Haryanto Crowned 2018 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup Champion
Indonesia’s Andrew Haryanto has been crowned the 2018 Audi R8 LMS Cup champion to close out a dramatic weekend at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.
The ProMax Team driver victories in the last two races of the season secured him the title by just five points from rival Bhurit Bhirombhakdi of Singha Plan-B by Absolute Racing. Third in the final standings was Yasser Shahin.
Heading into the final rounds, Haryanto was 11 points behind Bhirombhakdi. Determined to earn his first Cup title, under the lights of Sepang Circuit, Haryanto took his second victory of the year to close the gap to just two points from Bhirombhakdi, who was third across the line.
On Sunday Haryanto claimed his third win of the season, while Bhirombhakdi was second at the flag. The Indonesian season-best performance not only propelled him to the year-end title, but also earned him a one-of-a-kind production Audi R8 road car.
As the highest points-scorer at the Sepang double-header, round 10 podium finisher Jeffrey Lee joins Haryanto, Bhirombhakdi and Shahin on the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup team at the 2019 24 Hours of Spa – a reward on offer to the highest-points scorer at each country on the Cup’s 2018 calendar.
The 2018 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup GT4 Cup champion is Anderson Tanoto of Absolute Racing.
The eighth season of the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup gets underway at the Adelaide 500 in early March 2019.