Macanese racer Henry Ho Wai Kun has announced plans to enter the 2016 TCR Asia Series season at the wheel of a JAS Motorsport-built Honda Civic.
Ho, a multiple Macau Touring Car Champion, made an appearance in the season finale of the 2015 TCR International Series, racing his vivid pink Civic around the Circuito da Guia street track.
Now Ho plans to embark on a full season of racing in the second year of the TCR Asia Series.
“I think TCR is a very successful formula throughout the world and I like what the concept is doing for touring cars,” he explained. “As an official driver for Honda China, and with the support of JAS Motorsport, I feel we can be very competitive in the Asian series, especially after the Civic TCR claimed the title last year, and the 2016 International Series has already shown the Honda to be a very fast and capable challenger.
“It was nice to get a feel for the car in Macau, even though my two races were shortened by issues outside of our control, but I feel sure that we can be competitive this season very quickly, even though many of the circuits we’ll compete on this season are new to me.”
Ho has yet to sort out all of the logistical details of his entry, but he is already looking forward to racing against long-time rival Andy Yan, who was recently revealed as entering the championship.
“I had a great battle in the CTCC last year with Andy Yan who has just revealed he will be in TCR Asia this year,” added Ho. “Sadly I missed one round of that championship [CTCC] last year, so couldn’t take the fight all the way to the final round, but I will be doing my best to go after the crown this year, regardless of who the competition will be.
“I’m really looking forward to the opening round in South Korea, and have to thank my family and the Macau Government for supporting me to follow my dreams.”
The 2016 TCR Asia Series season kicks off at the Korea International Circuit in South Korea on 14-15 May.