Absolute Racing came away from Suzuka as the outfit in form after another glittering performance in the third race meeting of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia.
Race win and championship lead for Sathienthirakul/Hamprecht Inthraphuvasak moves up to first in Pro/Am class All Chinese line-up first overall podium
Tanart Sathienthirakul and Philip Hamprecht race one win and race two third place finish made them the top scorer of the weekend and moved the Thai-German duo up to first in the GT3 Overall and Silver Cup standings. Absolute Racing is leading the Teams’ standings.
And there was more success for Absolute Racing as Yuan Bo, who teamed up with Leo Ye Hongli this weekend, scored his first Blancpain GT World Challenge Asi [...]
New Zealand talent Jono Lester will join Absolute Racing for the second round of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia. The Kiwi will share the #912 Porsche 911 GT3 R with Yuan Bo.
In Buriram, the 29-year old Lester, who has successfully established himself as a professional GT driver in Asia for the past eight years, having graduated from Porsche Carrera Cups at a young age, will take over the seat of Porsche Young Professional Dennis Olsen, who has commitments elsewhere. The duo will be entered in the Silver Cup.
Lester said of the upcoming challenge, “I’ve always admired the professionalism of Absolute Racing, and believe they are one of – if not the best – GT3 team in Asia currently. It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to join them in th [...]
Singha Plan B by Absolute Racing Audi R8 joins Sepang grid Bhurit Bhirombhakdi and Kantasak Kusiri together again B-Quik technical partnership set to continue
Singha Plan B by Absolute Racing will make its Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia return for the 2019 season-opener in Malaysia.
In addition to the full season Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entries, Absolute Racing will run an additional Audi R8 LMS GT3 “Evo” under the Singha Plan B Motorsport by Absolute Racing banner in Sepang with a view to adding extra Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia dates to its 2019 schedule.
The team’s regular Thailand Super Series line-up of Bhurit Bhirombhakdi and Kantasak Kusiri will drive the car run by the Chinese Absolute Racing squad. This race marks a return to familiar territory for Singha Plan B Motorsport by Absolute Racing. The team took part of Blancpain GT Series Asia rounds of Buriram and Fuji in 2017;
Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute has announced its second pairing for the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia. On board with the team in an Audi R8 LMS GT3 are the Silver Cup squad of 24-year-old FIA WEC star Weiron Tan of Malaysia and 22-year-old Estonian talent Martin Rump, both recently-announced Audi Sport Asia drivers.
Also entered with Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute is the previously-announced Chinese Pro/Am pairing of Audi Sport Asia driver Cheng Congfu and Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup star Sun Jingzu.
“We are looking forward to working with Absolute Racing, who are one of Asia’s leading teams with proven championship-winnin [...]
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 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
Blancpain GT Series Asia Round 7 & 8 weekend at the Fuji Speedway, in Japan, proved to be a big challenge for the three-car Absolute Racing team but in the end the Audi R8 LMS armada still managed to score points in both races with all the cars, which has to be considered a positive factor.
– Rump and Cheng still on GT3 Overall and Silver Cup titles chase – Liu and Burdon missed out on the Pro-Am podium by just 3 tenths – Kim and Fong keep scoring in Pro-Am class
Qualifying didn’t go quite as well as the team would hope. Rump’s Q1 was thwarted by traffic where a clean lap was unobtainable. The Estonian driver set the fifth fastest with a lap of 1:38.278 around the 4.563-kilometer, 16-turn track. Elsewhere, Anthony Liu qualified 12th place, and fourth in the Pro Am class, while Andrew Kim placed his car
Absolute Racing make their way to Fuji Speedway, Japan this weekend (20-22 July) for Rounds 7 & 8 of Blancpain GT Series Asia, which marks the start of the second half of the championship season.
• Rump/Cheng hoping to capitalise on Suzuka win • Burdon/Liu aiming more Pro-Am silverware • Kim/Fong hoping for more luck in Fuji
33 cars are expected – a season-high entry – at the Mount Fuji racetrack for the much anticipated double-header. Fuji track features a tight, technical section and also the longest straight of the championship at 1.5km.
The home of the first ever Japanese Grand Prix triggers many good memories for Absolute Ra [...]
The Absolute Racing three-car team is ready for the third event of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Asia, to be held on the legendary Suzuka Circuit in Japan from June 30 – July 1.
The Rounds 5 and 6 of the season takes the Audi R8 LMS-equipped team and its drivers to the fondly regarded 5,807km circuit created in the 1960s with a distinctive 18 turn figure-eight layout.
Last season, Absolute Racing serviced teams scored a double-podium at Suzuka, and the team is motivated, determined and very well prepared for this year’s double header. Pirelli’s new-for-2018 P Zero DHD2 tyre will also be introduced for the first time this year and the teams will have to adapt quickly.
In the first two weekends of the season Absolute Racing was able to collect a lo [...]