Tanart Sathienthirakul will compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia for a second consecutive full season having completed a deal with Absolute Racing.
Last season the 25-year-old driver Thailand debuted in the series with Absolute Racing, finishing seventh in the Overall Class standings, and both parties are now happy to announce the continuation of his partnership with the team.
For 2018 the championship will be more challenging than ever before with the introduction of a new and even more powerful 911 GT3 Cup. Nevertheless, with a strong showing in the Sepang pre-season testing, Tanart and Absolute Racing have made their intentions clear for the approaching season.
Bao Jing Long will contest 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia driving an Absolute Racing prepared Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Gen 2) under Zheng Tong Auto Team banner.
Chinese driver Bao Jing Long is hoping to improve on last year’s performance. A successful winter testing at Sepang in beginning of the year was key to convince the team and the driver to join forces in 2018.
Absolute Racing has been a powerhouse in the Porsche China supported series. Absolute Racing serviced teams won the championship in both Class A and B in 2013, and finished second runner up in 2014 and 2015, repeating the overall and Class B wins in 2016. Last season Absolute Racing serviced teams celebrated race wins at Singapore and Shanghai, fi [...]
SHANGHAI, 5th of November – Absolute Racing-run Team StarChase made a spectacular return to the top step of the podium last weekend at its home track Shanghai International Circuit during an action-packed finale to the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season. Philip Hamprecht won the last race of the season as team-mates Yuan Bo and Tanart Sathienthirakul offered glimpses of their true pace.
Starting from fourth place on the grid in race one, Hamprech had a good start, moving up to third place in the opening lap. However Hamprecht’s aspirations of a podium finish were destroyed on lap 4 when he went too wide on the hairpin trying to defend his third position. The German slipped back a little in som [...]
SHANGHAI, 2nd of October – Absolute Racing run Team StarChase driver Philip Hamprecht narrowly missed out on a podium finish in Round 11 of the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia at the Sepang International Circuit. The 20 year-old German wasn’t able to convert his pole position into a win, but was able to claim an important fourth-place finish.
With weather conditions playing a significant part over the weekend, a dry Qualifying on Saturday saw Hamprech record the fastest time, repeating the feat of Fuji’s weekend.
Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul in the #15 sister Absolute Racing machine set a respectable seventh fastest time on the clock, with Yuan Bo, who had his be [...]
SHANGHAI, 18th of September – Team StarChase’s Philip Hamprecht claimed his maiden Porsche Carrera Cup Asia win in Saturday night’s Round 9 on a weekend that Tanart Sathienthirakul e Team C&D Auto’s Yuan Bo collected important points for the championship standings.
As the lights went out for the first and only night race of the season, Hamprecht, who qualified fifth, quickly moved up to fourth. The German driver stayed there for the rest of the 12-lap race. But the best was yet to come.
Following a post-race review by race stewards, the top-three finishers received 30-second penalties for late race infractions. Hamprecht has been promoted to first place, marking his first race win of this season and in the Carrera Cup Asia. With this win, Absolute Racing won in [...]
PCCA celebrates ten years at Singapore Marina Bay debut for Tanart Sathienthirakul and Philip Hamprecht Yuan Bo looking to turn speed into results
SHANGHAI, 14th of September – The Lion City is the destination for the Absolute Racing serviced teams this coming weekend that marks the beginning of the second half of the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA).
The race in support of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix is among the highlights of the 2017 PCCA calendar, which saw the first meetings take place in Shanghai, Fuji, Sepang and in the streets of Bangsaen.
Singapore’s PCCA race is celebrating its 10th edition this year. It became the most famous races on the calendar and it’s easy to see why. On a mercil [...]
Team StarChase returns to the podium Third win in a row in the Porsche Dealer Trophy Podium finish in the “Invitational Race”
SHANGHAI, 24th of July – The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia held their fourth event of the season at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia last weekend. Absolute Racing serviced teams showed flashes of brilliance as Team StarChase’s Philip Hamprecht made a double visit to the podium on a scorching hot weekend.
The weekend started well for the team when Hamprecht set the second fastest time in Qualifying, just 0.058 off, whilst team-mates Tanart Sathienthirakul and Yuan Bo slotted into fifth and sixth places respectively on the starting grid on Saturday.
Team shapes up for another action-filled weekend Three-car team to challenge for top honors Weekend ends with another “Invitational Race”
SHANGHAI, 18th of July – The Absolute Racing serviced teams have arrived at the Sepang International Circuit, the venue hosting the Rounds 7 & 8 of the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA).
Just a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Sepang International Circuit was the first Formula One track noted designer Herman Tilke built from scratch. The venue is a real challenge for all the teams due to the hot and humid conditions.
Team StarChase’s Philip Hamprecht, who is a rookie in this series, has made extraordinary progress since the sta [...]
Team StarChase wins twice the Porsche Dealers Trophy Tanart S. keeps scoring high Team C&D Auto’s Yuan Bo bounces back
BANGSAEN, 2nd of July – The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) held its third round in the streets of Bangsaen this weekend. Team StarChase driver Philip Hamprecht was satisfied to secure his first double podium result of the season as local favorite Tanart Sathienthirakul garnered two fifth-place finishes. For Team C&D Auto’s Yuan Bo it was a weekend of misfortunes.
The “beach battle” started on Friday with two practice sessions and continued on Saturday morning with the exciting qualifying session. Hamprecht went third quickest as Tanart qualified seventh. 2016 Pro [...]
Home race for Tanart Sathienthirakul Philip Hamprecht primed for the streets of Thailand Yuan Bo focus all on points
SHANGHAI, 26th of June – Absolute Racing serviced teams are heading to Bangsaen Street Circuit in Thailand for Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) Round 5 and 6 to experience one of the most exciting tracks of Southeast Asia for the first time.
PCCA rookie and local hero Tanart Sathienthirakul is sixth in the drivers’ championship standings and is one of the few to know the 3.5 km Bangsaen Street Circuit. The 25-year-old Tanart kicked off the year in front of the Thai fans, driving a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup in the Thailand Super Series’s Super Car GTM category race to rack up the laps and learn [...]