New #WTCR2019SUPERGRID member Ma’s record-breaking moments
Ma Qinghua, who will drive for Team Mulsanne in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in 2019, boasts a CV full of notable achievements.
The first Chinese driver to take part in a Formula One grand prix weekend – a feat he achieved for HRT at Monza in 2012 – Ma became the first driver from his country to win an FIA world championship motor race when he triumphed at WTCC Race of Russia in 2014 (pictured).
Last October, he became the first Chinese to score points in WTCR / OSCARO with seventh place in Race 3 at WTCR Race of China-Wuhan.
After testing the Alfa Romeo Giulietta at Vallelunga prior to Christmas, Ma took a race win in the TCR China finale at Guangdong International Circuit in one of the Italian machines and can’t wait for his new adventure to begin.
“I really appreciate that Team Mulsanne and Romeo Ferraris chose the Chinese New Year to announce our partnership,” said Ma, who also has experience in FIA Formula E and FIA World Rallycross, plus a China Touring Car title to his name. “It is a very important day in China and I’m sure all our fans will enjoy the day.
“I already drove the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris last season and the feeling was good since the beginning. It has a big potential and the team is working hard to improve the car during this winter, in order to be competitive from the start of the new WTCR season. Moreover, this will be the second time for me in an Italian team after 2005, so it will be nice to live the typically warm European atmosphere during the year.”