Teamwork do the double on Sunday at Zhejian Shaoxing
Teamwork Motorsport pair Jason Zhang and Sunny Wong took a win apiece in the second of the back-to-back TCR Asia meetings at the Zhejian Shaoxing circuit.
Jason Zhang had started the race from pole position in his Lynk & Co with the similar car of Yan Chuang second quickest – albeit behind the three CTCC Volkswagens on the grid – and David Zhu, winner of one of the two races on Saturday in third spot.
Zhang blasted away at the front when the lights went out to take the lead into turn one, with Zhu getting ahead of Chuang when he was baulked by one of the VWs and forced to ease off to avoid contact.
As Zhang charged away at the front, Wong managed to get ahead of Chuang on lap two to make it a Teamwork 1-2-3, with the MGs of Juan Carlos Zhu and Rodolfo Avila – the other winner from Saturday – giving chase behind.
Chuang wasn’t prepared to give up his place however, and heading into lap three, he dived down the inside of Wong into turn one to reclaim his podium spot.
When Wong did finally managed to get through into third, he was able to break away as Chuang was attacked by Juan Carlos Zhu – contact between the pair on lap five tipping the Lynk & Co into a spin and breaking the suspension on the MG.
At the front, Zhang was untroubled as he romped to a comfortable win ahead of the two CTCC cars, with Zhu and Wong rounding out the TCR podium behind to complete a 1-2-3 for Teamwork.
Zhendong Zhang’s MG would be the closest challenger ahead of the Audis of Ruan Can Fan and Wu Yifan, with Avila having dropped out the race with a mechanical issue that saw him MG slow mid-way through.
Race two saw Sunny Wong line up on pole ahead of Zhendong Zhang, Avila and David Zhu and he led the field into turn one one ahead of the MG, with Zhu managing to get up to third as Avila slipped back down the order.
As the CTCC VW of Zak Gao grabbed the overall advantage, Wong led the early stages of the TCR battle from Zhendong Zhang and Zhu, with race one winner Jason Zhang dropping out of the top ten battle with a puncture.
Zhendong Zhang briefly made a bid for the lead on lap six but couldn’t make it stick and Wong would then edge away from the MG to pick up the win and give Teamwork three wins from the four races across the weekend.
Zhang took second, with one of the Volkwagens having got between him and Wong, with David Zhu in third – again behind one of the SAIC Volkswagen 333 entries in the overall results.
Avila recovered from his poor start to grab fourth, with the top six rounded out by Juan Carlos Zhu and Ruan Can Fan.