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"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

In this Spring Festival, "Flying Life 2" directed by Han Han was screened nationwide. As of press time, the box office has exceeded 2.3 billion, and the total number of moviegoers has exceeded 45 million, all of which exceed "Flying Life" five years ago. It can be said that this film has become a "racing epic" in China.

Among them, the "Bayingbrook Championship Wall" in the movie not only achieves the effect of rendering the plot, but also shows the tribute of the old racing man Han Han to Chinese racing. Today, send the Taoist Paddocker to take a look at the "mystery" on this champion wall?

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

From left, Chen Xuezhong, Lu Ningjun, Xian Tongchun, and One Xiang Li Image source network

Lu Ningjun

"China's Car King"

As early as the 80s and 90s of the last century, as a driver of the 555 Chinese team, Lu Ningjun participated in the "Hong Kong-Beijing Rally" many times, and was evaluated by the outside world as the "Chinese car king" at that time.

Since then, the Henan driver has been active in the domestic rally arena and has won numerous victories in the China Rally Championship (CRC). In 2004, "Lao Lu" began to challenge the "game of the brave" - the Dakar Rally, driving the Zhengzhou Nissan Paladin to the vast sand sea of the Sahara Desert, and finally became the first Chinese to complete the Dakar Rally together with Rodin, who drove the Mitsubishi car.

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

Li Wei

The right-hand man behind Han Han's "Quadruple Crown".

As the 2014 CRC Drivers' Champion of the Year, Li Wei's rally racing journey began and ended with the Subaru China Rally Team. In the early days of entering the rally, Li Wei was appreciated by team director Jiang Chen, and then he grew up through continuous training and became a famous player who can take the lead alone.

In 2014, Li Wei's racing career reached its peak, defeating a number of good players, including teammate Han Han, in the CRC that season to win the annual championship. In other seasons, Li Wei is Han Han's "right-hand man" of the "Subaru Quadruple Crown".

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

Nell Maxey

Strength foreign aid

Former foreign player of Shanghai Volkswagen Skoda Red Bull Rally Team, 2004 P-WRC (Production Group - World Rally Championship) annual champion. After bidding farewell to the world arena, he has been playing in CRC as a foreign aid for many years. In addition to his contribution to the results, Nel has also brought a lot of technical support from overseas, including helping the team to introduce mainstream international rally cars and competition methods.

In recent years, Nell, who is no longer competing, has served as a "racing director" and "stuntman" in the "Flying Life" series of films. In addition, he also starred in the racing movie "Gran Turismo: Extreme Racing" released last year.

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

Wang Rui

Have students all over the world

An amphibious driver of the track and rally, Han Han's teammate during the Shanghai Volkswagen 333 team. As he grew older, Wang Rui's role shifted from being a driver in front of the scenes to a racing training coach behind the scenes.

Nowadays, it can be said that the world is full of peach and plum, and outstanding students are active in the front line of various domestic arenas. Affectionately known in racing circles as "Uncle Rui (although he doesn't have a cold himself)", whether in rallying, track racing or racing school, the Chongqing driver is almost always tied to the 333 Club and the resulting first strand of Chinese motorsport, Lisheng Sports.

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

Lin Dewei

Treasure Island Racing Treasures

It comes from Taiwan Province and is known as the "Treasure of the Island Rally". In the early years, he represented Shanghai Volkswagen Skoda Red Bull Rally Team in the two-wheel drive group, and later stepped into the top group competition in FAW-Volkswagen Racing Team. Pure and aggressive, Lin Dewei focused on rallying, having won the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (FIA APRC) in the Subaru China Rally Team.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of rally events in China, it is not able to reach its full potential in the field where it is good at. It is worth noting that in the Bayingbrook Wall of Champions, there are three drivers who are or have been coaches at the Ferrari Driving Academy, including Lin Dewei, and the other two are He Xiaole and Li Wei.

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

Xu Lang

Untimely death

The Zhejiang Wuyi driver was once considered China's best chance of competing in the top class of the World Rally Championship (WRC). Unfortunately, in 2008, during the Rally Across the East, he died unexpectedly due to an accident while rescuing other cars.

In addition to his excellent driving skills, Xu Lang is very popular in the racing circle, especially with Han Han - he can be regarded as the "master" of Han Han's rally. At the beginning of this century, the Wuyi area was also led by this "king of flying cars", and a whirlwind of pulling was blown. To this day, the "Wuyi Gang" is still the backbone of China's rally racing scene, including champions such as Xu Jun, Fu Junfei, Li Xiongwei and Li Guoyang.

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

Liu Caodong

God is jealous of talent

Liu Caodong was called a "rally prodigy" by all the media, but due to alcohol poisoning caused by a single drink, his life was forever stopped at the age of 26.

As a person who dominated the Chinese rally arena after Xu Lang, he was an invincible existence at that time. And after its death, the CRC entered the era of "Warring States Heroes". Since then, the person who can dominate the list all year round is the director of the "Flying Life" series of movies, and Han Han, the 11th champion driver in the Bayingbrook Championship Wall!

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

He Xiaole

Veteran of the track race

The only driver on the list to focus on track racing. In 2004, the first year of China's track racing, He Xiaole entered the National Championships (CCC) to start his racing career. In the following 20 years, He Xiaole competed in various competitions at home and abroad, and helped Changan Ford Racing Team achieve eight annual CTCC Manufacturers' Cup championships, including the 2010-2014 Manufacturers' Cup "five consecutive championships".

In the past two years, the living fossils of Chinese racing still have the courage to challenge themselves and compete in the Nürburgring 24 Hours, known as the "Green Hell".

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

Fan Gaoxiang and Shen Teng

Fan Gaoxiang

The last CRC champion

After Han Han retired to the front line of rallying, Fan Gaoxiang and Lin Dewei joined the Subaru China Rally Team.

From 2018 to 2019, the post-90s driver won the CRC for two consecutive years and became the "last champion". The reason for this is that after the new crown epidemic, although the CRC has held too many races, it has not really formed a season, and it can be said that domestic rallies are still in a state of "waiting to be lifted".

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

Chen De'an

Han Han's "lifelong enemy"

In the era of CRC two-wheel drive group, the Qingyang FAW-Volkswagen team led by Chen De'an and the Shanghai Volkswagen 333 team where Han Han belonged were "sworn enemies" in the era of the CRC two-wheel drive group. Entering the era of the four-wheel drive Confederation Cup, Han Han's Subaru racing car resisted Chen De'an's FAW-Volkswagen "Gao (Erf) 7" god car army.

Today, like Han Han, Chen is committed to promoting the right way to rac, especially the development of rally culture, although he rarely participates in competitions. The (Beijing) Dean Automobile Sports Club founded by him has become the leading rally racing team in China.

"Bayinbrook Wall of Champions": Han Han pays tribute to the romance of Chinese racing

Wan Heping (first from left) talks to former FIA President Jean Todd and former F1 President Chase Kelly.  ©Paddocker

In addition to the above-mentioned "Top Ten Masters of Chinese Racing", there are also director Han Han himself in the championship wall, Wan Heping, vice chairman of the China Automobile and Motorcycle Sports Federation and the International Automobile Federation (Editor's note: the photo is fictitious), Lin Zhendong (the racing resume can refer to CTCC four-time champion Zhang Zhendong) and Han Han's cousin Shen Chao - "insiders" who have participated in events such as the Polo Cup.

I would like to pay tribute to the participants, followers and supporters of Chinese motorsports in this article!

In 2024, may everyone in the Chinese racing circle continue to "fly through life"!

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