Absolute Racing make their way to Fuji Speedway, Japan this weekend (20-22 July) for Rounds 7 & 8 of Blancpain GT Series Asia, which marks the start of the second half of the championship season.
• Rump/Cheng hoping to capitalise on Suzuka win • Burdon/Liu aiming more Pro-Am silverware • Kim/Fong hoping for more luck in Fuji
33 cars are expected – a season-high entry – at the Mount Fuji racetrack for the much anticipated double-header. Fuji track features a tight, technical section and also the longest straight of the championship at 1.5km.
The home of the first ever Japanese Grand Prix triggers many good memories for Absolute Ra [...]
Absolute Racing celebrated a return to the rostrum at Suzuka Circuit, with Martin Rump and Cheng Congfu claiming team team’s first win of the season during Round 5 and 6 of the Blancpain GT Series Asia.
Saturday was a glorious day for the team in Japan. All it started with Martin Rump setting the pole position for race one; the second pole-position of the season for the team. Am drivers Anthony Liu and Andrew Kim qualified 11th and 14th respectively for the opening round of the weekend.
Round 5 saw Rump and Cheng Congfu claiming their maiden Blancpain GT Series Asia victories after their #3 Absolute Racing Audi led home a top-six comprising as m [...]
The Absolute Racing three-car team is ready for the third event of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Asia, to be held on the legendary Suzuka Circuit in Japan from June 30 – July 1.
The Rounds 5 and 6 of the season takes the Audi R8 LMS-equipped team and its drivers to the fondly regarded 5,807km circuit created in the 1960s with a distinctive 18 turn figure-eight layout.
Last season, Absolute Racing serviced teams scored a double-podium at Suzuka, and the team is motivated, determined and very well prepared for this year’s double header. Pirelli’s new-for-2018 P Zero DHD2 tyre will also be introduced for the first time this year and the teams will have to adapt quickly.
In the first two weekends of the season Absolute Racing was able to collect a lo [...]
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 [...]