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Kusiri on pole for opener

Team Engstler and R Engineering proved to be the class of the TCR Asia Series in qualifying for the opening round of the championship in Sepang, Malaysia.

One man stood out above the rest though as Katandhee Kusiri took pole position in his Engstler Volkswagon Golf by over a second to La Wei Sing’s R Engineering Honda Civic.

Ecuadorian racer Diego Moran couldn’t match teammate Kusiri’s pace but wasn’t far away from Sing to claim third ahead of Sing’s teammate Abdul Kaathir.

One of the facourites for the championship, Tin Sritrai, could do no better than fifth in his Team Thailand Golf, lining up alongside youngster Jasper Thong, giving the Audi RS3 LMS its debut in the championship for Phoenix Racing Asia, with backing from Audi Hong Kong.

James Bourke

TCR correspondent

Photo:TCR media

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