Photo: Teamwork Motorsport

David Zhu wins Shanghai finale behind the safety car

Reigning TCR Asia champion David Zhu won the final TCR China race of the weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit, a race which ended behind the safety car.

Dongfeng Honda driver Jack Young held the lead initially but came under pressure from Zhu early on and dropped down, ultimately retiring to the pits at the end of the race with a tyre issue.

Hyundai N Team driver Andy Yan fought Young for second place and made the move stick with eight minutes left of the race.

Jinyutu GYT Racing driver Zheng Wancheng was initially involved in the fight for the top three as well, but had to retire due to a tyre issue.

Disaster struck former TCR UK driver Max Hart who was forced to retire his Hyundai Elantra N TCR with five minutes left of the race due to a technical issue.

The sole MG driver of the field, Wei Pengda of Jinyutu GYT Racing, was also forced to retire at this point and came to a half on track, bringing out the safety car.

The safety car remained on track for the rest of the race, with Zhu winning the race ahead of Yan.

Shell Lynk 6 Co Teamwork Motorsport team-mates Sunny Wong and Jason Zhang claimed positions three and four, with Hyundai driver Yang Xiao Wei in fifth.

Audi driver Wu Yifan of 326 Racing Team rounded off the top six.

The next TCR China race takes place on June 23-25 at the Zhejiang Circuit.