Darryl O'YoungDarryl O’Young repeated another strong fourth-place finish since Round 2 in Italy in May at the fifth round of the FIA GT Championship 2009, held at the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest, Hungary today.

Started ninth on the grid, the Hong Kong driver drove two strong stints in the #61 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR and brought home five precious points to his championship fight. The 29-year-old finished all four races he attended so far in the Top 6 and is now ranked seventh overall in the FIA GT2 Driver Championship.

“We did very well in terms of the race itself although a better qualifying position and pit stop would always helped alot,” says the driver of the second factory support Prospeed Porsche.

O’Young had a great opening stint overtaking two cars and placing the #61 Porsche in the leading pack before handling over to German teammate Marco Holzer. With a real chance to finish on the podium, both Holzer and O’Young pushed hard and overtook three more in the two-hour race before finishing with a respectable fourth. However, a problem occurred during the 1st pit stop with the left front wheel nut getting jammed, losing a precious 15 seconds for the team in the race.

“Compared to my first race where I qualified the car at Silverstone in the opening round, I improved alot this weekend though certainly there is still room for improvement. To be this close again to stepping onto the podium is somehow disappointing as we had a genuine shot at the top 3 today. Yet, this is not at all a bad finish considering the problem we had in the pit stop.”

The #61 LKM and A-Ha Coffee sponsored car will head to Algarve, Portugal for the sixth race of the season, which will take place on the 20th of September.

This year’s Budapest race marked the sixth time FIA GT Championship has visited Budapest, with the first race in 1998 and its last in 2006. The Hungaroring circuit is famous for hosting Formula One races which first started in the 1986 season. British driver Lewis Hamilton triumphed here earlier in July, his second Hungaroring victory after the first win in 2007.

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