• Absolute Racing and Daniel Lu lead Teams and Drivers’ championship
Absolute Racing’s Daniel Lu extended his lead in the Formula Masters Series on Sunday to 19 points with his third victory of the season at Sepang.
On Saturday’s races, Lu took two commanding victories, while teammate Arvin Esmaeili finished impressively third and second.
Sunday morning’s Race 3 saw a three car battle for the win, Starting from 4th, Lu quickly moved up to third but he couldn’t go any further in the classification as the 6-lap race action was shorten by a safety car period. With two cars off the circuit in dangerous positions, the safety car was deployed right after the lap one. The race restarted with two laps to go but Lu, who smartly kept his head down
Absolute Racing serviced cars shine in Blancpain GT Asia Series
OD Racing Team wins the first ever race of the series
Team Milestone round out the podium in Pro-Am class
Kuala Lumpur, April 9th , 2017 – Absolute Racing wrote a piece of history of Asian motorsport by winning the first race of the new Blancpain GT Series Asia.
Absolute Racing fielded two Audi R8 LMS GT3 cars this weekend in the inaugural Blancpain GT Asia Series race at Sepang, Malaysia. Mitch Gilbert and Aditya Patel paired up in the #86 OD Racing Team entry and Franky Cheng Congfu joined behind the wheel by the Gentleman Driver Sun Jingzu in the #13 Milestone Racing entry.
Philip Hamprecht narrowly missing out on a podiumTanart Sathienthirakul shows speedBo Yuan mounts stunning round one drive into top six
Shanghai, April 9th, 2017 – Team StarChase’s Philip Hamprecht made an impressive debut in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia at Shanghai over the weekend, narrowly missing out on a podium after qualifying second for both Chinese Formula One Grand Prix support races. Teammates Tanart Sathienthirakul and Bo Yuan also showed front running pace in a variety of challenging weather conditions throughout the weekend.
Absolute Racing made a few changes to its line up for the 2017 season. The former Formula Masters China Series champion Philip Hamprecht will drive the #99 Team StarChase entry. 2016 Class B (now called Pro-Am Class) champion Yuan Bo returns to the series to drive the #88 Team C&D Auto for his 2017 premier season in the Overall class. Tanart Sathienthirakul,
Double win for Daniel LuTwo podium finishes for Arvin EsmaeiliAbsolute Racing takes lead of teams’ standings
Absolute Racing started the defence of its Formula Masters Series Driver and Teams’titles with two superb wins at Sepang. Daniel Lu took the honours of the championship today, winning the first two races of the season. Teammate Arvin Esmaeili also climbed to the podium twice in Malaysia. Manuel Cabrera and James Yu scored precious points for the championship.
Tricky track conditions plagued Friday’s qualifying for the team but this Saturday was a much different story for the Absolute Racing quartet.
From fourth on the grid in race one of the weekend, Lu moved quickly to third to be in a position to challenge for victory. Lu was already second when the Safety-Car came out with four laps to go, helping to shorten the distance to the race
2016 Teams’ and Drivers’ champions Absolute Racing will field a strong four-car line up for the team’s third assault on the 2017 Formula Master Series (FMS).
Last season saw the team win the championship with Philip Hamprecht, while teammate Zheng Shang Guan took home the “Best Chinese Drivers” title. FMS see’s a whole new challenge for the team this season.
Representing the team will be Arvin Esmaeili, Daniel Lu, James Yu Kuai and Manuel Cabrera. The quartet will make their championship debuts with Absolute Racing this year, but all four have experience of working with the team from winter testing in Zhuhai and Sepang.
Singaporean born Esmaeili will step up from karting to his first single seater championship. The Swedish, 19, was a top contender in the Singapore Karting Championship and has performed progressively in testing the Formula Masters Series car with the Absolute team.
MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016) – Fresh off the back of a second-place finish at Sonoma Raceway, Andrew Kim (South Korea) scored his second Pirelli World Challenge podium finish in-a-row. In his North American debut, Fabian Hamprecht (Germany) had an unfortunate spin and early end to his run at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course in Northern California was new to both Kim and Hamprecht, but both had the powerful 4.0L twin-turbo V8–powered Bentley Continental GT3 at their disposal. Both drivers showed solid improvement throughout practice and qualifying. Kim started P6 on the GTA grid, while Hamprecht started 17th in GT.
Both drivers made strong starts in the 50-minute race. Kim moved up to second and Hamprecht into 14th on the first lap.
At the halfway point, Hamprecht spun in Turn Four and was unable to resume.
Kim held strong through several full-course cautions. The final full-course yellow created a one-lap dash [...]
DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 6, 2016) – Experienced Bentley Continental GT3 driver Fabian Hamprecht (Germany) will stand in for Bentley Team Absolute regular Adderly Fong in the Pirelli World Challenge, this weekend, as the Hong Kong racer looks to take a China GT Championship win on home-soil. Hamprecht will team with Andrew Kim (South Korea) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the series finale.
A clash with China GT on Fong’s home soil with an excellent chance at victory has created the opportunity for Hamprecht to make his World Challenge and North American racing debut in the No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3. The 21-year old has four years of racing experience under his belt in various GT sprint and endurance series across Europe and Asia, including an Asian GT event with Bentley Team Absolute.
Back for his second Pirelli World Challenge event, Kim will again pilot the No. 78 Bentley Continental GT3 in the GTA [...]
SONOMA, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2016) – In his Pirelli World Challenge debut, this weekend, South Korean driver Andrew Kim stood on the GTA podium, while teammate Adderly Fong (Hong Kong) came away from Sonoma Raceway with a top-10 finish in the front-running GT class.
It was a last-minute entry for Kim’s No. 78 Continental GT3 and Bentley Motorsport in the UK pulled out all the stops to get the car prepared and shipped to arrive on Thursday of race week. After qualifying in fourth on the competitive GTA grid, Kim made his North American racing debut at the 12-turn, 2.285-mile road course in Northern California on Saturday and finished in second place in Sunday’s race.
Hoping to continue his run of podiums, teammate Adderly Fong qualified the No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3 seventh for Saturday’s event and finished ninth. On Sunday he was hit on the first lap and needed to pit for [...]
DALLAS, Texas (Sept. 13, 2016) – Bentley Team Absolute will enter two cars in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship for the final rounds at Sonoma Raceway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The No. 78 Bentley Continental GT3 will be driven by Andrew Kim (South Korea) in the GTA class.
Kim is no stranger to Absolute Racing or Bentley; in the GT Asia series, he partners with Adderly Fong (Hong Kong) in the No. 7 Bentley Continental GT3. The duo is eighth in the championship there, having scored a win and three podiums together. Sonoma will be Kim’s North American race debut and marks the first time a Korean driver has participated in a Pirelli World Challenge race.
Kim can glean some advice from teammate Fong, who is a full-season PWC driver in the No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3. Fong is currently eighth in GT Drivers Championship and recently scored back-to-back runner-up finishes at [...]
TOOELE, Utah (Aug. 16, 2016) – Bentley Team Absolute driver Adderly Fong (Hong Kong) scored a pair of runner-up finishes in the latest two rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship at Utah Motorsports Campus. He also came away with the fastest race lap of the weekend.
In the heat of the Utah desert, Fong qualified his No. 88 Bentley Continental GT3 sixth for Saturday’s Round 16 race. At the start, a spinning car blocked Fong’s path through Turn One, dropping him to 10th as the race went full-course yellow. On the ensuing restart, Fong perfectly navigated another Turn One accident, and climbed all the way to third.
From there, Fong put pressure on the No. 43 Acura TLX-GT for several laps, before eventually moving into second place. He had his sights set on the leader, but ran out of time to catch him before the checkered flag.