Hong Kong's Darryl O'Young must win to stay in championship contention Hong Kong hotshot Darryl O'Young says he's not intimidated by Asia's premier driver, Charoensukhawatana Nattavude, as the battle for supremacy in the Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup Asia series heats up in Shanghai. Rather, the 25-year-old Team Jebsen ace said he was ready to make a huge impact in the series' penultimate round tomorrow at the 5.45km track. O'Young is one of three men with a chance of winning the championship and the Canadian-born driver will be out to impress despite racing in the presence of one of Asia's most decorated drivers - Nattavude. 'Anything can happen here. I respect Nattavude but I am not going to focus on him. I'll focus on the drive itself. I am not intimidated by Nattavude even though his track record speaks for itself. I respect him a lot but I am going to take the battle to him,' said O'Young. Nattavude has been impressive all season and currently leads the championship, although the Thai veteran will be hard at work trying to keep O'Young and teenager Jonathan Cocker, the reigning British GT champion, at bay in tomorrow's race. Nattavude, who has won titles in motorcycling, single seater and touring car competitions before turning his attention to sports cars, could lead his Chinese SCC Racing Team to the overall title by winning tomorrow's race if Cocker fails to make the podium. O'Young is also in with a shout of winning the title if he wins in Shanghai and again in Macau next month in the final round. 'It's close at the moment and I think the championship will go down to the wire in Macau,' said the Vancouver-born O'Young. Cocker, 19, won in his maiden outing in the series in Shanghai last year and has notched six podiums in nine rounds this season. Yesterday, Cocker impressed in the first practice, clocking 2:12.440 for his fastest lap. O'Young also had an excellent practice and was less than a second adrift in 2:13.017. Meanwhile, defending champion Matthew Marsh was third in 2:13.289. Nattavude didn't enjoy a particularly good practice as he suffered from mechanical problems and only managed the seventh fastest time. But he was still confident. 'We still have another practice and then the qualifying so I am confident we will have the car in top condition. I enjoy racing on this circuit. I am looking for victory,' said the Thai. Marsh was making his customary strong finish towards the end of the season after returning to the podium in South Korea last month. The Briton is out of the running for the title, but is determined to five a good account of himself in Shanghai. Last year, he had victory snatched away in the stewards' room after winning the race. Thailand's Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak, the talented protege of Nattavude, is also a leading contender in the race and joining the regular Class A drivers will be Briton Simon Harrison, who made his series debut in Beijing in July, his first race ever in a Porsche, and Jerome Haslin of France. Class B, for non-professional drivers, has also been boosted for the Shanghai round. Class leader, Alain Li is joined by regular sparring partners William 'Chip' Connor, second in the points, Team Thailand's Sontaya Kunplome and Hong Kong's Philip Ma.