Battle to Macau GP: Another Role for Samuel Hsieh
Besides racing veterans Paul Poon and Samson Fung, Teamwork has many other talented drivers, and Samuel Hsieh is one of them. This year Samuel didn’t participate in the MTCS Macau GP qualifying races, hence he will not be racing in the GP in 2018.
(Samuel Hsieh racing with Teamwork in 2017 TCR China)
However this doesn’t mean Samuel is stepping away from the Macau GP. The 2014 China Racing Cup Macau Stage winner decides to engage with the GP in a different approach.
(Samuel participating in the Ironman event）
Motor Racing is Samuel’s first priority, but during off-season, he also helps in development testing for the team. In order to maximize his performance, Samuel spends a lot of time training and racing in Ironman events. “Ironman training is a great way to keep and pick up my strength, endurance and mindset, which improves my performance in racing”, Samuel continues, “It can easily get up to 60 degrees inside a race car cockpit, with the helmet and all race wear, the heat can be unbearable. Sufficient training helps me to concentrate in the most extreme environment.” This October, Samuel will enter a long distance Ironman race to put his training philosophy in the ultimate test.
A Different Perspective of Macau GP
This year Samuel takes up a new challenge in training a racing new comer, Cherry Cheung. Samuel has been giving one-on-one training to Cherry since the beginning of 2018. From basic theories introduction, to racing license course, Samuel patiently lead his student to the right path. When Cherry was ready to race, Samuel also carefully picked the correct racing platforms for her. Cherry also proved her talent by finishing on the podium in her maiden TMC race. Like many other racers, Cherry the rookie is also aiming to race in the Macau GP one day.
We hope the see the Master and Apprentice soon to race together on the Streets of Guia under the Teamwork flag.