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Ma Qing Hua wins chaotic, twice red-flagged second Zhuzhou race

Ma Qing Hua won upon his TCR China return, winning from fourth on the grid in a chaotic Zhuzhou finale which was packed with incidents and red-flagged twice.

Lynk & Co driver Zhu Yuan Jie started from pole position but was quickly swamped by the field.

Instead it was Rainey He who made the best start from second on the grid to take the lead ahead Teamwork Motorsport driver Ma Qing Hua.

And the TCR World Tour driver made the process quick, passing Rainey He before the end of the first lap and went into a lead he was to keep for the remaining part of the race.

The first red flag came as Zhang Hongyu stopped on track with a suspension failure on lap two.

The race was resumed with 12 minutes left, seeing a tough fight develop for second place between Rainey He (Hyundai), David Zhu (Lynk & Co) and André Couto (Honda).

But the fight was interrupted on lap eight as 326 Racing Team driver went hard into the wall following contact with another driver, left stationary on track and the red flags were brought out for a second time.

The race resumed after 30 minutes with four minutes left of the race and the fight for second place took off once again.

Reigning champion David Zhu made a late dive on Rainey He who pushed the Lynk & Co driver off track at the exit of the corner.

David Zhu hit the wall and was forced to retire while the Hyundai driver could continue. Couto was the winner of the incident, sneaking past both to snatch second place.

The chequered flag was waved on lap 12, with Ma Qing Hua winning ahead of Dongfeng Honda driver Couto and Hyundai N Team driver Rainey He.

Race 1 winner Jack Young fought his way up to finish fourth ahead of Martin Cao and Max Hart.

Young heads the standings on 159 points ahead of Cao on 153 and Jaso Zhang on 127.

The season finale will take place in Macau on November 16-19.