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Having competed in various GT championships with Audi over the past three seasons, Absolute Racing confirms that Sun Jingzu and Cheng Congfu will switch to a Porsche 911 GT3 R for the 2020 GT World Challenge Asia having completed a successful test recently at Sepang.

Cheng and Sun have plenty of GT races together, the pairing proving a dynamic partnership. Cheng is a hugely experienced driver who has competed successfully in single seaters, touring cars, sportscars and prototypes in an impressive career spannin [...]

Absolute Racing are celebrating another success after Panther/AAS Motorsport driver Vuttikorn Inthraphuvasak was crowned the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia Pro/Am Class Champion after claiming 5 race wins and 9 podiums in what has been an incredible season.

 

Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak wins Pro/Am title Maiden win for Yuan Bo and Leo Ye Hongli Last moment heartbreak for title contenders Sathienthirakul and Hamprecht

 

The Thai driver wasn’t the only one with reasons to celebrate, as Chinese crew of Yuan Bo and Leo Ye Hongli went for their maiden win in the series in the very last encounter of the season. Teammates Tanart Sathienthirakul and Philip Hamprecht had a heartbreak season end, but their fighting spirit a [...]

The Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute celebrated its second win of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia season in front of a bumper crowd at ‘the home of Chinese motorsport’ Shanghai. Martin Rump and Weiron Tan had a dominant race one in the season finale as Cheng Congfu and Sun Jingzu in the second Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entry took their first Pro/Am podium of the season. 

 

Rump and Tan secure the second win of the season Cheng and Sun storm to Pro/Am podium Strong pace but little reward in the last race of 2019

 

Friday morning qualifying session Rump continued on his quick pace and set the fastest ti [...]

Lining up against arguably the most competitive GT3 grid in the world, Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup drivers Andrew Haryanto, Jeffrey Lee, Sun Jingzu and Yasser Shahin brought the Absolute Racing-run #80 Audi R8 LMS GT3 home tenth in the AM Cup class, and 50th overall under extremely difficult weather conditions.

The Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup quartet showed steady pace in the qualifying sessions ahead of the race, qualifying P10 in the AM-Class and 66th place overall in a record-breaking grid of 72 cars.

The race started behind the safety car, as a result of heavy rain at the Belgium circuit, and kicked off in wrong foot for the #80. Haryanto was the first driver caught out by the trick conditions, sliding off at Raidillon, making heavy contact with the barriers. Even [...]

Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute’s Weiron Tan and Martin Rump celebrated a superb maiden win during a dramatic Blancpain GT Challenge World Asia weekend of action on Japan’s Fuji International Speedway. Teammates Sun Jingzu and Cheng Congfu scored points in both races.

 

Rump and Tan win GT World Challenge Asia Rnd 8 at Fuji Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute is back on title track Sun and Cheng collect points

 

On Saturday morning qualifying sessions, Tan Audi Sport Asia driver Tan had clocked the second quickest time in GT3 cars first session, but the Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entry was carrying over a five-place grid penalty after an incident in the previous Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia round at Suzuka. That saw Tan drop to seven [...]

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 [...]

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

Absolute Racing will expand its participation in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia at the next race in Suzuka, Japan to include one Audi R8 LMS GT4.

“We are delighted to see two Cup drivers team up to debut the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia,” said Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “GT4 competition is rapidly gathering strength across the region, and the addition of Anderson Tanoto and Mark Williamson to our Audi line-up further reinforces our presence in this prestigious championship.”

Reigning Audi Sport R8 LMS GT4 Cup champion Anderson Tanoto of Indonesia and 2010 Asian GT4 Cup champion Mark Williamson of Australia will debut the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia.

Ingo Matter, Team Director of Absolute Racing, added “After having run the Audi R8 LMS GT4 since its introduction in the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup we are

Chinese rising star Leo Ye Hongli will join Absolute Racing in the Blancpain GT World Series Asia at the Suzuka International Racing Course on June 22/23. The 27-year-old driver will pair up with Yuan Bo in the #912 Absolute Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R.

Leo Ye, who has earned accolades in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship and Asian Le Mans Series, debuted in the Blancpain GT Series Asia in 2017 and took part in the first three events of 2018, finishing second overall in Round 3 in Buriram.

The 2018 China Touring Car champion is no stranger to Porsche cars having represented China in the first running of the FIA GT Nations Cup last year in Bahrain at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3-R.

Absolute Racing is leadi [...]

 

Hamprecht and Tanart score brilliant win on debut Inthraphuvasak  and Imperatori storm to Pro/Am class win Olsen and Bo were ‘kings’ in qualifying

Absolute Racing’s Porsche teams made a strong start to the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia season with a one-two finish in the second race at the Sepang International Circuit.

Absolute Racing has made the perfect start to its Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia campaign by claiming pole positions for both of this weekend’s races after its #912 Porsche 911 GT3-R shared by Yuan Bo and Dennis Olsen set the fastest times in both 15-minute qualifying sessions earlier on Saturday.

Bo made a 2m04.883s lap in Q1, 0.166s faster than the best- [...]

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