LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 2, 2016) – In the latest round of the Pirelli World Challenge GT Championship at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Bentley Team Absolute showed it could rebound from some tough luck and stay focused on bringing home points. After missing Saturday’s race, Adderly Fong (HK) finished Sunday’s race in 10th despite starting from the back of the grid.
Fong once again faced a circuit he’d never been to before. Still, with only 80 minutes of track time (Friday’s practice was cancelled due to lightning), he was able to qualify his No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3 in sixth.
Unfortunately, while on the pace lap for Saturday’s race, a gearbox issue prevented Fong from taking the start. Without an official race lap, he had to start Sunday’s race from the back of the grid.
Starting 18th, Fong picked his way through the back of the field quickly, moving into 12th in the [...]
DALLAS, Texas (July 27, 2016) – After securing two podium positions at Road America in June, Bentley Team Absolute is ready to take on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend for the latest round of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship. Adderly Fong will seek to continue his podium streak in the No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3.
Pirelli World Challenge teams have had a month off since Road America. Bentley Team Absolute and Fong are eager to prove its pole-winning and double podium performance there was no fluke. With his 4.0L twin-turbo V8–powered Bentley Continental GT3, Fong is ready to tackle another unknown circuit with confidence.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a popular 14-Turn, 2.4-mile road course in the Ohio countryside. It features a mix of fast turns and technical corners with some rolling elevation changes.
Bentley Team Absolute is currently third in the GT Team Championship heading into Rounds 14 and 15 [...]
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (June 26, 2016) – Bentley Team Absolute enjoyed its best Pirelli World Challenge weekend yet, with Adderly Fong (HK) securing pole position in Saturday’s race and collecting podium finishes both days.
Fong had never been to the 14-turn, four-mile road course before, but that didn’t stop him from clocking the fastest qualifying time in his No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3. His blistering lap of 2:05.352 (115.279 mph) was set on his final flyer, just as the checkered flag came out.
In Saturday’s 50-minute race, Fong was flanked by a pair of Acuras, who managed to beat the polesitter into the first turn. Fong did his best to retake the spot immediately, but ran wide in Turn Five and fell back to fifth. From there, he focused forward and was able to claw his way back to third by the race’s end. It was Fong’s first Pirelli World Challenge podium.
DALLAS, Texas (June 23, 2016) – Bentley Team Absolute heads to Road America for the rounds 12 and 13 of the Pirelli World Challenge, this weekend, with its No. 88 Continental GT3 of Adderly Fong (HK). The identical No. 87 car will not run, as its driver, Andrew Palmer (US), continues to recover in the hospital.
While the team’s thoughts remain with Palmer, crew members continue to be positive and they hope to carry on their success from GT Asia a fortnight ago.
Currently 11th in the GT Drivers Championship, Fong faces yet another unknown circuit, but has the power of the 4.0L twin-turbo V8–powered Bentley Continental GT3 behind him to take on the long straights of Road America.
“It was great to get a podium in GT Asia and I’m hoping I can continue this here in Pirelli World Challenge, this weekend,” commented Fong. “I’ll miss having my team-mate alongside me; not only is [...]
[fusion_text]Team Bentley Absolute has embarked upon a new collaboration with W11.com, a well known online entertainment platform for Asia, for the 2016 GT Asia Series.
Founded in 2010, W11.com has soon become one of the leading entertainment hubs in Asia by providing top class entertainment experiences. W11.com is well known and has rapidly expanded into Greater China and South East Asia. Today, W11.com has more than 80 million active members and is a fully integrated entertainment hub.
W11.com branding will appear on the pair of Bentley Continental GT3s and on the drivers’ race suits throughout the 2016 GT Asia Series season.
Ingo Matter from the Absolute Racing Team Bentley commented:
“Bentley Team Absolute started the collaboration at the GT Asia Series race in South Korea and the results are promising. We are always striving for the best in both innovation and results and we know that W11.com has the same attitude in providing the [...]
