Hong Kong driver Philip Lawrence Kadoorie was second for Team TRC, making an impressive debut on the Guia Circuit and making it a Mercedes-Benz AMG 1-2 at the flag. Chinese Taipei’s Chang Wei Chung took a well-deserved third in his 852 Challengers Aston Martin Vantage.
Twenty-three cars, representing Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ginetta, KTM, Lotus and Mercedes-Benz, contested the inaugural race which was interrupted by two safety car periods and saw three retirements.
All eyes were on Chang Wei Chung in the BSEM Aston Martin Racing Vantage as he was forced to defend his fourth-place position hard from Chang Chien Shang in the MP Racing KTM X-Bow in the early part of the race. Buzzing all over the back of the MP Racing driver, Chang Chien Shang made several attempts to overtake but the Aston Martin had a better run on the straight-line leaving him unable to find a way past.
After the three-lap Safety Car intervention to clear Liang Kwok Keung’s Lotus Exige S, Chang Wei Chung made one more charge but got it all wrong before Lisboa, ending up in the runoff area.
Next Chang Wei Chung began to home in on third-placed David Pun, but Pun got it all wrong at the last turn of the penultimate lap, ending up in the barrier at R Bend and leaving a clear path to the podium for Chang Wei Chung.