Charles Kwan, one of Asia's most highly respected and decorated drivers who retired last November in a blaze of glory, is set to make a spectacular return to the sport - as coach to local driver Darryl O'Young. Kwan flew to Beijing to join O'Young as the Hong Kong youngster prepares for the sixth and seventh rounds of the Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup Asia series at the 2.4km Goldenport Circuit. Kwan retired after last year's Macau Grand Prix, where he is a legend, but he decided to make a comeback of sorts by supporting Hong Kong's rising star in Asia's premier touring series. Kwan's alliance will no doubt be a psychological boost for the 25-year-old Team Jebsen driver, who is quickly making a name for himself. 'I was flattered when I first heard that Charles was going to help me out. To have such a legend on my side is a bonus. I am sure I am going to do well this weekend,' said O'Young, who is also aiming to become the first Chinese driver to race in the famous Le Mans race. 'Charles is in Beijing to help me go faster,' continued O'Young. 'His experience in racing is second to none. I also count him as a personal friend.' Kwan has not stepped on to a race course without actually racing and Hong Kong's greatest driver said it was a 'funny feeling' to be missing all the action. 'I am getting used to not racing. I have never been to a race circuit without actually driving a car. This is the first time I can remember I am doing this. 'I am okay with it at the moment, but come Sunday, I might feel different. I am coaching Darryl just for this time in Beijing but I might coach him for more races. We'll see,' said Kwan. Last month, O'Young claimed his second podium finish in the Porsche series after he finished third in round four at the Bira circuit in Thailand. Meanwhile, the stakes will be high as the field takes to the Goldenport Circuit for the latest rounds of the series. Making his Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup Asia debut be Briton Simon Harrison. Fellow Briton and talented Formula Three pilot Danny Watts returns to the series for the Beijing rounds, having competed in the first three rounds of the season in Malaysia. Topping the leaderboard at the moment is Thailand's Charoensukhawatana Nattavude, a former motorcycle, single-seater and touring car champion, who has an impressive 21-point lead over the second-placed driver, fellow Thai Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak. The next five drivers in the championship standings are separated by just 16 points and include reigning champion Matthew Marsh, Jonathan Cocker, O'Young and Malaysian ace Rizal Ramli. Rounds seven and eight of the Formula BMW Asia series will also be held at the Goldenport Circuit this weekend. Championship leader Salman Al Khalifa of the E-Rain team will be hoping for another good weekend as he goes into the race 17 points clear of Charlie-Ro Charlez of Team Meritus.