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O’Young Revealed as Jaguar VIP Driver for Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based driver Darryl O’Young will race in Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY next weekend…

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Darryl O’Young has been confirmed as the guest driver in the VIP car for next month’s Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race in Hong Kong.

The Canadian-born Hong Kong-based driver will line-up in the 12-car field on his home circuit for the third round of the championship next weekend.

“To race on the streets of Hong Kong is something I didn’t think would ever be possible, especially driving an electric race car,” said O’Young.

“To accomplish these two things together in one race weekend is very special.

“I’ve followed the first couple of races of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY in Saudi Arabia and Mexico, and the series certainly has strong competition.”

O’Young competed in the FIA World Touring Car Championship from 2010 to 2013 scoring a best result of fourth at Zolder in 2011.

The 38 year-old has also appeared twice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing second in GTE-Am at the 2013 running of the race.

He serves as director of Craft-Bamboo Racing, a Hong Kong-based team which has competed in a number of high-level sports car and touring car series in recent seasons.

Another change to the I-PACE eTROPHY entry list comes with Lin Qi, who made his debut in Mexico City as replacement for Wang Tao, returning for a second race in one of the two Team China cars.

Katherine Legge heads the title chase after her win in Mexico City and sits one point ahead of Bryan Sellers, Simon Evans and Sergio Jimenez who are all on the same points score.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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