Darryl O'Young

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Darryl O'Young
Darryl Oyoung Oct 2010.jpg
Darryl O'Young in October 2010.
Nationality  Hong Kong
Born (1980-03-26) March 26, 1980 (age 34)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2014 FIA World Endurance Championship
Debut season 2014
Current team Aston Martin Racing
Car no. 99
Starts 2
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2013
2010
20112013
201013
2009
2008
2008–2009
2007
2004–2011
2002–2003
2001
2001
Dubai 24 Hour
DTM
Bathurst 12 Hour
WTCC
FIA GT Championship
Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race
Macau GT Cup
Porsche Supercup
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
USA Formula Renault 1600 Pro
Chinese Formula Ford 2000
Canadian Formula Ford 1600
Championship titles
2006, 2008 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Last updated on: 12 February 2013.
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2009, 2013 -
Teams Endurance Asia Team, Interush
Best finish 2nd (2013)
Class wins 0

Darryl O'Young Yeuk-Hay (Chinese: 歐陽若曦; pinyin: Ouyáng Ruoxi) is a Canadian-born[1] Hong Kong racing driver.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

O'Young began racing in 1988 at the age of eight. Trained by his father he honed his driving skills in karting winning numerous championships. The highlight of his karting career was becoming Canadian National Champion and USA National Champion in the same year.

After Formula Ford 1600 and 2000 Darryl progressed into Fran Am Pro 1600 and 2000 in the United States.

Sportscars[edit]

O'Young then 25-year old competed in the Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup Asia driving for Jebsen & Co, the Hong Kong Porsche dealer team.

Darry'l shares the Porsche 996 GT3-RSR with Matthew Marsh in Zhuhai.

Darryl was also invited to join the Hong Kong Le Mans Team set up by Matthew Marsh in 2005. The pair raced a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in the Le Mans Endurance Series.

Darryl also took part in the 2005 FIA GT Championship - China Round race at the Zhuhai International Circuit, since the Hong Kong Le Mans Team entered the race as part of its 2005 programme. The pair finished fourth in the GT2 class.

In 2006 Darryl joined Renauer Motorsport for the Spa 24 Hours race, successfully finishing the race with the team.

He has raced for Team Jebsen since 2004 and on 22 October 2006 became series champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia after winning both races at the Zhuhai International Circuit.

For 2007, O'Young joined Schnabl Engineering - LKM - Team Jebsen to take part in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. He was the first Hong Kong driver to take part in the series. [1]

In October and November, O'Young was back in Asia for Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, racing in Shanghai, Zhuhai and the Macau Grand Prix. He won the Macau race despite finishing second on the road, as his opponent, Danny Watts violated the rule by overtaking him under a yellow flag caution period and was given a 30-second penalty.

For 2008, Darryl is competing in both Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. O'Young was crowned series champion after the final race at Bahrain International Circuit. He has 196 points and 4 wins in the season. He became the first-ever double Class A champion in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.[2]

Darryl also competed in the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race in Malaysia. Driving for Porsche Club Singapore, he won the race with Mok Wing Sun and Alexander Nicholas Davison. The trio completed 308 laps in 12 hours in their Porsche 997 RSR.[3]

Darryl completed a motor racing hat-trick on 16 November 2008 when he took top honors at the Windsor Arch Macau GT Cup, driving a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup. He beats Danny Watts by more than two seconds. This was the third time he has won in a Porsche in Macau.[4]

In 2009, Darryl announced that he would compete the entire 2009 FIA GT Championship season. He drove in the GT2 category in a Porsche GT3 RSR partnered with Porsche Junior Driver, Marco Holzer, with Belgium-based Prospeed Competition, the official Porsche factory-supported team in the FIA GT championship. In doing so, the 29-year-old was the first Chinese race driver to compete a full championship in the FIA GT.[5]

In 2009, Darryl also competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia for Team Jebsen, his 6th and final season for the team, where he finished 3rd overall in the championship standings at the end of the year.

In addition, in 2009, Darryl entered the 24 hours of Le Mans for the first time in his career driving a Porsche GT3 RSR. The Chinese driver spearheaded the driver line up made up of Phillip Hesnault of France and Plamen Kralev of Bulgaria. He drove for the first ever Hong Kong team entry, Endurance Asia Team which was managed by Thierry Perrier. The team was the first ever Hong Kong/Chinese team entry in the race's 77 year history. The car broke down after 16 hours and was unclassified.

At the end of 2009, Darryl was invited for his first ARCA Stock Car Test on the Daytona International Speedway. He completed a successful test for Starbeast Motorsport while sharing a car that day with ex-Formula 1 driver, Narain Karthikeyan.

