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 [...]
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 [...]
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;
– Absolute Racing and Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific join forces – Yuan Bo confirmed as first driver – Further drivers’ announcements set to follow
Zhuhai, January 7, 2019 – Absolute Racing will strengthen its presence in the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia. The team will field two 2019-spec Porsche 911 GT3 R in partnership with Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific.
Absolute Racing and Porsche have long enjoyed an association through the successful participation of the China based team in the German brand one-make series in Asia. Now this partners [...]
► Pro-Am entry unites Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup mentor Cheng Congfu and Cup driver Sun Jingzu ► Second car line-up to be announced in 2019 ► Third season for renamed Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia
Beijing, December 21, 2018 – The long-time partnership between Audi Sport customer racing Asia and multiple championship-winning team Absolute Racing is set to strengthen further in 2019 with confirmation of a two-car entry in the newly-named Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia. One of two Audi R8 LMS GT3s will be piloted by China’s most successful circuit driver to-date and Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup driver mentor Cheng Congfu, and one of th [...]
Absolute Racing heads into this weekend’s 2018 Blancpain GT Series Asia season finale ready to do battle.
Going into the season’s final weekend the best-placed Audi shared by Absolute Racing’s Franky Cheng and Martin Rump is lay in sixth place in the GT3 Drivers Championship. The Audi Sport Asia drivers are theoretically in the hunt for the title but represent a more likely Silver Cup challenger.
In the Silver Cup, 29 points covers the five crews that could yet win the class title at Ningbo, and Rump and Cheng are also potential champions in waiting. With just two races to go and a maximum of 25 points available per race, the #3 Absolute Racing Audi entry is 29 points shy from the top sp [...]
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