Absolute Racing drivers returned to the Blancpain GT Series Asia podium in a thrilling weekend at the Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, a stunning 4,554km FIA Grade 1 circuit designed by renowned track architect Hermann Tilke just hours away from the capital of Bangkok, which attracted 26,000 fans over the weekend.
Saturday’s Qualifying one saw Martin Rump recording an imposing third fastest time, while Anthony Liu completed the top-six aboard Absolute Racing’s second Audi R8 LMS. Still adapting to the car Andrew Kim qualified P13.
In Qualifying two Adderly Fong was an early contender for the pole position but the Hong Kong driver ended up 0.354s shy of pole in third. Sepang pole-sitter Josh Burdon made it an all-Absolute Racing second row for [...]
Just one month after the promising season opener at Sepang International Circuit, Absolute Racing heads to Thailand for Blancpain GT Series Asia Round 3 & 4 this weekend (11-13 May).
The second event of the 2018 season takes the Audi R8 LMS-equipped team and its drivers to the Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, a stunning 4,554km FIA Grade 1 circuit designed by renowned track architect Hermann Tilke just hours away from the capital of Bangkok.
The #37 Paragon Water Systems Audi R8 LMS pair Anthony Liu/Josh Burdon travels to Thailand in a positive mood following a well-earned second place finish at Sepang. Round 2 pole-position Josh Burdon made a big impact upon his debut i [...]
Absolute Racing’s 2018 Blancpain GT Asia Series campaign got underway at the 5.452-km Sepang International Circuit this weekend (14-15 April 2018, with Anthony Liu and Josh Burdon scoring a second-place result after the young Australian snatched a surprise pole-position on his GT3 debut weekend.
Teammates Cheng Congfu and Martin Rump clinched the first win in the Silver Cup class as Andrew Kim and Adderly Fong showed that they can also be a force in the upcoming races.
Qualifying brought a very strong performance by the Chinese-based team. Setting the grid positions for race one, Cheng Cong Fu led the Absolute Racing charge in the first fifteen-minute qualifying session on Saturday morning, finding a competitive set-up in his #3 Audi R8 LMS charger to set the fourth fastest lap time. Liu qualified eight in the #37 Paragon Water Systems sponsored entry, and Andrew Kim placed his #7 Audi in 15th.
Absolute Racing has enforced its commitment to the Blancpain GT Series Asia by confirming it will enter three Audi R8 LMS GT3s for a second season running.
The team who missed out on the pan-continental championship’s title by one point last year will field one car in the Silver Cup and two cars in the Pro-Am class in 2018.
Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup Drivers Mentor Cheng Congfu will return to the Championship, forming with 2015 Formula Masters China Series Champion and 2016 Audi R8 LMS Cup second runner-up Martin Rump a strong Silver line up in the car no. 3.
The #7 Audi R8 LMS GT3 features two-well known faces from Absolute Racing: South Korea’s Andrew Kim and Hong Kong’s [...]
Absolute Racing has confirmed it will enter a pair of Audi R8 LMS GT3s in Blancpain GT Series Asia this year.
The team ran a variety of cars on behalf of themselves and others last season, but most notably the OD Racing Audi driven by Aditya Patel and Mitch Gilbert who missed out on the overall Drivers’ title by just one point. J-Fly by Absolute Racing driver Alessio Picariello also starred en route to three pole positions in five outings.
While Absolute’s driver crews are yet to be confirmed, the team is expected to field both Pro/Am and Silver Cup pairings.
Team boss Fabien Fior believes last season’s championship experience and deep understanding of the Aud [...]
Shanghai, October 16th, 2017 – OD Racing pair Aditya Patel and Mitch Gilbert started off the weekend with an outside chance of clinching the title and they did everything they needed to be done. Patel and Gilbert won both Blancpain GT Series Asia races at the Zhejiang International Circuit, finishing one point shy of the title on a very wet race weekend.
Going into the season’s final weekend in third place in the Drivers Championship, 28 points shy of fellow Audi R8 LMS GT3 runners Marchy Lee and Shaun Thong, the OD Racing pair needed to be on top form again. On Friday’s Qualifying they showed their true colors, with Patel conquering the second place for race one grid and Gilbert taking the fifth pole-position of the season for Abso [...]
Shanghai, September 24th, 2017 – Absolute Racing serviced teams made a spectacular return to the podium last weekend collecting two overall and two class podiums at its home track Shanghai during an action-packed and changeable weather conditions weekend of the 2017 Blancpain GT Asia Series season.
Saturday’s qualifying sessions saw OD Racing drivers qualify inside the top six, with Mitch Gilbert securing third on the race one grid and Aditya Patel three place further back, in P6, for the second race.
On Saturday afternoon, the mixed weather conditions played havoc with strategy, leaving the teams facing a difficult tire choice right before the start. Starting with slicks on a wet track, Gilb [...]
Bentley Continental GT3 to debut in the Blancpain Asian series New challenge for Tan and Kim Fong and Vutthikorn reunited once again
Shanghai, September 13th, 2017 – Bentley Team Absolute has confirmed that it will field two Bentley Continental GT3s for Blancpain GT Series Asia’s upcoming round at Shanghai International Circuit on September 23rd/24th.
The Shanghai-based team will enter the two cars which were seen racing in the China GT Championship earlier this season, with Hong Kong’s Adderly Fong teaming up with Thailand’s Vutthikorn Inthrapuvasak in the #20 Continental GT3. Malaysia’s Weiron Tan will race alongside Korea’s Andrew Kim in the #30 entry.
Founded back in 2010, Absolute Racing has successfully developed into one of Asia’s leading motorsports organizations and active [...]
BBT’s Anthony Liu and Davide Rizzo visit the podium OD Racing Team holds third position J-Fly shows speed but no luck
Shanghai, August 20th, 2017 – Absolute Racing serviced teams endured a tough weekend at the Fuji Speedway, the fourth round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Asia. Nevertheless BBT pair Anthony Liu and Davide Rizzo raced the number 37 Audi R8 LMS to a second place finish in the GT3 Pro-Am Class on Saturday’s one-hour long race.
Qualifying didn’t go quite as well as the team would hope. A red flag, caused by a GT4 car, gave drivers just six minutes to improve on their early times once the first session resumed. OD Racing’s Aditya Patel qualified ninth place, while BBT’s Liu rounded out the top ten. GT3 Pro-Am title contender Jeffrey
Four Audi R8 LMS to be fielded at Fuji BBT’s Anthony Liu and Davide Rizzo join the team Asia’s largest GT competition with 34 race cars
Shanghai, August 14th, 2017 – The Blancpain GT Series Asia remains in Japan for round 7 and 8 of the 12-round series. The next stop on the calendar will be at the Fuji Speedway close to Japan’s highest mountain, Mount Fuji.
The Absolute Racing serviced teams will be looking to carry its momentum forward to Fuji and will be fielding a fourth Audi entry in the race to be driven by Blancpain GT Series Asia Round 2 winners Anthony Liu and Davide Rizzo.
The fourth R8 LMS will run under the BBT team and joins the existing cars in the Absolute Racing stable – the