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Absolute Racing serviced teams brought more silverware in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Rnd 9 & 10 at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend (September 29/30).

– Tanart Sathienthirakul scores season’s best
– Hamprecht kept title hopes alive
– Double class podium for Bao Jin Long

Heat and humidity are nothing new in Malaysia. But during this weekend’s Carrera Cup Asia round at Sepang International Circuit, these conditions were extremely high; presenting many challenges for drivers and teams.

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.

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The Absolute Racing celebrated a remarkable Blancpain GT Series Asia double overall podium result at Shanghai International Circuit over the weekend, 22nd/23rdSeptember, and secured two class wins and more silverware at China’s Formula 1 circuit.

–Two Audi R8 LMS cars on the overall podium,

– “1-2” finish in the Pro-Am class in race one,

– Silver Cup podium finish in race two,

– Singha Plan B by Absolute Racing shines on Am Cup debut.

 

Saturday’s qualifying sessions saw Absolute Racing drivers performing strong once again. Cheng Congfu has stormed to a front row start for Round 9. The Chinese driver put together a 2:06.397 to start Saturday’s race from second.

The other story of Blancpain GT Series Asia’s first qualifying session was that of the Audi bronze-ranked drivers. Andrew Kim took Pro-Am pole (2:07.254), the highest qualifying bronze-ranked driver in the 32-car field, placing his car in seventh on the grid. Anthony Liu (2:07.631) qualified ninth overall

Absolute Racing drivers scored more podiums finishes and class wins at the team’s home rounds of the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA at Shanghai International Circuit this weekend as Jaden Conwright reached the podium on race three and Liu Zexuan won in the Masters class twice.

With Thursday’s practice sessions held in wet conditions, Saturday’s Free Practice presented the international field of fledging talent its first opportunity to run on the 5.451km home of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix in the dry. Later in the day, the qualifying sessions brought another strong performance by the home team.

Setting the grid positions for race one, Akash Nandy set a lap time of 2:05.825 min to sit i [...]

Absolute Racing competes on home ground this weekend when the Blancpain GT Series Asia makes its annual trip to China for the Shanghai International Circuit rounds.

– Rump and Cheng on GT3 Overall and Silver Cup titles chase

– New team-mate for Anthony Liu

– Singha Plan-B by Absolute Racing joins the trio

 Absolute Racing aims to bounce back from a tough Fuji meeting last month and close the gap to the Championship leaders as the Blancpain GT Series Asia enters the final two meetings of 2018. Shanghai has been a happy hunting ground for the team in the past, with Absolute Racing celebrating many victories and podiums on the “home of Chinese Motorsport” in recent years, including two podium finishes here in 2017.

Cheng Congfu and Martin Rump are leading the team’s charge, and the two official Audi Sport Asia drivers are confident they can bounce back from a tricky second weekend in

The Absolute Racing Formula 3 operation is back in action this weekend for the third round of the 2018 F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Heading to its local circuit as the series reaches its halfway point, the Absolute Racing squad is hoping home-advantage plays a part in the weekend’s proceedings in front of a home crowd on the iconic Chinese circuit.

American Jaden Conwright will be starting the weekend with the second place in standings after experiencing a positive weekend last time around in Ningbo, while Akash Nandy is looking forward to exploiting his full potential and making gains from the fourth position.

The Ningbo weekend’s results have helped Absolute Racing to close the gap to the team in front in the Teams Championship.

Absolute Racing-run Emc2 Racing entry impressed on championship debut at Ningbo. China’s Liu Zexuan collected one win and two second-place finishes in the Masters Class and

Absolute Racing put in a battling performance to place three cars in the top-six of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Round 8 at Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore.

– Team StarChase’s speed goes unrewarded
– Tanart S. and Daniel Lu performed strong
– Bao Jin Long is the new Pro-Am Class leader

The weekend had a promising start with Philip Hamprecht storming to a stunning pole position. The German driver clinched pole after blasting through the streets of Singapore and setting a 2:16.258 lap time on Saturday afternoon. Team-mates Tanart Sathienthirakul, Daniel Lu and Yuan Bo qualified all within top-8.

 

Sathienthirakul set a superb lap time of 2:17.040 min to sit in fifth on the time sheet. Series debutant Lu stopped the clock eight hundredth of a second behind him in seventh, with Yuan Bo taking the final top eight position with a 2:18.096 min quick lap. Pro-Am title contender Bao Jin

The Lion City is the destination for the Absolute Racing serviced teams this coming weekend thatmarks the beginning of the second half of the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA).

– Team StarChase aims to defend winning streak

– Pro-Am class title fight resumes for Bao Jin Long

– Li Jiaqi joins team line up

The race in support of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix is among the highlights of the 2018 PCCA calendar, which saw the first meetings take place in Shanghai, Fuji, Sydney and in the streets of Bangsaen. It became the most famous races on the calendar and it’s easy to see why. On a merciless street circuit, the heat and humidity make it even tougher for the drivers.

Philip Hamprecht wants to keep the winning streak. Team StarChase driver won a race in every PCCA event so far this season, and he has good memories of Marina Bay Street Circuit,

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