Korean actor-singer Ryu Si-won won an auto racing event in China over the weekend, his racing team here said Monday.
Ryu finished first at the Ferrari Challenge Race in Zhuhai, a southern Chinese city, EXR Team 106 said.
Korean actor and racing driver Ryu Si-won (center) poses after winning the Ferrari Challenge Race in Zhuhai, China, Sunday. (Team 106)
The local importer of Ferrari, Forza Motors Korea, sponsored Ryu’s entry into the race and signed him on as its corporate pitchman.
Ryu took the pole position and then finished second in the first race and first in the second leg to grab the title.
Ryu, the manager of EXR Team 106, has been dabbling in auto racing for 14 years and founded his own team in 2009.
“This was a good experience, and I am pleased to win it as a representative for my country,” Ryu said. “I’d like to thank my Chinese fans for coming out to the airport and to the tracks to support me.”