The Chinese lucky number eight proved to be just that today as the #888 Audi R8 LMS GT3 of Audi Sport Asia driver Martin Rump and Chinese talents Bao Jinlong and Yuan Bo took victory from pole in the inaugural SIC888 endurance race in Shanghai. Absolute Racing teammates Adderly Fong, Cheng Congfu and Sun Jingzu crossed the line in second, making it an Audi customer team one-two.
The Indonesian ‘super team’ of Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup stars Andrew Haryanto, Anderson Tanoto and former Formula 1 driver Rio Haryanto came home fifth overall, first in class with their Absolute Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4. On his Audi debut, and in his first race since F1, Ri [...]
One of Asia’s best young exports is the latest name to join the ranks of the inaugural SIC888 endurance race scheduled for Shanghai International Circuit on October 7, reigning Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup champion Alessio Picariello named alongside a couple of Cup legends – former championship runner-up Andre Couto, and the man who has made more starts than any other over seven seasons of the Cup, Jeffrey Lee.
The experienced Audi trio will form part of an Absolute Racing J-Fly entry where they will challenge for outright victory in the 888-kilometre event.
All three have experience competing together in endurance events, Couto and Lee sharing a car in the Japanese Super Taikyu series this year – making the podium in the hotly contested Fuji 24 Hour event – whilst Picariello and Lee have contested GT3 events across Asia as a strong partnership in the past.
Three Absolute Racing drivers will join forces for the very first time to tackle the new SIC888 endurance event at Shanghai International Circuit on October 7.
Yuan Bo, Bao Jinlong and Martin Rump will take the wheel of an Absolute Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the six plus hour event, with Rump spear-heading the team off the back of a stunning run at the Blancpain GT Series Asia round at the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix venue just over a week ago.
An experienced race winning campaigner in multiple GT championships, Rump – alongside Blancpain GT Series Asia team-mate Franky Cheng – qualified on the front row of the grid for the opening 60-minute race, but the young Estonian was forced to drive back through the field aft [...]
Indonesia’s first Formula 1 driver, Rio Haryanto, will make his debut behind the wheel of an Audi race car at the inaugural SIC888 at the Shanghai International Circuit on October 7. The former Manor Racing star joins Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup GT3 leader Andrew Haryanto and GT4 front-runner Anderson Tanoto to create an intriguing Indonesian super team, entered by Absolute Racing. The trio will race Tanoto’s Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the 888km endurance race.
The SIC888 endurance event is an invitational race on the 2018 Au [...]
A trio of the most experienced GT3 drivers in China will spear-head an Absolute Racing Audi entry into the inaugural SIC888 endurance event at Shanghai International Circuit on October 7.
Sun Jingzu, Cheng Congfu (Franky) and Adderly Fong will share a second-generation Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the 888-kilometre endurance event, the three experienced GT campaigners expected to be outright contenders.
Cheng is arguably the most famous GT driver in China, his pioneering efforts have seen him entered in open-wheelers, DTM and Le Mans prototypes whilst also contributing to the success of the growth of GT racing in Asia as a regular at the highest levels of competition.
The Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing celebrated a superb podium in the Suzuka 10 Hours race today (26 August). Audi Sport drivers Christopher Haase/Kelvin van der Linde/Markus Winkelhock brought their #6 Audi R8 LMS home in third place after the ten hour-long race.
In the Pro/Am class, the #13 Absolute Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 of Cheng Congfu, Adderly Fong and Sun Jingzu finished sixth in class, 22nd overall.
The 47th running of the Suzuka Summer Endurance Race in Japan was an incredibly tough race and attracted a stellar entry of GT3 cars for round three of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
The race build-up and qualifying went very well and both [...]
Absolute Racing is all set for one of the biggest challenges on the GT calendar, the 10-hour race at the sensational Suzuka circuit in Japan (24/25 August), the third round of the 2018 Intercontinental GT Challenge.
As previously announced, Audi Sport drivers Christopher Haase and Markus Winkelhock, who scored full points at Intercontinental GT Challenge round of Spa-Francorchamps, are joined by Kelvin van der Linde in the – Audi Sport customer racing supported Audi R8 LMS #6 Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing entry for this event.
A Pro/Am privateer Audi R8 LMS from Absolute Racing completes the lineup. The two Chinese Sun Jingzu and Congfu Cheng, who was a Blancpain GT Series Asia race winner with Absolute Racing at Suzuka earlier this year, as well as Adderly Fong from Hong Kong have been determined as #13 Absolute Racing drivers.
In endurance racing terms, the 10 hours of Suzuka is the blue riband event of the
Beijing, August 9, 2018 – Absolute Racing has become the first-ever Asian-based operation to be made an official Audi factory team. Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing will join the brand with the four rings bids to strengthen its seven-point lead in the Intercontinental GT Challenge manufacturer standings at the Suzuka 10 Hours from August 24 to 26.
“It is great to see the European and Asian motorsport platforms of Audi joining forces for the prestigious Suzuka 10 Hours,” said Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “Congratulations to Absolute Racing on their debut as an official Audi factory team. The appointment bears testimony to the success and development of Asian racing outfits over the past few years.”
At the Intercontinental GT Challenge’s first visit to Japan, Audi Sport will enter three factory-backed Audi R8 LMS GT3s. Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing has announced its line-up of Christopher Haase and Markus Winkelhock of Germany, and 22-year-old
Audi is leading the drivers’ and teams’ classification of the Intercontinental GT Challenge and now faces a new task: From August 24 to 26, the young racing series will visit the circuit at Suzuka in Japan for the first time. The track 400 kilometers southwest of Tokyo with its combinations of turns that are unique in the world is a popular and challenging one.
Audi Sport have confirmed today the five teams and driver crews. Two of the five Audi R8 LMS GT3 entries will be Absolute Racing-run cars.
Factory-backed entry #6 Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing relies on Christopher Haase, Kelvin van der Linde and Markus Winkelhock.
A privateer car from Absolute Racing completes the lineup. The two Chinese Jingzu Sun and Congfu Cheng, who was a Blancpain GT Series Asia race winner with Absolute at Suzuka earlier this year, as well as Adderly Fong from Hong Kong have been determined
Bentley is no stranger to the world’s racing stars driving its race cars, but this season a film star will enter the ranks as Hard Memory actor Han Geng joins Bentley Team Absolute to make his racing debut.
Han Geng, who travelled to the UK earlier this year so he could prepare with Bentley Motorsport, will pilot the #9 Hard Memory Continental GT3 alongside Swiss-born Shanghai resident Alexandre Imperatori in the extremely popular China GT Championship