In 2010, Darryl entered the 24 hours of Daytona for the first time in his career driving a Porsche GT3 Cup for Vancouver based, Bullet Racing managed by Steve Paquette. The driver line-up included Ross Bentley, Sean McIntosh, and ex-Porsche factory driver Kees Nierop. They ran as high as 3rd place in class and 14th overall near the 13th hour mark of the race, but an incident during the night after an off track excursion by one of the drivers ended all hopes of race victory for the team. They completed the race 20th overall and 13th in the GT class.

On 6 February 2011 O'Young drove for Audi Sport Team Joest in the 2011 Bathurst 12 Hour held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, Australia. Driving an Audi R8 LMS GT3, O'Young, along with Marc Basseng and Christopher Mies led home team mates Mark Eddy, Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff in a 1-2 finish. The winning margin only 0.7141 at the end of 12 hours or racing on the 6.213 km mountain circuit.

On 26 February 2012, O'Young drove a Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS to victory in the 2012 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, Australia.

Darryl O'Young will take on the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race starting on 22 June 2013, he will drive the no.55 INTERUSH AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia, partnered by Italian drivers Lorenzo Case and Piergiuseppe Perazzini. O'Young was competing at Le Mans for the second time in his career.[6] He finished the enduro in second place in the GTE Am class after starting from 10th on the grid. "I am very proud to put Hong Kong on the Le Mans podium,” O’Young commented.[7]

World Touring Car Championship[edit]

Bamboo Engineering (2010–2011)[edit]

Darryl O'Young's Chevrolet Lacetti in Macau.

In 2010, O'Young came across an opportunity to compete at the top level of touring cars, and drove for Bamboo Engineering in the 2010 World Touring Car Championship season, as teammate to Harry Vaulkhard. His longtime sponsors LKM and A-Ha Coffee joined O'Young on his switch to touring cars, and additional support came from Chevrolet Motorsport. He drove a 2008–spec Chevrolet Lacetti in the Independents Championship of the WTCC. In doing so, he has also become the first Chinese full-time driver in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. In race ten at Race of Portugal, Darryl scored his first win in the Independents Championship and also his first world championship point by finishing tenth overall. He arrived in Macau for the final round with a chance of winning the Independents Championship, but was hit by Tom Coronel from behind in race one, thus failing to finish and ending his championship hopes.

O'Young remained with Bamboo Engineering for the 2011 World Touring Car Championship season. He started from pole position in race two at Suzuka Circuit in Japan, but he made a slow start and was hit from the back by Gabriele Tarquini. He ran into the sand trap and retired from the race.[8]

Special Tuning Racing and Bamboo Engineering (2012)[edit]

He moved to the new Special Tuning Racing team for 2012, driving on of their SEAT León WTCCs.[9] He missed the races of the season opening Race of Italy after a fire in the Sunday morning warm–up session. He stopped the car and evacuated but the damage was ruled him out of participating in the rest of the weekend.[10] A race one clash with Charles Ng at the Race of Austria required O'Young to receive attention at the circuit medical centre and he was forced to miss race two. He was caught up in a pileup at the start of the opening race of the Race of the United States but was able to continue and finished fourteenth, two places up on his starting position. Prior to the Race of Japan, he left Special Tuning Racing and returned to bamboo–engineering for the final rounds of the season.[11] He was caught up in another pileup at the Race of China but continued, he retired on lap six after an incident. He had a head on collision with the barriers in testing for Race of Macau, stopping the session just before the end.[12] He went on to the take the independents' pole position in qualifying and then took the class win on both races.

ROAL Motorsport (2013–)[edit]

O'Young joined ROAL Motorsport for 2013, partnering Tom Coronel in one of their BMW 320 TCs.[13] He qualified tenth for the season opening Race of Italy which meant he started on pole position when the grid was reversed for race two.[14] He didn't score from either race with a best result of twelfth in race two.

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup[edit]

Darryl also entered the 2010 1000 km of Zhuhai, a race of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. He teamed up with Prospeed Competition and Richard Westbrook for the race but the car stopped after 119 laps.

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters[edit]

Darryl has been drafted into Audi's line-up for the 2010 DTM season finale in Shanghai to replace Alexandre Premat, who was dismissed by the manufacturer.[15]

Bathurst 12 Hour[edit]

He has raced two times at the Bathurst 12 Hour GT3 endurance event in 2011 and 2012 for the Factory backed Audi team winning both times driving an Audi R8 LMS GT3.

Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race[edit]

Darryl O'Young claimed third place in the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race at Sepang, Malaysia. Driving a Porsche 911 GT3R for LKM Racing, Darryl, team owner Alan Siu, and Japan's Keita Sawa completed 309 laps of the 12 hour event to finish in third place overall and first in the Pro-Am class.[16]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2007 Schnabel Engineering Team Jebson Porsche 997 GT3 BHR
10
BHR
Ret
ESP
20
MON
15
FRA
21†
GBR
21
GER
26
HUN
15
TUR
15
ITA
Ret
BEL
17
22nd 14
2008 Schnabel Engineering Porsche 997 GT3 BHR
Ret
BHR
16
ESP
18
TUR
18
MON
15
FRA GBR
Ret
GER HUN
23
ESP
17
BEL
20
ITA
17
28th 4

† — Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009 China Endurance Asia Team
France Perspective Racing
France Philippe Hesnault
Bulgaria Plamen Kralev
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 186 NC NC
2013 Italy AF Corse Italy Pierguiseppe Perazzini
Italy Lorenzo Casè
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 LMGTE Am 305 27th 2nd

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2010 bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Lacetti BRA
1

15
BRA
2

16
MAR
1

17
MAR
2

13
ITA
1

Ret
ITA
2

12
BEL
1

20
BEL
2

12
POR
1

10
POR
2

9
GBR
1

21
GBR
2

Ret
CZE
1

17
CZE
2

7
GER
1

NC
GER
2

12
ESP
1

14
ESP
2

17
JPN
1

10
JPN
2

9
MAC
1

Ret
MAC
2

Ret
15th 15
2011 bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Lacetti BRA
1

Ret
BRA
2

11
14th 43
Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T BEL
1

10
BEL
2

4
ITA
1

7
ITA
2

6
HUN
1

12
HUN
2

8
CZE
1

7
CZE
2

Ret
POR
1

12
POR
2

9
GBR
1

11
GBR
2

8
GER
1

14
GER
2

11
ESP
1

15
ESP
2

14
JPN
1

11
JPN
2

Ret
CHN
1

13
CHN
2

Ret
MAC
1

Ret
MAC
2

12
2012 Special Tuning Racing SEAT León WTCC ITA
1

DNS
ITA
2

DNS
ESP
1

10
ESP
2

Ret
MAR
1

10
MAR
2

10
SVK
1

7
SVK
2

9
HUN
1

NC
HUN
2

13
AUT
1

Ret
AUT
2

DNS
POR
1

13
POR
2

13
BRA
1

7
BRA
2

Ret
USA
1

14
USA
2

12
14th 37
bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T JPN
1

11
JPN
2

13
CHN
1

Ret
CHN
2

12
MAC
1

5
MAC
2

5
2013 ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC ITA
1

13
ITA
2

12
MAR
1

12
MAR
2

9
SVK
1

14
SVK
2

10
HUN
1

NC
HUN
2

10
AUT
1

20†
AUT
2

DNS
RUS
1

20
RUS
2

9
POR
1

12
POR
2

13
ARG
1

15
ARG
2

18
USA
1

Ret
USA
2

12
JPN
1

13
JPN
2

10
CHN
1

20
CHN
2

30†
MAC
1

13
MAC
2

Ret
19th 7

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

 Year  Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2010 Team Phoenix Audi A4 DTM 2008 HOC
VAL
LAU
NOR
NÜR
ZAN
BRH
OSC
HOC
ADR
SHA
DNS
NC 0

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2012 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini NOG
QR

8
NOG
CR

7
ZOL
QR

8
ZOL
CR

13
NAV
QR

4
NAV
QR

7
SVK
QR

13
SVK
CR

11
ALG
QR

Ret
ALG
CR

4
SVK
QR

6
SVK
CR

7
MOS
QR
MOS
CR
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
DON
QR
DON
CR
17th 34

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2014 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
7
SPA
5
LMS
WD
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
SÃO
15th* 16*

* Season in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2008 – Team BetterLife". Porsche. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  2. ^ O’Young, Hammam Crowned 2008 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Champions in Bahrain
  3. ^ Porsche Club Singapore Wins Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race
  4. ^ O'Young scorches to treble glory
  5. ^ http://www.darryloyoung.com/news.php?id=70&lang=1
  6. ^ "O'Young primed for Le Mans 24 Hours". The Standard. 20 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "WTCC - O’Young impresses at Le Mans". Yahoo (Eurosport). 25 June 2013. 
  8. ^ First win of season for Coronel in final race at Suzuka Mark Glendenning. Autosport. Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 07:36 GMT
  9. ^ "Darryl O'Young to Join STR for 2012 WTCC". Special Tuning Racing (Tom Boardman). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Hudson, Neil (11 March 2012). "Yvan Muller leads disrupted warm up at Monza". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Meissner, Johan (10 October 2012). "Darryl O'Young returns to Bamboo Engineering". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "MONTEIRO TOPS THE FIRST SESSION IN MACAU". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 15 November 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  13. ^ Hudson, Neil (12 February 2013). "Darryl O'Young joins Coronel at ROAL Motorsport". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  14. ^ Tremayne, Sam (23 March 2013). "Monza WTCC: Yvan Muller dominates chaotic qualifying". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  15. ^ O'Young optimistic about DTM debut By Glenn Freeman Autosport.com Friday, November 19th 2010, 10:51 GMT
  16. ^ "O’YOUNG SHINES IN SEPANG 12 HOURS". FIA WTCC. 4 September 2012. 

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