The Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia race at Suzuka was a bruising affair for the three Absolute Racing Audi GT3 teams, but the single R8 LMS GT4 came away with a couple of podium finishes on its debut in the series.
Heartbreak for Rump and Tan in race one Sun and Cheng score the best class result of 2019 Maiden podium finishes on GT4 debut
Qualifying one proved to be one of the most dramatic in recent memory as the 15-minute session was marred by no less than three red flags. Rump snatched the pole for Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute, grabbing his second consecutive pole at the circuit.
Later in the day Rump had converted pole position into a six-second advantage when the Audi R8 LMS GT3 he shares with Weiron Tan was
The four Absolute Racing-run Audi R8 LMS GT3 cars were back in action this weekend as the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia resumed at the Hermann Tilke designed 4.554km FIA Grade I Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.
Rump and Tan third in the Silver Cup class Pro/Am podium on home turf for Thai duo B-Quick wins Am Cup race two
On Saturday morning qualifying sessions, Tan placed the #12 Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entry in fifth place on the grid for race one, while Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup race winner Bhurit Bhirombhakdi was the 11thfastest in the local #59 Singha Plan-B by Absolute Racing entry. B-Quik Racing’s Daniel Bilski qualified 16thand Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute’s Sun Jingzhu was [...]
Rump and Tan third in Silver Cup Thai duo claims a Pro/Am podium B-Quick wins Am Cup race two
Absolute Racing’s Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia campaign with Audi got underway at the 5.452-km Sepang International Circuit this weekend (6-7 April 2019) with third-place finishes in the Silver Cup and in the Pro/Am class and an Am Cup victory.
This season Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute enters two Audi R8 LMS GT3 “Evo” for Audi Sport Asia drivers Martin Rump of Estonia and Malaysian Weiron Tan. The pair will be on the hunt for the overall championship title as well as the Silver Cup trophy.
A sister car is entered for fellow Audi Sport Asia driver Cheng Congfu, and seasoned privateer [...]
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 [...]
In a shortened weekend, EN Sport Motors by Absolute Racing’s Vincent Floirendo and Adderly Fong secured third position and the final step on the podium in Round 3 of the GT Masters Asia at Shanghai International Circuit, China.
While the podium position is a solid result, the team were left wanting for more as Sunday’s Round 4 has been cancelled due to the threat from a typhoon after a promising qualifying session from the two Absolute Racing-run Audi R8 LMS.
As per series regulations Am drivers take charge of qualifying duties. Therefore Bhurit Bhirombhakdi was handed the qualifying for the #59 Singha Plan B by Absolute Racing entry. On Saturday, Bhirombhakdi’s best lap put him fourth on the grid carrying 50kg of success ballast from the previous event in Ningbo.
Team-mate Kantasak Kusiri took the first stint ahead of the mandatory pit stop and driver-change, making up ground from the outset to run in
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
Location: Shanghai International Circuit Dates*: 10-12 July; 21-23 August; 11-13 September; 30 October
Location: Ningbo International Speedpark Dates*: 1-5, 10, 18-19, 23, 25-26 and 30 July
Location: Zhuhai International Circuit Dates*: 7-15 July; 8-10 & 25-26 August; 20-23 September; 13-28 October
The mighty Audi R8 LMS GT3 hits China for customer test days alongside the first ever China test days for the new Audi R8 LMS GT4.
The Audi R8 LMS GT3
The Audi R8 LMS GT3 is a giant of customer racing worldwide, with well over 150 international race wins and countless series championships under its belt including at the world’s most prestigious races and events: winning the FIA GT Worl [...]
Absolute Racing has confirmed it will enter a pair of Audi R8 LMS GT3s in Blancpain GT Series Asia this year.
The team ran a variety of cars on behalf of themselves and others last season, but most notably the OD Racing Audi driven by Aditya Patel and Mitch Gilbert who missed out on the overall Drivers’ title by just one point. J-Fly by Absolute Racing driver Alessio Picariello also starred en route to three pole positions in five outings.
While Absolute’s driver crews are yet to be confirmed, the team is expected to field both Pro/Am and Silver Cup pairings.
Team boss Fabien Fior believes last season’s championship experience and deep understanding of the Aud [...]
Leading Chinese film and TV production company, NINE Entertainment, has been announced as an official series partner of the Audi R8 LMS Cup for 2018. NINE Entertainment’s CEO Alex Yan became the first Asian Audi R8 LMS GT4 customer when he received one of the race cars – from the first batch of 12 produced worldwide – at an Audi Sport customer racing event in Neuburg, Germany today.
The race car will be entered into the 2018 Audi R8 LMS Cup by team Hard Memory, which becomes the Cup’s first GT4 team. The team takes its name from a Chinese TV show produced by NINE Entertainment, with the car to be piloted in the Cup in 2018 by a Chinese star from the company’s roster.