Yasser Shahin is the 2019 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup champion as the world’s first and only one-make series for full-spec GT3 cars took a final bow at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit on November 24. The Bend Motorsport Park driver kept his cool in the searing heat, his fifth-place finish in round 10 enough to secure him the title.
Ensport Motors by Absolute Racing’s Vincent Floirendo took the Challenger Trophy championship on his memorable return to motorsport, while China’s Sheng Yanwen took the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup GT4 title for his FEA team.
The global Audi Sport customer racing family reunites this weekend at Japan’s iconic Suzuka Circuit for a bumper weekend of competition. The 2019 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup season resumes with its penultimate meeting of the year as the brand with the four rings contests the Suzuka 10 Hours with a strong three-car line-up on August 23-25.
► The Bend Motorsport Park’s Yasser Shahin heads GT3 standings ► Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing among three-car Audi R8 LMS GT3 Suzuka 10 Hours entry
“We’re excited to have the global Audi Sport family back together again at one of the world’s most challenging and historic race tracks this weekend,” said Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “Suzuka will play host to a pivotal Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup double-header, both in terms of the GT3 and GT4 championships and also in deciding the second winner in our Road to Suzuka 2020 programme.
Absolute Racing’s Anthony Liu took two wins in the 2019 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit as the Shanghai-based team drivers bagged the GT4 Cup and Challenger Trophies in both races.
Anthony Liu wins both races and gets a ticket to Suzuka 10 Hours Double win for Angelo Negro in the Challenger Trophy Sheng Yanwen wins GT4 Cup category twice
The Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup returned to its home at the heart of Chinese motorsport for rounds five and six at the 5.5km Hermamn Tilke designed track this weekend, its 12th visit in eight seasons. Absolute Racing crew provided technical support to nine (9) Audi R8 LMS GT3 and two (2) Audi R8 LMS GT4.
The Shanghai double-header saw the return to the Cup of last year’s Absolute Racing Blancpain GT Series Asia campaign driver Anthony Liu and the comeback of Sun Jingzu who had dropped points
Leading Australian Audi racer Tony Bates will make his first foray into international motorsport competition in 2019, confirming a program for the remainder of the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup.
Bates competed in the Australian round of the R8 LMS Cup last year, before focusing on his local GT Championship commitments for the rest of the season. But another strong showing at this year’s R8 LMS Cup season opener – where he scored his 13thwin from 16 races at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit – has given the AFS/Moveitnet/C-Tech Laser/Local Roadways/Bryant & Bryant driver the impetus to continue in the Asian-based categor [...]
The Absolute Racing endured a tough weekend during the opening round of the 2019 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup but came out with overall podium finish and two GT4 Cup class wins at the Adelaide Parklands Street Circuit, Australia.
Alex Au returns with a podium Tough weekend for Cup favourites Haryanto and Bhirombhakdi Williamson and Tanoto share GT4 Cup wins
The weekend’s double-header marked the start of a 10-race, five-circuit season over which the all-privateer line-up will vie for the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup titles.
Leading the Absolute Racing charge is the 2018 GT3 Cup champion Andrew Haryanto of Indonesia. Also making a return to the series is last year’s first runner up Bhurit Bhirombhakdi. Former Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup Am Cup champions Alex Au, Sun Jingzu and Daniel Bilski completed the five-car team in the GT3 Cup class this weekend.
Beijing, February 13, 2019 – Chinese internet sensation Liu Zexuan has joined the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup’s eighth season to compete in the GT4 Cup. The 30 year-old driver will be aiming to build on his impressive Cup debut in 2018 with Absolute Racing, when he secured back-to-back wins in Shanghai. Liu has become an online celebrity in China, appearing in a number of popular online reality shows, winning himself a legion of fans and followers.
In his new role with Audi, he will also represent Audi Sport customer racing Asia as an ambassador in China, the brands’ largest market worldwide.
“We warmly welcome Liu Zexuan into the Audi Sport customer racing Asia family. As well as being a key influencer in the o [...]
Indonesia’s Andrew Haryanto has been crowned the 2018 Audi R8 LMS Cup champion to close out a dramatic weekend at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.
The ProMax Team driver victories in the last two races of the season secured him the title by just five points from rival Bhurit Bhirombhakdi of Singha Plan-B by Absolute Racing. Third in the final standings was Yasser Shahin.
Heading into the final rounds, Haryanto was 11 points behind Bhirombhakdi. Determined to earn his first Cup title, under the lights of Sepang Circuit, Haryanto took his second victory of the year to close the gap to just two points from Bhirombhakdi, who was third across the line.
On Sunday Haryanto claimed his third win of the season, while Bhirombhakdi was second at the flag. The Indonesian season-best performance not only propelled him to the year-end title, but also earned him a one-of-a-kind production Audi R8 road car.
The battle for the 2018 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup GT3 championship title goes down to the wire this weekend with a double-header season finale at Malaysia’s 5.54km Sepang International Circuit.
Four Absolute Racing drivers remain in contention for the title – points leader Bhurit Bhirombhakdi of Singha Plan-B by Absolute Racing, ProMax Team’s Andrew Haryanto, The Bend Motorsport Park’s Yasser Shahin and Sun Jingzu, with the winner receiving a one-of-a-kind production Audi R8.
At Saturday’s round nine night-race and Sunday’s round ten, another glittering prize is on offer – the final seat for the Cup’s “Road to Spa” programme. The top-scoring driver at [...]
► Runner-up Yasser Shahin secures Road to Spa seat by single point ► Bhurit Bhirombhakdi extends Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup championship lead with fourth place finish ► Anderson Tanoto on cusp of first-ever GT4 Cup title; Ryan Liu completes flawless class debut
Singha Plan-B by Absolute Racing driver Bhurit Bhirombhakdi thundered to his fourth victory of the 2018 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup season, winning round seven at the 5.451km Shanghai International Circuit and soaring to the top of the championship leaderboard with three races r [...]