Beijing, November 16, 2017 – The Audi R8 LMS Cup has announced its 10-round 2018 calendar that spans three continents and takes in some of the world’s premier events. With debuts in Australia at the Adelaide 500 and in Europe at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the Cup’s seventh season also includes two China double-headers in Ningbo and Shanghai. The championship will then come to a crescendo under the floodlights of its first night race at the season finale in Malaysia.
The season also includes the new Shanghai 888 endurance race as an invitational event for Cup competitors.
“The 2018 edition of the Audi R8 LMS Cup underlines our commitment to offering our customers dynamic, challenging [...]
Shanghai, October 16th, 2017 – OD Racing pair Aditya Patel and Mitch Gilbert started off the weekend with an outside chance of clinching the title and they did everything they needed to be done. Patel and Gilbert won both Blancpain GT Series Asia races at the Zhejiang International Circuit, finishing one point shy of the title on a very wet race weekend.
Going into the season’s final weekend in third place in the Drivers Championship, 28 points shy of fellow Audi R8 LMS GT3 runners Marchy Lee and Shaun Thong, the OD Racing pair needed to be on top form again. On Friday’s Qualifying they showed their true colors, with Patel conquering the second place for race one grid and Gilbert taking the fifth pole-position of the season for Abso [...]
Shanghai, 24th September 2017 – Absolute Racing celebrated the second consecutive Teams’ Championship on the Shanghai-based squad’s home circuit during an action-packed 2017 Formula Masters Series season finale.
Daniel Lu and James Yu were in title contention ahead of the last event of the season at the Shanghai International Circuit but title chances ended early for Yu after an accident on Saturday’s opening race. The Chinese driver car was not repairable in time for the second contest of the day.
Following a great effort from Absolute Racing technical crew overnight, the #5 Tatuus was back on track on Sunday. Round 17 pole-sitter Yu scored two eight-place positions, finishing fourth in [...]
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 [...]