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Porsche Sponsored The Hong Kong Racing Team For Dubai 24 Hour

Porsche Sponsored The Hong Kong Racing Team For Dubai 24 Hour
By Juliana Loh
January 25, 2019
The Hong Kong Racing Team once again competed in the Dubai 24 Hour, only this time, they were sponsored by Porsche
Photo: Courtesy of Benny Luey
Photo: Courtesy of Benny Luey

The Hong Kong Racing Team’s continued high rankings in 2017 and 2018 gained them sponsorship from Porsche for the Dubai 24 Hour race, which ran from January 10-12 this year.

The team is made up of four FIA Bronze-rated “gentleman” drivers—Antares Au, Jonathan Hui, Kevin Tse and Frank Yu. Each of the team members are dedicated to their own field of work, yet they have accumulated extensive racing experience in both regional and international events over the past decade.
 
“We are extremely honoured to represent HKSAR again at this prestigious event, and thank our partners at Porsche Centre Hong Kong for supporting our all-gentlemen effort” says Frank Yu, who brought this line-up of drivers together in 2016.

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Team Hong Kong on stage. (Photo: Courtesy of Benny Luey)
Team Hong Kong on stage. (Photo: Courtesy of Benny Luey)

The annual Dubai 24 Hour is a major racing event that hosts around 400 drivers from around the world. The Hong Kong Racing Team placed third in the GT4 category in both 2017 and 2018, sparking their decision to up their competition by entering the GT3 category.
 
The competition in GT3 category is fierce—on average, the GT3 drives 10 seconds quicker per lap than the GT4. Despite not bringing in a win, the Hong Kong Racing Team certainly brought their A-Game, piloting a 2018 spec 911 GT3 R, which was similar to the car that won the 2017 Dubai 24 Hour race.

Frank Yu ramped up for the race. (Photo: Akl Yazbeck)
Frank Yu ramped up for the race. (Photo: Akl Yazbeck)

The Hong Kong Racing Team’s continued success is considered unusual for such a recognised global event, as the majority of entries are from either semi-professional or professional contestants.

The Hong Kong Racing Team attribute a large part of this to the continued improvement of their team dynamics now that they have done a number of races together.

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24 Hours Dubai Race. Photo courtesy of Team Hong Kong
24 Hours Dubai Race. Photo courtesy of Team Hong Kong

For property investor Jonathan Hui, it's all about the process rather than the end goal. "When you're young, you just think about winning,” he says. “This will distract you from the enjoyment of driving. The most important thing is to never forget to enjoy the process of whatever you're doing."

Architect Frank Yu says, "To win, you first need to finish. Being the fastest doesn't mean you will win, be calm and just do the best you can."

Team Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of Benny Luey
Team Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of Benny Luey

“We are very happy to have had this opportunity to support Team Porsche Centre Hong Kong and these four Hong Kong gentleman drivers in Dubai” says George Fung, General Manager of Porsche Centre Hong Kong and Macau. “Their strong racing performance and continuous pursuit of their dreams is an inspiration to us all.”

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