Battle of Macau : Throw back to Paul Poon’s 0.003s Macau GP Victory
Teamwork is entering five drivers in The 65th Macau GP. Paul Poon, Andrew Lo, Alex Fung, Samson Fung, Sunny Wong will content in the 1.6T and >1950cc categories. Among all drivers, Paul Poon’s touring car achievements in the Guia Circuit is the most exceptional. With 6 wins in his pocket already (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016), the Teamwork driver is aiming to claim his 7th Macau Touring Car victory this year.
Year 1999 was Paul Poon’s first ever Macau GP, and after almost two decades racing, he throws back his most memorable win in 2006. “It was towards the very end of the race and I was second at that time trailing by probably half a second. There was intense dicing between me and the leader with two laps left, and I managed to pull along side with leader at the last corner, after we exited that last corner and entered the last lap I led by half a bonnet-length. Only halfway into this last lap there was serious accident elsewhere on the circuit and the race was red-flagged, and accordingly to the rule book race results were calculated based on last lap’s ranks, and I officially won by 0.003 seconds!”
0.003s Macau GP Victory
Paul Poon pretty much has spent most of his touring car career with the same team, same core people. And he explaines the keys to this Long term relationship. “Teamwork is a privateer and don’t get the same resources or rewards like works teams do. It all began with a group of passionate people so our relationship is like brothers and sisters. Through out all these years we have built the trust and good working mechanism for each position in the team. The team know very well what I need and how I want my race car to be. We cherish our wins and learn from our failures, that’s how we work efficiently and stay at the top of the game. We win and lose as a team, I am always happy and proud of the team.”