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Strong Local Contingent For Macau Finale

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China and its various territories will be well represented as usual in the World Touring Car Championship's Guia Race of Macau this weekend. There will be eight drivers on the grid from Macau and the neighbouring region.

Series regular Darryl O'Young will be racing a Chevrolet Lacetti for Bamboo Engineering as usual. The Canadian-born Hong Kong driver has had an impressive debut season in the WTCC, and heads to Macau in the fight for the Yokohama Independents' Trophy.

He will be joined by compatriot Phillip Ma Ching Yeung, making his WTCC debut in his former-JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R, run by the Jacob & Co Racing Team. Ma was recently in action on the international stage when he raced at the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup race at Zhuhai in an Aston Martin DBRS9.

There will be five drivers from Macau taking part, led by Andre Couto. A former Macau Grand Prix winner, Couto is a regular entry in the race, and will be driving a SEAT Leon TDI for SR-Sport.

Joining him will be Henry Ho Wai Kun, who made his debut in the Macau race 12 months ago and competed at the recent race in Okayama, Japan. He will be racing a BMW 320si entered by Ho Chun Kei. Another driver making a repeat appearance after his debut last year will be Joseph Rosa Merszei, who will also be driving a BMW 320si, run by Team Engstler.

There will also be two Macau drivers making their WTCC debuts this weekend. Chan Kin Man will drive a Honda Accord for RPM Racing Team, while Kuok Io Keong will drive a Honda Civic for the Andy Racing Team.

Chinese Taipei's Kevin Chen Nai Chia will complete the local contingent, racing a Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si like he did in Okayama.

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