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The Chinese lucky number eight proved to be just that today as the #888 Audi R8 LMS GT3 of Audi Sport Asia driver Martin Rump and Chinese talents Bao Jinlong and Yuan Bo took victory from pole in the inaugural SIC888 endurance race in Shanghai. Absolute Racing teammates Adderly Fong, Cheng Congfu and Sun Jingzu crossed the line in second, making it an Audi customer team one-two.

The Indonesian ‘super team’ of Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup stars Andrew Haryanto, Anderson Tanoto and former Formula 1 driver Rio Haryanto came home fifth overall, first in class with their Absolute Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4. On his Audi debut, and in his first race since F1, Ri [...]

One of Asia’s best young exports is the latest name to join the ranks of the inaugural SIC888 endurance race scheduled for Shanghai International Circuit on October 7, reigning Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup champion Alessio Picariello named alongside a couple of Cup legends – former championship runner-up Andre Couto, and the man who has made more starts than any other over seven seasons of the Cup, Jeffrey Lee.

The experienced Audi trio will form part of an Absolute Racing J-Fly entry where they will challenge for outright victory in the 888-kilometre event.

All three have experience competing together in endurance events, Couto and Lee sharing a car in the Japanese Super Taikyu series this year – making the podium in the hotly contested Fuji 24 Hour event – whilst Picariello and Lee have contested GT3 events across Asia as a strong partnership in the past.

A multiple winner in the Audi Sport R8 LMS

Three Absolute Racing drivers will join forces for the very first time to tackle the new SIC888 endurance event at Shanghai International Circuit on October 7.

Yuan Bo, Bao Jinlong and Martin Rump will take the wheel of an Absolute Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the six plus hour event, with Rump spear-heading the team off the back of a stunning run at the Blancpain GT Series Asia round at the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix venue just over a week ago.

An experienced race winning campaigner in multiple GT championships, Rump – alongside Blancpain GT Series Asia team-mate Franky Cheng – qualified on the front row of the grid for the opening 60-minute race, but the young Estonian was forced to drive back through the field aft [...]

Indonesia’s first Formula 1 driver, Rio Haryanto, will make his debut behind the wheel of an Audi race car at the inaugural SIC888 at the Shanghai International Circuit on October 7. The former Manor Racing star joins Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup GT3 leader Andrew Haryanto and GT4 front-runner Anderson Tanoto to create an intriguing Indonesian super team, entered by Absolute Racing. The trio will race Tanoto’s Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the 888km endurance race.

The SIC888 endurance event is an invitational race on the 2018 Au [...]

A trio of the most experienced GT3 drivers in China will spear-head an Absolute Racing Audi entry into the inaugural SIC888 endurance event at Shanghai International Circuit on October 7.

Sun Jingzu, Cheng Congfu (Franky) and Adderly Fong will share a second-generation Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the 888-kilometre endurance event, the three experienced GT campaigners expected to be outright contenders.

Cheng is arguably the most famous GT driver in China, his pioneering efforts have seen him entered in open-wheelers, DTM and Le Mans prototypes whilst also contributing to the success of the growth of GT racing in Asia as a regular at the highest levels of competition.


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