Filipe De Souza, Zhang Zhen Dong and Eurico De Jesus rounded off the top eight.

Rodolfo Ávila, who crashed out of the qualifying race yesterday, finished ninth in this race and second overall in the TCR China drivers’ standings, 20 points behind Ma Qing Hua.