Five Porsche 911 GT3 R will begin the new decade Down Under with Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific, as the German marque aims to defend its Bathurst 12 Hour crown with regional customer team Absolute Racing aiming high at Mount Panorama.
Reigning GT World Challenge Asia teams’ champions Absolute Racing will make their first appearance at the mountain venue, featuring an all-factory line-up in their #911 entry. Matt Campbell is alongside Mathieu Jaminet, both having now being signed on as full Porsche works drivers. Frenchman Patrick Pilet completes the roster, as the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM runner-up debuts at Ba [...]
Absolute Racing is set to enter one Audi R8 LMS GT4 car in the six-round GT World Challenge Asia in 2020 with Indonesia’s Anderson Tanoto and Denmark’s Nicolaj Møller Madsen.
The Chinese squad, led by Fabien Fior and Ingo Matter, is the first team to confirm plans to run a new-for-2020 Audi R8 LMS GT4 Evo car in the series this season. Absolute Racing first sampled the GT4 Class at Suzuka circuit last year and that exploratory outing has prompted the team to enter a Audi R8 LMS GT4 for long-standing Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup driver Tanoto and ex-GT4 European Championship race winner Møller Madsen. Tanoto and Mark Williamson took the #89 Absolute Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 entry to a double class podium on its deb [...]
Having competed in various GT championships with Audi over the past three seasons, Absolute Racing confirms that Sun Jingzu and Cheng Congfu will switch to a Porsche 911 GT3 R for the 2020 GT World Challenge Asia having completed a successful test recently at Sepang.
Cheng and Sun have plenty of GT races together, the pairing proving a dynamic partnership. Cheng is a hugely experienced driver who has competed successfully in single seaters, touring cars, sportscars and prototypes in an impressive career spannin [...]
Having wrapped up the Teams’ title in GT World Challenge Asia in 2019, Absolute Racing is delighted to confirm that Yuan Bo and Leo Ye Hongli will return to the team for a second consecutive season in the championship with a Porsche 911 GT3 R sponsored by Ivory Bay Capital.
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In Asia’s gambling paradise Absolute Racing got a double dose of bad luck at the FIA GT World Cup. The two Porsche 911 GT3 R sponsored by Spark and driven by Kévin Estre (France) and Alexandre Imperatori (Switzerland) retired early at Circuito da Guia in Macau.
It all begun on Friday. The reigning World Sports Car Champion Estre experienced a difficult qualifying session on the fast street circuit in the former Portuguese colony. The Frenchman, whose Porsche 911 GT3 R sustained damages in an accident during the second free practice, could only rejoin the action at a later stage after extensive repairs. He posted the 14th fastest lap. His teammate, Imperatori, a former Macau GT [...]
Absolute Racing are celebrating another success after Panther/AAS Motorsport driver Vuttikorn Inthraphuvasak was crowned the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia Pro/Am Class Champion after claiming 5 race wins and 9 podiums in what has been an incredible season.
Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak wins Pro/Am title Maiden win for Yuan Bo and Leo Ye Hongli Last moment heartbreak for title contenders Sathienthirakul and Hamprecht
The Thai driver wasn’t the only one with reasons to celebrate, as Chinese crew of Yuan Bo and Leo Ye Hongli went for their maiden win in the series in the very last encounter of the season. Teammates Tanart Sathienthirakul and Philip Hamprecht had a heartbreak season end, but their fighting spirit a [...]
The Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute celebrated its second win of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia season in front of a bumper crowd at ‘the home of Chinese motorsport’ Shanghai. Martin Rump and Weiron Tan had a dominant race one in the season finale as Cheng Congfu and Sun Jingzu in the second Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entry took their first Pro/Am podium of the season.
Rump and Tan secure the second win of the season Cheng and Sun storm to Pro/Am podium Strong pace but little reward in the last race of 2019
Friday morning qualifying session Rump continued on his quick pace and set the fastest ti [...]
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 [...]