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
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 [...]
Absolute Racing drivers returned to the Blancpain GT Series Asia podium in a thrilling weekend at the Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, a stunning 4,554km FIA Grade 1 circuit designed by renowned track architect Hermann Tilke just hours away from the capital of Bangkok, which attracted 26,000 fans over the weekend.
Saturday’s Qualifying one saw Martin Rump recording an imposing third fastest time, while Anthony Liu completed the top-six aboard Absolute Racing’s second Audi R8 LMS. Still adapting to the car Andrew Kim qualified P13.
In Qualifying two Adderly Fong was an early contender for the pole position but the Hong Kong driver ended up 0.354s shy of pole in third. Sepang pole-sitter Josh Burdon made it an all-Absolute Racing second row for [...]
Just one month after the promising season opener at Sepang International Circuit, Absolute Racing heads to Thailand for Blancpain GT Series Asia Round 3 & 4 this weekend (11-13 May).
The second event of the 2018 season takes the Audi R8 LMS-equipped team and its drivers to the Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, a stunning 4,554km FIA Grade 1 circuit designed by renowned track architect Hermann Tilke just hours away from the capital of Bangkok.
The #37 Paragon Water Systems Audi R8 LMS pair Anthony Liu/Josh Burdon travels to Thailand in a positive mood following a well-earned second place finish at Sepang. Round 2 pole-position Josh Burdon made a big impact upon his debut i [...]
Absolute Racing’s 2018 Blancpain GT Asia Series campaign got underway at the 5.452-km Sepang International Circuit this weekend (14-15 April 2018, with Anthony Liu and Josh Burdon scoring a second-place result after the young Australian snatched a surprise pole-position on his GT3 debut weekend.
Teammates Cheng Congfu and Martin Rump clinched the first win in the Silver Cup class as Andrew Kim and Adderly Fong showed that they can also be a force in the upcoming races.
Qualifying brought a very strong performance by the Chinese-based team. Setting the grid positions for race one, Cheng Cong Fu led the Absolute Racing charge in the first fifteen-minute qualifying session on Saturday morning, finding a competitive set-up in his #3 Audi R8 LMS charger to set the fourth fastest lap time. Liu qualified eight in the #37 Paragon Water Systems sponsored entry, and Andrew Kim placed his #7 Audi in 15th.