Team Hong Kong Racing: Zhuhai ILMC Preview

Sunday, October 31, 2010

After being the best rookie in 2007 and first runner up of the Asian Formula Renault Championship in 2008, Mathias will be back in Asia (Zhuhai China) for the Asian Le Mans Series event. Beche will team up with Philip Ma in the Aston Martin DBRS9 GT3 of Team Hong Kong Racing. The swiss talent is already well prepared as he learnt how to drive a racing car on the chinese circuit when he step up to single seater. He will share his experience collected this year in the Le Mans Series to aim a top result with the local team.

Mathias Beche "I am very happy to be back in China. This circuit and this country means a lot to me. After some great results in karting, I wanted to step up to single seaters but I couldn't get the financing to race in Europe. During the summer just after my bachelors degree, I managed to collect some money to move to Asia and continue my passion. I met Philippe Descombes who was owning a Formula Renault Team - Art Motorsport - in Zhuhai. I did some testing, he taught me how to drive and it proved promissing. When I came back to Switzerland, I decided to work everyday to find the money to race there. To pay my travel expenses I created some "racing trips" to train young drivers in China, as it is much cheaper to learn and test there. Eventually, I convinced some partners to help me to finance a season in Asia. Furthermore, I even entered a school for sportsmen allowing me to go abroad and pursue my studies...that's where everything started! I lived for almost 3 years between China and Switzerland before finally moving back to Europe. I'm really happy to make my comeback in Zhuhai, expecially with a local team - Team Hong Kong Racing - and Philip Ma. I would like to take this opportunity to thank again everyone who made this possible and of course Team Hong Kong Racing for their trust in me. I am now looking forward to racing again on this track and getting some old feelings for the circuit back."

The event will take place in Zhuhai International Circuit, the 5, 6 ,7th of November and will be part of the Asian Le Mans Series and International Le Mans Cup.
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