Paul Poon

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Paul Poon
Paul Poon 2004.jpg
Paul Poon
Nationality  Hong Konger
Born (1971-03-03) March 3, 1971 (age 46)
Hong Kong
Asian GT Masters career
Debut season 2009
Current team Pasa Racing
Car no. 1
Previous series
2003-2008 Hong Kong Touring Car Championship
Championship titles
2003, 2008 Hong Kong Touring Car Championship

Paul Poon Tak-Chun (traditional Chinese: 潘德俊) (born 12.03.1971) is a racing driver from Hong Kong, China. He is the current Hong Kong Touring Car Championship champion. He drives a Honda Civic EP3 for China Dragon Racing.[1]

Paul Poon is also the winner of the two previous editions of the CTM Cup (also known as Macau Cup) in 2006 and 2007, a race organized for the leading Asian touring car drivers.[2]

In 2003, Paul Poon entered the international Macau Guia race for Super Production cars, using a car built by Mardi Gras Motorsport in the United Kingdom,[3] as the Hong Kong Touring Car Championship winner. He finished 7th, the highest finishing position for a Hong Kong driver in that race.[4]

In 2004, Paul Poon entered the Macau Guia race again. He did not finish in either Race 1 or 2.[5]

For 2005, Paul Poon hired a BMW 320i to take part in the World Touring Car Championship finale in Macau, but he failed to qualify for the race.[6]

Paul Poon's Honda Civic EP3.

In both 2006 and 2007, Paul went back to race in the Super Production class. He won the CTM Macau Cup with China Dragon Racing both times. In 2006 he won the race by just 0.003 second from arch rival Kenneth Look.[7] In 2007 he just managed to fend off the charging Masaki Kano's BMW 320i, winning by 0.198 second.[8]

In 2008, Paul attempted to complete a hat-trick of CTM Macau Cup victories, after winning the Hong Kong Touring Car Championship again. But he failed to win.

In 2012, Paul Poon led a China Dragon Racing 1-2 in qualifying for the CTM Macau Touring Car Cup, leading team-mate and 2011 race winner Samson Fung in the qualifying session.[9] He then won the 2012 CTM Macau Touring Car Cup race, fighting off the advances of Team Pro Spec driver Andy Yan.[10]

Asian GT Masters and Macau GT Cup[edit]

Paul Poon's PaSa Racing Ferrari 430 GT3.

In 2009, he joined PaSa Racing to race a Ferrari 430 GT3 in the Asian GT Masters series and the Macau GT Cup.

Racing record[edit]

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 DC Points
2005 Engstler Motorsport BMW 320i ITA
1
ITA
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
SMR
1
SMR
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
BEL
1
BEL
2
GER
1
GER
2
TUR
1
TUR
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAC
1

DNQ
MAC
2

DNQ
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 HTCC Super Production Overall Results 2008 HTCC Super Production Overall Results
  2. ^ Room for amateurs, too The Standard, 14 November 2007
  3. ^ WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CIVIC WE BUILT? Mardi Gras Motorsport, 2003
  4. ^ 2003 Macau Guia Race 1 results 2003 Macau Guia Race 1 results
  5. ^ 2004 Macau Guia Race 1 results 2004 Macau Guia Race 1 results
  6. ^ 2005 WTCC Macau Round qualifying results 2005 WTCC Macau Round qualifying results
  7. ^ 2006 CTM Silver Jubilee Cup Results 2006 CTM Silver Jubilee Cup Race Results
  8. ^ 2007 CTM Cup Results 2007 CTM Cup Race Results
  9. ^ Max Mosi (16 November 2012). "Paul Poon leads China Dragon 1-2 for Macau Cup". Touring Car Times. 
  10. ^ Max Mosi (17 November 2012). "Paul Poon victorious in the 2012 CTM Macau Cup". Touring Car Times.