Darryll O'YoungWith the 2012 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) season finale sets to unfold this weekend, Hong Kong race driver Darryl O’Young hopes to reproduce his stunning form on Macau’s Guia Circuit by winning the independent “class pole” for the third successive year on Friday.

“Last year we qualified strong here in P4 overall, so I’ll be looking to repeat a good grid position to give myself the best possibility to end up on the overall podium,” said the Bamboo-Engineering driver.

O’Young, who has tallied 45 points in the Yokohama Drivers’ Trophy to date this season, is also hoping to make the most of his “home court advantage”. The Hong Kong number one driver says he intends to give his fans and sponsors something to cheer for after a long, hard season.

“This season has been the most difficult of all my three years in the championship, my team and I have worked very hard this season with minimal results, so I feel it is time to claim my first independent win of the season. I hope everyone will come out to the Macau GP this year to cheer me on and give me the extra support I need to do well in the race,” said the 32-year-old O’Young.

This weekend’s Race of Macau will see double points being awarded for all drivers, so a maximum of 43 points are up for grab for the independent class, including 20 points for each win, one point for fastest lap in each of the two races, and one more point for the “class pole”. Drivers are required to compete on the Guia Circuit for two rounds of nine laps each, and the 6.1 kilometers Guia Circuit is the longest of all races this entire season.

Sponsors LKM and A-Ha Coffee are the major forces behind Darryl’s pursuit of success in the 2012 FIM World Touring Car Championship. Please visit www.fiawtcc.com for more WTCC information and www.darryloyoung.com for the latest updates about Darryl.