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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 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.

Absolute Racing is leadi [...]

Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing confirms that it will compete for the second consecutive year in the Pro class of the Suzuka 10 Hours in Japan with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo when Intercontinental GT Challenge visits Asia for its penultimate round of the season on August 23-25.

 

Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing to field a Pro class entry Two of the three last year’s drivers return in 2019 Former Absolute Racing race winner is back in the team

 

Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing made its debut at the headline event of the Asian endurance calendar last year, securing a third place finish with Audi Sport drivers Christopher Haase, Markus Winkelhock an [...]

Absolute Racing’s Porsche camp celebrated another win in the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge as Panther/AAS Motorsport’s Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak and Alexandre Imperatori won the at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand.

 

Panther/AAS Motorsport duo wins on home turf Podium finish for Sathienthirakul/Hamprecht Podium denied to Bo/Lester

 

Tanart Sathienthirakul and Philip Hamprecht once again had reasons to rejoice as they finished second in race one. Yuan Bo and Jono Lester put up an exceptional performance over the weekend that went unrewarded with an equal amount of good fortune in race two.

Saturday morning qualifying one saw Sathienthirakul and Bo locking out the second row for the Absolute Racing’s Porsche arma [...]

The four Absolute Racing-run Audi R8 LMS GT3 cars were back in action this weekend as the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia resumed at the Hermann Tilke designed 4.554km FIA Grade I Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

 

Rump and Tan third in the Silver Cup class Pro/Am podium on home turf for Thai duo B-Quick wins Am Cup race two

 

On Saturday morning qualifying sessions, Tan placed the #12 Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entry in fifth place on the grid for race one, while Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup race winner Bhurit Bhirombhakdi was the 11thfastest in the local #59 Singha Plan-B by Absolute Racing entry. B-Quik Racing’s Daniel Bilski qualified 16th and Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute’s Sun Jingzu was [...]

New Zealand talent Jono Lester will join Absolute Racing for the second round of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia. The Kiwi will share the #912 Porsche 911 GT3 R with Yuan Bo.

In Buriram, the 29-year old Lester, who has successfully established himself as a professional GT driver in Asia for the past eight years, having graduated from Porsche Carrera Cups at a young age, will take over the seat of Porsche Young Professional Dennis Olsen, who has commitments elsewhere. The duo will be entered in the Silver Cup.

Lester said of the upcoming challenge, “I’ve always admired the professionalism of Absolute Racing, and believe they are one of – if not the best – GT3 team in Asia currently. It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to join them in th [...]

 

Hamprecht and Tanart score brilliant win on debut Inthraphuvasak  and Imperatori storm to Pro/Am class win Olsen and Bo were ‘kings’ in qualifying

Absolute Racing’s Porsche teams made a strong start to the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia season with a one-two finish in the second race at the Sepang International Circuit.

Absolute Racing has made the perfect start to its Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia campaign by claiming pole positions for both of this weekend’s races after its #912 Porsche 911 GT3-R shared by Yuan Bo and Dennis Olsen set the fastest times in both 15-minute qualifying sessions earlier on Saturday.

Bo made a 2m04.883s lap in Q1, 0.166s faster than the best- [...]

Rump and Tan third in Silver Cup Thai duo claims a Pro/Am podium B-Quick wins Am Cup race two

 

Absolute Racing’s Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia campaign with Audi got underway at the 5.452-km Sepang International Circuit this weekend (6-7 April 2019) with third-place finishes in the Silver Cup and in the Pro/Am class and an Am Cup victory.

This season Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute enters two Audi R8 LMS GT3 “Evo” for Audi Sport Asia drivers Martin Rump of Estonia and Malaysian Weiron Tan. The pair will be on the hunt for the overall championship title as well as the Silver Cup trophy.

A sister car is entered for fellow Audi Sport Asia driver Cheng Congfu, and seasoned privateer [...]

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