Melvin Choo

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Melvin Choo Kwok Ming (born 24 July 1970) is a Singaporean auto racing driver.

Career[edit]

Choo qualifying a Mosler MT900 at the 400km of Fuji in 2010.

Choo competed in the final two rounds of the 2008 FIA World Touring Car Championship, becoming the first driver from Singapore to compete in the WTCC.[1][2] He drove for the Thunder Asia Racing Team in a BMW 320si with a best placed result of 20th at Okayama Circuit, Japan. He also finished as runner-up in Division Two of the Asian Touring Car Championship in 2008, after finishing third in 2007.[3] Other races participated in 2008 includes the Aston Martin Asia Cup, and finishing as runner-up in Class B of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

In 2009 Super GT season, Choo spot-raced in the Malaysia round for the Thunder Asia Racing with Martin Short and becomes the first Singapore driver in the event. Their team finished 13th in GT300 class. He and the team would be fully involved in the 2010 Super GT season, while he was also appointed as the official negotiator of Super GT to promote the event in Singapore, including a possibility to bringing the race to Singapore in future.

Complete WTCC 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 Position Points
2008 ThunderAsia Racing BMW 320si CUR Brazil PUE Mexico VAL Spain PAU France BRN Czech Republic EST Portugal BRA United Kingdom OSC Germany IMO Italy MON Italy OKA Japan MAC Macau NC 0
23 20 Ret Ret

Complete Super GT results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2009 ThunderAsia Racing Mosler MT900M GT300 OKA
SUZ
FUJ
SEP
13
SUG
SUZ
FUJ
AUT
MOT
NC 0
2010 ThunderAsia Racing Mosler MT900M GT300 SUZ
OKA
Ret
FUJ
Ret
SEP
Ret
SUG
Ret
SUZ
14
FUJ
C
MOT
NC 0
2011 ThunderAsia Racing Mosler MT900M GT300 OKA
16
FUJ
15
SEP
15
SUG
SUZ
18
FUJ
20
AUT
19
MOT
18
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.autoracingdaily.com/news/btcc-wtcc/melvin-choo-to-be-the-first-singaporean-to-race-in-wtcc/ Melvin Choo will compete in the ThunderAsia BMW 320si, becoming the first Singaporean to race in the WTCC
  2. ^ http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/16102008/58/team-singapore-driver-race-wtcc.html Team Singapore driver to race in WTCC
  3. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/14597/ Career at Driver Database.