Martin Xie leads Dongfeng Honda 1-2 in TCR Asia / China qualifying

Martin Xie leads Dongfeng Honda 1-2 in TCR Asia / China qualifying

Martin Xie
Photo: TCR China

Martin Xie led a Dongfeng Honda 1-2 in qualifying for the joint TCR Asia and TCR China qualifying session at the Shanghai International Circuit, as Diego Moran was the top TCR Asia qualifier.

Xie led team-mate Daniel Lloyd by a margin of just over two tenths of a second, as the Honda Civic cars dominated the session, the duo having earlier also been quickest in Q1.

Liqui Moly Team Engstler’s Diego Moran was third in the leading Hyundai, after the Ecuadorian had his fastest lap reinstated having originally been classified in fifth.

Teamwork Motorsport’s Sunny Wong was fourth fastest, being second quickest of the TCR Asia contingent on the Hong Kong racer’s return to the series, just over six tenths from pole.

Points leader Luca Engstler was fifth fastest in his Team Engstler Hyundai, ahead of the second Teamwork Audi of Alex Hui in sixth.

Elegant Racing’s Kelvin Wong was seventh on his return to the series in the best of the CUPRAs, ahead of Eurasia Motorsport’s Daniel Miranda in eighth.

Completing the top ten and securing the reverse-grid front row for race two were Solite Indigo Racing’s Pepe Oriola in ninth and Liqui Moly Team NewFaster’s Alex Liu in tenth, the latter being part of the TCR China contingent this weekend.

Race one is scheduled to get underway at 15:45 local time (09:45 CEST, 08:45 BST).

Q2 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 55 Martin XIE Xin Zhe Dongfeng Honda MacPro Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR 3 2:16.626 0.000
2 77 Daniel LLOYD Dongfeng Honda MacPro Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR 2 2:16.872 0.246
3 23 Diego MORAN Liqui Moly Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 3 2:17.100 0.474
4 12 Sunny WONG Yat Shing Teamwork Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 3 2:17.248 0.622
5 1 Luca ENGSTLER Liqui Moly Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 3 2:17.325 0.699
6 11 Alex HUI Ka Tai Teamwork Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 4 2:18.014 1.388
7 88 Kelvin WONG Kiang Kuan Elegant Racing Team CUPRA TCR 3 2:18.023 1.397
8 20 Daniel MIRANDA Eurasia Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR 4 2:18.879 2.253
9 74 Pepe ORIOLA Solite Indigo Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 3 2:19.044 2.418
10 33 Alex LIU Lic Ka Liqui Moly Team NewFaster CUPRA TCR 4 2:19.403 2.777
11 4 Adam KHALID Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 3 2:19.442 2.816
12 81 Terry HUANG Chu Han Liqui Moly Team NewFaster Audi RS3 LMS TCR 3 2:19.748 3.122

Q1 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 55 Martin XIE Xin Zhe Dongfeng Honda MacPro Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR 5 2:17.025 0.000
2 77 Daniel LLOYD Dongfeng Honda MacPro Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK7 TCR 5 2:17.053 0.028
3 1 Luca ENGSTLER Liqui Moly Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 5 2:17.824 0.799
4 11 Alex HUI Ka Tai Teamwork Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 6 2:18.010 0.985
5 88 Kelvin WONG Kiang Kuan Elegant Racing Team CUPRA TCR 3 2:18.384 1.359
6 23 Diego MORAN Liqui Moly Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 2:18.408 1.383
7 12 Sunny WONG Yat Shing Teamwork Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 5 2:18.424 1.399
8 81 Terry HUANG Chu Han Liqui Moly Team NewFaster Audi RS3 LMS TCR 7 2:18.894 1.869
9 33 Alex LIU Lic Ka Liqui Moly Team NewFaster CUPRA TCR 7 2:19.128 2.103
10 20 Daniel MIRANDA Eurasia Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR 5 2:19.152 2.127
11 74 Pepe ORIOLA Solite Indigo Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 5 2:19.262 2.237
12 4 Adam KHALID Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 7 2:19.426 2.401
13 99 Lin LI Leo Racing Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 6 2:19.887 2.862
14 30 GAO Hua Yang Eurasia Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 2:20.042 3.017
15 97 KIM Jin Soo Solite Indigo Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 5 2:20.070 3.045
16 88 Kenneth LOOK Liqui Moly Team NewFaster Audi RS3 LMS TCR 6 2:20.317 3.292
17 3 Roland HERTNER Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 7 2:20.357 3.332
18 26 Filipe Clemente DE SOUZA Champ T.A. Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 5 2:20.791 3.766
19 65 Douglas KHOO Kok Hui Viper Niza Racing CUPRA TCR 7 2:21.495 4.470
20 48 James WONG Champ T.A. Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 7 2:23.685 6.660
21 56 Michael WONG Champ T.A. Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 7 2:25.518 8.493