Absolute Racing teams made a welcome return to the rostrum during Rounds 6, 7 and 8 of the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, with Team StarChase’s Philip Hamprecht claiming three podium finishes and Zheng Tong Auto’s Andrew Haryanto clinching a Pro-Am podium position during an action-packed triple-header at the Sepang International Circuit (July 13/14).
• Team StarChase and Philip Hamprecht back in title hunt • Bad luck strikes again for Sathienthirakul • Strong debuts for Haryanto and Anderson
Absolute Racing teams made a welcome return to the rostrum during Rounds 6, 7 and 8 of the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, with Team StarChase’s Philip Hamprecht claim [...]
Absolute Racing Porsche teams deliver another strong performance in the fourth race meeting of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia at Japan’s Fuji International Speedway. In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak conquered his third Pro/Am victory as Tanart Sathienthirakul and Philip Hamprecht collected a strong points haul over the weekend to keep their championship lead intact.
Third Pro/Am class win for Inthraphuvasak Sathienthirakul/Hamprecht still in the lead Bo/Ye bank points at Fuji
Sathienthirakul’s 1m41.467s proved more than sufficient to see off the opposition by half second on Saturday’s first 15-minute qualifying session. In race one, the Thai driver lost the lead in the opening lap, but regained [...]
Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute’s Weiron Tan and Martin Rump celebrated a superb maiden win during a dramatic Blancpain GT Challenge World Asia weekend of action on Japan’s Fuji International Speedway. Teammates Sun Jingzu and Cheng Congfu scored points in both races.
Rump and Tan win GT World Challenge Asia Rnd 8 at Fuji Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute is back on title track Sun and Cheng collect points
On Saturday morning qualifying sessions, Tan Audi Sport Asia driver Tan had clocked the second quickest time in GT3 cars first session, but the Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entry was carrying over a five-place grid penalty after an incident in the previous Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia round at Suzuka. That saw Tan drop to seven [...]
An Asia-Pacific Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup team is set to debut at this month’s 2019 Total 24 Hours of Spa. As the GT3 sportscar elite meet at one of the world’s most breath-taking race tracks, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, reigning Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup champion Andrew Haryanto joins fellow championship stars Yasser Shahin, Jeffrey Lee and Sun Jingzu. The seats were awarded via the Cup’s 2018 season Road to Spa initiative.
“The Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup is bringing some of the finest privateer drivers from the Asia-Pacific region to this legendary 24 hour race. It will be a welcome, but tough challenge for them to compete among the world’s best professionals,” said Martin Kuehl, Director [...]
Absolute Racing came away from Suzuka as the outfit in form after another glittering performance in the third race meeting of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia.
Race win and championship lead for Sathienthirakul/Hamprecht Inthraphuvasak moves up to first in Pro/Am class All Chinese line-up first overall podium
Tanart Sathienthirakul and Philip Hamprecht race one win and race two third place finish made them the top scorer of the weekend and moved the Thai-German duo up to first in the GT3 Overall and Silver Cup standings. Absolute Racing is leading the Teams’ standings.
And there was more success for Absolute Racing as Yuan Bo, who teamed up with Leo Ye Hongli this weekend, scored his first Blancpain GT World Challenge Asi [...]
The Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia race at Suzuka was a bruising affair for the three Absolute Racing Audi GT3 teams, but the single R8 LMS GT4 came away with a couple of podium finishes on its debut in the series.
Heartbreak for Rump and Tan in race one Sun and Cheng score the best class result of 2019 Maiden podium finishes on GT4 debut
Qualifying one proved to be one of the most dramatic in recent memory as the 15-minute session was marred by no less than three red flags. Rump snatched the pole for Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute, grabbing his second consecutive pole at the circuit.
Later in the day Rump had converted pole position into a six-second advantage when the Audi R8 LMS GT3 he shares with Weiron Tan was
Absolute Racing achieved better than expected results at the legendary 5.807km Suzuka Circuit this past weekend with Eshan Pieris finishing in the points in all three the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA races, as his teammate Daniel Cao also picked up points in the two first rounds, which included a podium position in race two after crossing the line in second.
Podium finish for Daniel Cao Triple finish for Eshan Pieris Absolute Racing remains second on Teams’ standings
It was the first time for both drivers on the Japanese figure 8 layout racetrack and each was suitably impressed. Regrettably some power issues limited the running in Free Practice. On Saturday morning qualifying sessions, Cao qualified in sixth for races [...]
Absolute Racing serviced teams endured a tough weekend at the Fuji Speedway in Japan for round four and five of 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA)where the weather conditions made life very difficult for everyone.
Bao Jinlong wins Pro-Am Cup Round 5 Sathienthirakul and Hamprecht collect vital points Kusiri debuts with a fastest lap
The weather around Mount Fuji makes for unpredictable conditions and this weekend was no different, complicating the life of drivers and engineers. Heavy rains made for a challenging Saturday, with drivers ultimately setting out to complete a full 30-minute Qualifying during a partial break in the heavy rains. But the still-wet condi [...]
Absolute Racing will expand its participation in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia at the next race in Suzuka, Japan to include one Audi R8 LMS GT4.
“We are delighted to see two Cup drivers team up to debut the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia,” said Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “GT4 competition is rapidly gathering strength across the region, and the addition of Anderson Tanoto and Mark Williamson to our Audi line-up further reinforces our presence in this prestigious championship.”
Reigning Audi Sport R8 LMS GT4 Cup champion Anderson Tanoto of Indonesia and 2010 Asian GT4 Cup champion Mark Williamson of Australia will debut the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia.
Ingo Matter, Team Director of Absolute Racing, added “After having run the Audi R8 LMS GT4 since its introduction in the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup we are
Chinese rising star Leo Ye Hongli will join Absolute Racing in the Blancpain GT World Series Asia at the Suzuka International Racing Course on June 22/23. The 27-year-old driver will pair up with Yuan Bo in the #912 Absolute Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R.
Leo Ye, who has earned accolades in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship and Asian Le Mans Series, debuted in the Blancpain GT Series Asia in 2017 and took part in the first three events of 2018, finishing second overall in Round 3 in Buriram.
The 2018 China Touring Car champion is no stranger to Porsche cars having represented China in the first running of the FIA GT Nations Cup last year in Bahrain at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3-R.