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
Mixed feelings for podium finisher OD Racing J-Fly scores first overall podium Second consecutive pole-position for Picariello
Shanghai, 25th June 2017 – Racing serviced teams have completed the third round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia with another strong performance, as J-Fly by Absolute Racing and OD Racing Team stepped onto podium at Suzuka Circuit this weekend.
The Absolute Racing four Audi R8 LMS squadron has started the weekend in great style securing a front row start for the second race of the weekend.
J-Fly by Absolute Racing’s Alessio Picariello maintained his perfect Blancpain GT Series Asia qualifying record by beating the fellow Absolute Racing-run Audis driven by OD Racing Team’s [...]
OD Racing continues the title hunt Picariello to assist Lee on Pro-Am fight Singha Plan-B and Milestone Racing looking for points
Shanghai, 20th June 2017 – The Absolute Racing serviced teams are ready for the third round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Asia, to be held on the legendary Suzuka Circuit in Japan.
Following another strong showing in Buriram, where the four Absolute Racing serviced Audi R8 LMS GT3 entries claimed a pole-position, an overall podium position and two class podiums, OD Racing Team, J-Fly by Absolute Racing, Singha Plan-B Motorsport and Milestone Racing are fired up to deliver strong results on the famously unforgiving Japanese circuit.
Third season podium for OD Racing Double Pro-Am podium for Lee/PicarielloSingha Plan-B scores on debut
Shanghai, May 21, 2017 – Hot off the heels of victory in the Blancpain GT Series Asia opening event at Sepang, Absolute Racing serviced teams continued their good form by claiming a pole-position, an overall podium position and two class podium finishes between the four Audi R8 LMS GT3 entries at Buriram, Thailand.
While the racing was challenging in itself, the really hard work started for OD Racing Team, J-Fly by Absolute Racing, Singha Plan-B Motorsport and Team Milestone with the Friday’s qualifying session and continued on Saturday.