Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute came close to a victory in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia Round 9 and 10 at the 5.615km Korea International Circuit, but a controversial drive-through penalty denied Martin Rump and Weiron Tan a certain win in Sunday’s race.
Martin Rump and Weiron Tan came close to a win Sun Jingzu and Cheng Congfu collect points in the Pro/Am class One double-header left to the end of the season
For Saturday’s race one Tan lined up in sixth, while Sun Jingzu, who teams-up with Cheng Congfu in the #13 Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entry, started in 14th. Both cars had bad starts, but bounced back in the 27-lap race.
Tan had a tough start being hit by a competitor. The Malaysian dropped from sixth to eighth on
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 [...]