Kwok captivates adoring fans

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 June, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 07 June, 2004, 12:00am

Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok Fu-shing broke off from his heavy work schedule to take part in the opening ceremony yesterday - and will do it again for the real thing in September.

Kwok (pictured left) returned to his favourite Formula Renault racing yesterday, finishing second last in the first leg of the Asian Renault Challenge after blowing a tyre, then coming home 20th of the 30 competitors in the second leg of the competition.

He then jumped into another car and raced to the airport for a flight back to Hong Kong and straight to a studio to shoot another take of his latest film where he plays a judo exponent.

'My character really likes to compete with different people. He's like Brad Pitt and fights everyone,' Kwok said, referring to The Fight Club.

Kwok hadn't climbed into a Formula Renault car for four years as his acting and singing commitments have denied him the time necessary to do so.

'My schedule is very tight,' he said as a group of adoring fans in the main grandstand chanted his name. Hordes of fans mobbed him in the pit lane as if he had won the race.

'I think the Formula One race in September is going to be very exciting because there are a number of cheeky corners,' Kwok, 38, said. 'The first two turns are very tricky.

'I really want to race in the Formula Renault in September. I want to be in one of the supporting races. It's definitely going to be a great occasion.'