Chinese driver Ye Yifei took his second Asian Winter Series victory in as many race weekends, after a flawless drive in a tense third race at the Sepang International Circuit. The result capped another outstanding performance by Ye Yifei and Absolute Racing. The title decider is due to take place next month.
The quick race pace he had already shown in the previous rounds at Thailand’s Buriram International Circuit, was replicated with a dominant free practice session on Saturday morning with a category record lap time under the 2 minute mark. In the qualifying session held on Saturday lunchtime, he put his car in the first row for the first and third races of the weekend. [...]
Absolute Racing’s Ye Yifei picked up two second-place finishes and one win in the Asian Winter Series second event at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit (January 19/20), setting up a tense title decider for next month’s season finale.
It all started in Saturday qualifying sessions which saw China’s Ye Yifei, who kicked off the day with a category record lap time under the 2 minute mark in the single Free Practice morning session, capturing the second on the grid for Race 1 and Race 3, while Eshan Pieris from Sri Lanka posted the ninth fastest time in qualifying one to dramatically improve to fifth in the second qualifying.
The Absolute Racing started its 2019 season in strong form over the weekend (11-12 January) with a race win and a podium finish for the squad’s two Tatuus T-318s in the opening round of the new Asian Winter Series at Thailand’s FIA Grade 1, 4.554km Buriram International Circuit.
Friday morning qualifying sessions saw China’s Ye Yifei qualifying second for Race 1 and Race 3, while Eshan Pieris from Sri Lanka posted the fifth fastest time in both sessions.
The first race of the weekend took place later in the day and wasn’t kind for the Absolute Racing duo. Lining up from second on the grid, Ye went to the front on the opening lap. The Chinese youngster led the first few laps of the race but retired while battling for the lead with a radiator failure.
Teammate Pieris had an eventful Formula 3 race debut. He crossed the finish line in third but the
– Absolute Racing and Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific join forces – Yuan Bo confirmed as first driver – Further drivers’ announcements set to follow
Zhuhai, January 7, 2019 – Absolute Racing will strengthen its presence in the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia. The team will field two 2019-spec Porsche 911 GT3 R in partnership with Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific.
Absolute Racing and Porsche have long enjoyed an association through the successful participation of the China based team in the German brand one-make series in Asia. Now this partners [...]
► Pro-Am entry unites Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup mentor Cheng Congfu and Cup driver Sun Jingzu ► Second car line-up to be announced in 2019 ► Third season for renamed Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia
Beijing, December 21, 2018 – The long-time partnership between Audi Sport customer racing Asia and multiple championship-winning team Absolute Racing is set to strengthen further in 2019 with confirmation of a two-car entry in the newly-named Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia. One of two Audi R8 LMS GT3s will be piloted by China’s most successful circuit driver to-date and Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup driver mentor Cheng Congfu, and one of th [...]
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.
Absolute Racing drivers capped off the inaugural F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA season with three podium finishes at the Sepang International Circuit.
• Double podium for newcomer Ye Yifei • More silverware for Conwright • Second place in Teams’ standings
Jaden Conwright finished third in the last race of the season, securing the third place in the Drivers’ standings as Absolute Racing finished second in the Teams’ standings. Series newcomer Ye Yifei impressed on his Asian racing debut claiming two podium places in Malaysia.
Setting the grid positions for race one, Yifei set a lap time of 2:04.082 min to sit in second on the time sheet [...]
The battle for the 2018 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup GT3 championship title goes down to the wire this weekend with a double-header season finale at Malaysia’s 5.54km Sepang International Circuit.
Four Absolute Racing drivers remain in contention for the title – points leader Bhurit Bhirombhakdi of Singha Plan-B by Absolute Racing, ProMax Team’s Andrew Haryanto, The Bend Motorsport Park’s Yasser Shahin and Sun Jingzu, with the winner receiving a one-of-a-kind production Audi R8.
At Saturday’s round nine night-race and Sunday’s round ten, another glittering prize is on offer – the final seat for the Cup’s “Road to Spa” programme. The top-scoring driver at [...]
Absolute Racing is hunting single-seater glory this coming weekend as the inaugural F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA heads to Sepang International Circuit for the 2018 season finale.
Following a successful test session at the track this Thursday; a solid three-car assault by the Absolute Racing trio during the inaugural season’s final three races looks set to be on the cards.
As is always the case in Malaysia, high temperatures and humidity will test the drivers physically and mentally. Local hero Akash Nandy driver obtained his best result of the season in the opening round of the season at Sepang earlier in the year. The Malaysian driver, who finished second in Round 3 [...]