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Charles Kwan

Fine tune driving skills on race circuit

A recent survey of drivers in Europe showed that not only did they overestimate their driving skills, but they were unwilling to accept even the most obvious errors as their fault.

Friday, 26 February, 2010, 12:00am

O'Young sets sights on fourth Macau victory

Darryl O'Young will be attempting to win at Macau for the fourth time when he lines up for the GT Cup this weekend.

O'Young (pictured) has a record second to none on the 6.2-kilometre Guia circuit and is favourite again.

19 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Reading revival increases retail rivalry

Books are big business in Hong Kong. The proof can be gleaned from the ever-growing number of visitors to the annual Hong Kong Book Fair. This year's fair saw new attendance records of more than 760,000. The demise of books is highly overrated, but that does not mean that local booksellers do not face stiff competition.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Marsh finally finds what he is looking for - the road to Le Mans

For old-time's sake, Matthew Marsh looked up the musical history of June 1987, the year he attended his first Le Mans 24-hour race. The same time that U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For was about to top the Billboard Hot 100, Marsh was starting his 20-year obsession with the famed French race.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

O'Young eyes title

Hong Kong's Darryl O'Young is looking to continue where he left off when he competes in the season's last double-header in the latest rounds of the Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup Asia series at South Korea's Taebaek Circuit tomorrow.

6 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Zhuhai revs up with 24-hour event

'It won't be like Le Mans the first year, but we'll build it up'

In another first for China, the Zhuhai International Circuit will host the mainland's inaugural 24-hour race in October, hoping to one day rival the famous Le Mans, say race organisers.

13 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Speedy Cocker on fast track to stardom

Recently crowned British GT champion Jonathan Cocker enters today's Porsche Carerra Cup Asia as a guest driver set to go places. For a start, he's just 18 and one of the youngest title holders on the prestigious GT Championship after winning at Thruxton circuit three weeks ago.

26 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

McGuinness hard on Rutter's wheel

'Beauty lies in the eyes of the beerholder', stated the T-shirt. John McGuinness, who has condensed his name on the back of his racing overalls to a pithy 'Mc' followed by a picture of a pint of Guinness, certainly proved the wisdom of that one-liner yesterday.

15 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Territory's 47th Grand Prix, the first to be held under Chinese rule, will highlight the Formula 3 race

The 47th Macau Grand Prix takes place this weekend. Practice and qualifying sessions began yesterday and will continue today.

This year's Grand Prix is the first to be held in the former Portuguese enclave since it was returned to Chinese administration late last year.

17 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Tobacco bidding war looms as Zhuhai steps up F1 race bid

A bidding war between tobacco giants Philip Morris and British American Tobacco (BAT) has erupted in anticipation of China hosting a round of the Formula One Championship which organisers here are saying could be realised within three years.

8 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

McLarens' command performance steals show

ANDY Wallace and Olivier Grouillard, driving the Mach One San Miguel Racing McLaren F1 GT, rounded out a hat-trick of Global GT Endurance Series victories yesterday.

6 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Reid breaks BMW monopoly to claim provisional pole

THE projected BMW dominance of the Guia Race was shattered in emphatic fashion yesterday by Opel driver Anthony Reid in a hectic final qualifying session around the demanding 3.8-kilometre street circuit.

19 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Kwan hopes to find old Macau magic

HONG KONG hero Charles Kwan remains optimistic he can emulate last year's triple winning performance at this weekend's Macau Grand Prix but admitted: 'It's going to be much harder.' Kwan won the Guia race, the Mandarina Duck Supercar Challenge and the Macau Cup on the same weekend, a feat unprecedented in the history of the Macau Grand Prix.

17 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Kwan roars into record books with hat trick

WHEN Charles Kwan engaged first gear and sent his Porsche 911T roaring through the streets of Macau on Saturday afternoon, he began a trip into the history books.

22 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Speedy Kwan cruises to historic hat-trick

THE Guia Race for touring cars turned into a personal triumph for Hong Kong driver Charles Kwan but an embarrassment for the Macau Grand Prix weekend organisers when he powered his BMW M3 to a ridiculously easy 31-second victory over two factory-entered cars yesterday.

22 Nov 1993 - 12:00am