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Shaun Thong Wrapped Up Audi Sport TT Cup Season in 6th Overall

Hockenheim Circuit, Germany                         17-18 October, 2015

Season Finale Audi Sport TT Cup 2015

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The 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup has came to an end here in Hockenheim Circuit, alongside the finale of the 2015 DTM season. Audi Sport Customer Racing Asia's talent Shaun Thong concluded his first Touring Car season in 6th overall. 

On Saturday the Hong Kong young gun qualified 4th on the grid, just 0.3 behind Audi Sport's Factory driver Rene Rast from Pole Position. However Thong suffered from suspension failure immediately after the lights went off and he dropped out of contention. On Sunday's Race 2, Thong also suffer from tough luck after starting from 5th after an early contact which damaged his steering column but managed to gathered valuable points in P12 to secure 6th Overall in the championship. 

To recap the 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup season, Shaun Thong's only podium and only win was from the German street circuit Norisring where he show cased his adaptability in changing conditions in qualifying and race to secure a double Pole Position and a race win. 

Thong also took 2 top 10 finishes in Nurburgring after intense battle with the leading pack but he ran out of Push to Pass at the end to launch an attack to the front. 

" It wasn't the weekend i want to finish the season, my speed is promising this weekend and i was really aiming to finish top 3 in the championship although the chance is very minimal. But after starting from P4 and P5 and yet failing to secure a good finish, it is disappointing but it is positive on the other hand that i have learnt how to race better in the future. I enjoyed my season with the Audi Sport TT Cup although it took me awhile to fully understand the car, but i believed the experience i had this year will aid me in the future." Said Thong. 

A Magical Weekend for Shaun Thong at the Audi Sport TT-Cup Norisring!

Norisring Street Circuit, Germany                          27-28 June, 2015

Rnd#3/4 Audi Sport TT Cup 2015

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Hong Kong's Shaun Thong took a light to flag victory in the renown Norisring Street circuit in Hamburg, Germany after he started from Pole Position under the changing weather conditions and held off his rival for 15 laps and took home his first ever victory in the inaugural Audi Sport TT Cup and also his first in Touring Cars racing. 

" I am lost of words!! But i am extremely delighted to have put my beautiful Audi TT Cup racer on a double pole position this weekend and now i have converted my Pole Position into a race win! Thank you my mechanics and my helper Tim for make every decisions on spot and providing me a winning car. It was a really good recover from the first weekend in Hockenheim as that weekend was really rough but after today's result i am more relief and knowing I am able to win boost my confidence a lot more! " Said Thong. 

However the winning streak did not continue on Sunday although Thong made a rocket start off the line but a cold rear tire at lap 1 has spun him around and dropped the 3rd. He lost further places in the race due to racing incidents contact but he came home 16th, gaining valuable points for the championship. 

Solid result for Hong kong rising star Shaun Thong's 24H Nurburgring Debut!

Nurburgring Nordschleife, Germany                           18th May, 2015

2015 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nurburgring

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Shaun Thong completed his first 24 Hours of Nurburgring with a Solid P12 finish, it also marks a successful weekend for Thong and his team. 

Marchy Lee started the race and and his stint was then took over by Ex Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong and Chinese star Franky Cheng later on. Shaun Thong was the 4th driver to get into the car and was lapping consistently at 8:40 pace which was impressive with the Hard Compound Michelin S9L. 

Whilst Yoong and Cheng fought hard through the night under difficult situation under fog and damp conditions, the #15 Audi R8 LMS Ultra made it through the night safely and was moved up to P15 after avoiding failures and accidents in the Eifel. Shaun Thong was the first driver to start a stint in the morning at 7am and he made an amazing double stint and also recorded the teams fastest lap of the race at a 8:36 lap, eventually making 2 positions in his double stint and the car was then passed over to Yoong and Cheng whereas Lee was handed with an hour to go and the Full Asian Lineup crossed the line 12th to record their inaugural success of their ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nurburgring Excursion. 

" i think we could have gain 1 or 2 more positions at the closing stage if we push more but I am very pleased with 12th place for my first ever 24 Hours race and it was a true showcase of team spirit, my teammates did a fantastic job to hustle the car through this challenging yet unpredictable circuit. Moreover the whole TKL motorsport team worked 110% flat-out to achieve this result. I have to credit all mechanics and engineers who made this result possible for us! " Said Thong. 

 

24 Hours of Nurburgring Qualification Race

Nurburgring Nordschleife, Germany                     12th April, 2015

2015 24H 6Hours Qualification 

Shaun Thong has made a great return to the "Green Hell" for his second time here for the Qualification race of the 2015 24Hours of Nurburgring and delivered a solid P6 finish among his Full Asian line up team Alex Yoong, Marchy Lee and Frankie Cheng.

The team supported by Audi Race Experience TKL squad feels ready for the Main 24 Hours event in a month time and for the first time the Asian team will participate in the infamous 24 Hours of Nurburgring Endurance race.