Taniguchi targets the Asia trophy

He has built a solid 17-point gap

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By Olivier Ferret

9 November 2013 - 12:18
Taniguchi targets the Asia trophy

Yukinori Taniguchi is well determined to finish the job and become the first WTCC Asia Trophy champion.

After winning both the trophy’s races last week in Shanghai, following a last minute deal that placed him at the wheel of a Campos Racing SEAT León, Taniguchi has made another surprise move to race at Macau in the Nika Racing Chevrolet Cruze. This makes him the first WTCC driver ever to race for three different teams and in three different cars during the same season.

Taking into account that he has built a solid 17-point gap in the trophy’s standings, the Japanese driver needs just to finish the races to grab title.

However, as safe finishes are not granted on the streets of Macau, especially for those drivers who take the start from the second half of the grid, local racer Filipe de Souza may still hope to turn the situation upside down and fill the gap.

None of the other drivers is still in contention, but in spite of this the Asia Trophy’s races promise a lot of excitement with no less that ten drivers facing each other on the Guia circuit. From ‘Henry’ Ho Wai Kun, who is currently third in the points, to the latest additions: Joseph Rosa-Merszei, Lam Kam Sam, Célio Alves Dias, ‘Alex’ Liu Lic Ka and Eurico De Jesus.

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