The latest round of the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia brought the Absolute Racing-run Porsche squad to the 5.615km Korea International Circuit. The fifth meeting of the year, the first-ever of the series at this Hermann Tilke-designed circuit, gave the team much cause for celebration.
Victory for Inthraphuvasak and Imperatori in race two Podium result keeps Sathienthirakul and Hamprecht on title hunt Yuan Bo and Leo Ye claim first Silver Cup win
After a season-best qualifying result for Tanart Sathienthirakul and Philip Hamprecht, the #911 Absolute Racing pair went on to claim their fifth podium of the year, helping the team to sew up the GT3 Team title a way in advance. Race 2 saw Vuttikorn Inthraphuvasak and Alexandre Imperatori clinching [...]
Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute came close to a victory in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia Round 9 and 10 at the 5.615km Korea International Circuit, but a controversial drive-through penalty denied Martin Rump and Weiron Tan a certain win in Sunday’s race.
Martin Rump and Weiron Tan came close to a win Sun Jingzu and Cheng Congfu collect points in the Pro/Am class One double-header left to the end of the season
For Saturday’s race one Tan lined up in sixth, while Sun Jingzu, who teams-up with Cheng Congfu in the #13 Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entry, started in 14th. Both cars had bad starts, but bounced back in the 27-lap race.
Tan had a tough start being hit by a competitor. The Malaysian dropped from sixth to eighth on
Lining up against arguably the most competitive GT3 grid in the world, Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup drivers Andrew Haryanto, Jeffrey Lee, Sun Jingzu and Yasser Shahin brought the Absolute Racing-run #80 Audi R8 LMS GT3 home tenth in the AM Cup class, and 50th overall under extremely difficult weather conditions.
The Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup quartet showed steady pace in the qualifying sessions ahead of the race, qualifying P10 in the AM-Class and 66th place overall in a record-breaking grid of 72 cars.
The race started behind the safety car, as a result of heavy rain at the Belgium circuit, and kicked off in wrong foot for the #80. Haryanto was the first driver caught out by the trick conditions, sliding off at Raidillon, making heavy contact with the barriers. Even [...]
ENsport Motors by Absolute Racing and Vincent Floirendo took part of the world-racing debut of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on July 26/27.
The one-off event “Porsche Motorsport GT2 Supersportscar Weekend” took place on the occasion of the 24 Hours of Spa. It was the first opportunity for the team and the driver to meet the brand new 700 horsepower 911 GT2 RS Clubsport.
Following two practice sessions and one qualifying session in scorching weather, Floirendo finished eighth of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport runners in the 30-minute (13-lap) race one on Friday; the first-ever competitive race run to the SRO’s new GT2 ruleset.
EN Sports by Absolute Racing and Vincent Floirendo will be taking part of the inaugural Porsche GT2 RS Clubsport race this weekend at 7.004km Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
The new GT2 concept will launch this week in Spa-Francorchamps with a one-make race at Spa-Francorchamps for a full field of Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport machines as part of the build-up to the biggest GT event of the year: the 24 Hours of Spa.
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport bears close resemblance to the 911 GT2 RS road car. It features the same 700-horsepower, 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine from the road-going model, though at 1390kg the Clubsport weighs in 80kg lighter than its road-going cousin.
The Belgium track is the perfect scenario to welcome the German sports [...]
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