DALLAS, Texas (May 25, 2016) – After two runner-up finishes at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last week, Bentley Team Absolute is taking its podium momentum to Lime Rock Park for the latest round of the Pirelli World Challenge championship.
It’s been a quick turnaround for Bentley Team Absolute; it had less than 34 hours to traverse 425 miles and clear customs before test sessions commenced at Lime Rock Park in northwest Connecticut. The trip was made easier by the fact that the team had just earned its first two World Challenge podiums and was carrying two second-place trophies to Lime Rock.
A legendary circuit in North America, Lime Rock Park is a short seven turns and 1.5 miles, with only one left-hand turn. Once again neither Andrew Palmer (US) nor Adderley Fong (HK) have raced at the circuit previously, but lack of track knowledge has yet to stop them from putting in strong (and podium-worthy) [...]
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (May 23, 2016) – Neither Andrew Palmer (US) nor Adderly Fong (HK) had been to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park before, but the Bentley teammates put in their best performances of the Pirelli World Challenge season so far, coming away with two runner-up finishes.
The No. 87 and No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3s were well suited to the high-speed nature of the 11-turn, 2.548-mile road course. Fong topped the Friday practice times and Palmer held the provisional pole through the second half of qualifying before being bumped in the final seconds, while his teammate took the fourth spot on the grid.
Palmer and Fong held their ground and showed their mettle through Saturday’s race, finishing in their grid positions without any threat or challenge. A second-place finish for Palmer and fourth-place finish for Fong marked each driver’s best World Challenge result this season. Palmer’s runner-up finish is the first podium for Bentley Team [...]
DALLAS, Texas (May 18, 2016) – Following a successful weekend in the GT Asia Series, where Bentley Team Absolute dominated with two victories, the team is traveling across the globe to Mosport, Ontario, Canada for the latest rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge GT Championship.
At the Asian championship’s season opener in South Korea, two of the team’s Bentley Continental GT3s finished 1-2 in the feature race with more than 20 seconds on the third-place car. The team hopes to carry this positive momentum to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), where drivers Andrew Palmer (US) and Adderly Fong (HK) will continue their quest for the Pirelli World Challenge GT Championship.
The No. 87 and No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3s were last in action with the Pirelli World Challenge series at Barber Motorsports Park, April 22 – 24. Bentley Team Absolute is currently fifth in the GT Team Championship, while Palmer and Fong are eighth and 12th, respectively, in the GT Driver Championship.
• Bentley Team Absolute enters three Continental GTs into GT Asia Series • The official Asian partner team looks to defend its teams’ title • Three strong line-ups all “capable of victory” in the drivers’ championship
3 May 2016, Crewe – Bentley Team Absolute has announced its GT Asia Series title defence driver line-up and confirmed it will enter three Continental GT3s into the six round championship starting at Korea International Circuit in two weeks time.
In 2015, experienced and respected race preparation outfit Team Absolute became Bentley’s Asian partner team. Together, the pair experienced great success and went on to win the manufacturer’s championship title.
As well as firmly setting its sights on defending this accolade, a line-up of familiar names to the team will return with a host of new faces, all aiming to scoop the highly sought-after GT Asia teams’ trophy.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 24, 2016) – Both Bentley Continental GT3s run by Bentley Team Absolute were fast the minute they arrived at Barber Motorsports Park for the latest round of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship. Drivers Adderly Fong (HK) and Andrew Palmer (USA) were able to translate this into a total of four top-10 finishes over two races.
After running near the top of practice times, the team fought against changing track conditions for qualifying courtesy of multiple tire compounds being laid down on the circuit from the various racing series.
Palmer started seventh and Fong 10th for Saturday’s race. Both dropped a position early on and spent the rest of the race trying to make it back up. Barber is a notoriously difficult circuit to pass on and despite Palmer’s best efforts he finished eighth. Fong was able to find a way around a McLaren late in the race to reclaim 10th, where he [...]