Dan Lloyd claims dominant victory in Shanghai

Dan Lloyd claims dominant victory in Shanghai

Dan Lloyd
Photo: TCR Media

Dongfeng Honda Racing’s Dan Lloyd claimed victory in the opening TCR Asia / China race at the Shanghai International Circuit, passing team-mate Martin Xie at the half-way stage to claim victory in race one.

Lloyd, who is contesting the full TCR China season, followed his Honda Civic team-mate for the first five laps before getting past Xie and romping away to victory with a comfortable four-second margin.

Liqui Moly Team Engstler’s Luca Engstler was the best of the Hyundai drivers, claiming second as the top TCR Asia finisher, having moved up to third at the start of the race. The German then got past Xie at the same time that Lloyd moved into the lead of the race, although he had no answer to the Brit’s pace.

Xie completed the podium in third, having fallen away from Engstler by a further three seconds by the time the chequered flag flew.

Solite Indigo Racing’s Pepe Oriola was fourth in his Hyundai, the Spaniard moving up from ninth on the grid and benefitting when Alex Liu and Alex Hui made contact on the opening lap, which forced the latter to retire his Audi. Oriola had briefly held the final podium place, before Xie re-took the position.

The second Team Engstler Hyundai of Diego Moran was fifth, ahead of Terry Huang’s NewFaster Audi in sixth.

Teamwork Motorsport’s Sunny Wong, also racing in TCR UK this year, had been running in sixth but the Audi driver had to retire with just two laps left to run due to a turbo issue, having earlier been keeping the pressure on Oriola and Moran ahead.

Race two is scheduled to get underway at 09:45 local time (03:45 CEST, 02:45 BST).

Race result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 77 Daniel LLOYD Dongfeng Honda MacPro Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR 10 23:11.574 2:17.616 2
2 1 Luca ENGSTLER Liqui Moly Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 4.140 2:18.022 5
3 55 Martin XIE Xin Zhe Dongfeng Honda MacPro Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR 10 7.660 2:17.437 1
4 74 Pepe ORIOLA Solite Indigo Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 7.999 2:18.341 9
5 23 Diego MORAN Liqui Moly Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 9.571 2:18.893 3
6 81 Terry HUANG Chu Han Liqui Moly Team NewFaster Audi RS3 LMS TCR 10 19.552 2:18.961 12
7 97 KIM Jin Soo Solite Indigo Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 30.495 2:19.832 15
8 88 Kelvin WONG Kiang Kuan Elegant Racing Team CUPRA TCR 10 31.957 2:19.918 7
9 20 Daniel MIRANDA Eurasia Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 33.452 2:20.089 8
10 88 Kenneth LOOK Liqui Moly Team NewFaster Audi RS3 LMS TCR 10 33.622 2:20.510 16
11 30 GAO Hua Yang Eurasia Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 40.174 2:20.114 14
12 3 Roland HERTNER Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 10 46.619 2:22.048 17
13 99 Lin LI Leo Racing Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 10 49.669 2:20.816 13
14 65 Douglas KHOO Kok Hui Viper Niza Racing CUPRA TCR 10 50.653 2:22.013 21
15 4 Adam KHALID Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 10 55.632 2:20.098 11
16 33 Alex LIU Lic Ka Liqui Moly Team NewFaster CUPRA TCR 10 1:20.039 2:22.550 10
17 48 James WONG Champ T.A. Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 10 1:57.008 2:27.832 19
18 56 Michael WONG Champ T.A. Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 10 1:57.468 2:26.840 20
R 12 Sunny WONG Yat Shing Teamwork Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 8 DNF 2:18.608 4
R 26 Filipe Clemente DE SOUZA Champ T.A. Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 7 DNF 2:20.711 18
R 11 Alex HUI Ka Tai Teamwork Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 1 DNF N/A 6