WTCR Race of China Free Practice 1 flash: Home hero Ma fastest
China’s Ma Qinghua has begun his home round of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in style with the fastest time in Free Practice 1.
Driving an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR, Ma clocked a 1m51.419s best with Néstor Girolami second and title leader Esteban Guerrieri third in a second Honda Civic Type R TCR.
“First of all I am really happy to be back in China to race,” said Ma. “This is the half-season round and we approach the Asia season. I am very happy about the FP1. There are still a lot of things to work on after two months of the summer break. For sure we need to carry on the work tonight and tomorrow we will improve the performance.”
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