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Schnabl Engineering -LKM- Team Jebsen and Darryl O'Young rea

08-10-2007

Returning to the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Darryl O'Young managed to continue his great performance of 2006 at once. Technically supported by Sven Schnabl and the car of Schnabl Engineering, which he steers in the Porsche Carrera Cup too, O'Young was in best shape. After winning the title in 2006 the pilot from Hong Kong drove again a race in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. Already in qualifying of the 9th and 10th round of the championship in the framework of the chinese F1 GP in Shanghai, O'Young showed his goord performance. With a time of 2:10.511 minutes he was a half second faster than Tim Sudgen. The 41 years old Briton, who actually takes part in the ALMS and FIA GT, was his hardest opponent this weekend.

First race was really thrilling! After a good start Darryl O'Young came back second from the first lap. The following eight laps both showed a worth seeing fight on the 5,451 Kilometres long circuit and none of them made any mistake. But then O'Young was able to overtake the Briton, until the latter managed a counter attack in the last but one lap. Again O'Young took his chance to take rank one but in the very end Sudgen was slightly quicker and decided the race in his favour. Afterwards Sven Schnabl was exalted: "This was a great race and absolutely fair. Four times lead changed among the two drivers. Sudgen is not easy to be beaten, he has a lot of experience and is leading the championship. So O'Youngs performance has to be rewarded even higher."

In the second race O'Young repeated his skills. Unfortunately he started second, being placed on the right wet side, whereas the left side was dry. So he dropped back to rank five up to the first corner. But he recovered and caught up again. Classified third he had a spin due to the difficult weather conditions and dropped back to five once more. he was lacking about five seconds to the front men but did not retire at all. In the end he managed to take rank three and the podium again and even managed a gap of about five seconds to the fourth placed driver. Gap to place two was only 1.5 seconds finally, but could not be reduced since rain set in.

After this success Sven Schnabl and Darryl O'Young will take part in the last two racing weekends in Zhuhai (China) on 03./04. November and Macau in November too.

Qualifying Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in Shanghai (07.10.07)
1. D. O'YOUNG Schnabl Engineering LKM Team Jebsen 2:10.511
2. T. SUGDEN GruppeM Racing 2:11.011 0.500
3. M. LEE Marchy LEE 2:11.261 0.750
4. C. JONES SCC Racing China 2:11.474 0.963
5. K. SAWA Cref Motorsports 2:11.580 1.069
6. N. ALBON Team Vertu 2:11.780 1.269
7. A. LI Sunseeker Asia 2:12.963 2.452
8. D. MALAGAMUWA Team Hayashi 2:13.593 3.082
9. G. MORGAN Geoffrey MORGAN 2:13.773 3.262
10. W. CONNOR II William E. CONNOR II 2:15.489 4.978
11. W. MOK Team PCS Racing 2:15.607 5.096
12. M. CHOO Melvin CHOO Kwok Ming 2:15.634 5.123
13. P. MA Philip MA 2:16.560 6.049
14. T. HAMMAM Tunku HAMMAM 2:17.136 6.625
15. Y. SIU SIU Yuk Lung 2:18.200 7.689
16. P. BOYLAN Peter BOYLAN 2:18.476 7.965
Race 1 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in Shanghai (06.10.07)
1. T. SUGDEN GruppeM Racing 26:27.648
2. D. O'YOUNG Schnabl Engineering LKM Team Jebsen 26:27.940 0.292
3. M. LEE Marchy LEE 26:34.097 6.449
4. C. JONES SCC Racing China 26:36.969 9.321
5. K. SAWA Cref Motorsports 26:37.552 9.904
6. D. MALAGAMUWA Team Hayashi 27:06.175 38.527
7. G. MORGAN Geoffrey MORGAN 27:33.404 65.756
8. T. HAMMAM Tunku HAMMAM 27:34.405 66.757
9. W. CONNOR II William E. CONNOR II 27:49.178 81.530
10. A. LI Sunseeker Asia 27:50.043 82.395
11. W. MOK Team PCS Racing 27:50.429 82.781
12. P. MA Philip MA 27:55.170 87.522
13. P. BOYLAN Peter BOYLAN 27:57.755 90.107
14. Y. SIU SIU Yuk Lung 28:11.508 103.860
15. M. CHOO Melvin CHOO Kwok Ming 28:37.742 130.094
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N. ALBON (A) Team Vertu
Race 2 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in Shanghai (07.10.07)
1. T. SUGDEN GruppeM Racing 26:53.845
2. C. JONES SCC Racing China 26:57.926 4.081
3. D. O'YOUNG Schnabl Engineering LKM Team Jebsen 26:59.501 5.656
4. M. LEE Marchy LEE 27:04.284 10.439
5. K. SAWA Cref Motorsports 27:22.945 29.100
6. N. ALBON Team Vertu 27:37.426 43.581
7. D. MALAGAMUWA Team Hayashi 27:44.267 50.422
8. G. MORGAN Geoffrey MORGAN 27:55.644 61.799
9. A. LI Sunseeker Asia 27:56.187 62.342
10. W. CONNOR II William E. CONNOR II 28:09.018 75.173
11. M. CHOO Melvin CHOO Kwok Ming 28:14.080 80.235
12. W. MOK Team PCS Racing 28:15.656 81.811
13. P. BOYLAN Peter BOYLAN 28:18.174 84.329
14. T. HAMMAM Tunku HAMMAM 28:21.988 88.143
15. Y. SIU SIU Yuk Lung 28:48.874 115.029
16. P. MA Philip MA 29:12.711 138.866

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