The Lion City is the destination for the Absolute Racing serviced teams this coming weekend thatmarks the beginning of the second half of the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA).
– Team StarChase aims to defend winning streak
– Pro-Am class title fight resumes for Bao Jin Long
– Li Jiaqi joins team line up
The race in support of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix is among the highlights of the 2018 PCCA calendar, which saw the first meetings take place in Shanghai, Fuji, Sydney and in the streets of Bangsaen. It became the most famous races on the calendar and it’s easy to see why. On a merciless street circuit, the heat and humidity make it even tougher for the drivers.
Philip Hamprecht wants to keep the winning streak. Team StarChase driver won a race in every PCCA event so far this season, and he has good memories of Marina Bay Street Circuit, where he won one race last year. The 20-year-old German ace is second in the drivers’ standings, 11 points shy from the top. Team StarChase enjoys a 26-point comfortable lead over the second-placein the Porsche Dealer Trophy’s classification.
est cola PTT’s Tanart Sathienthirakul will be another force to be reckoned with. The Thai driver travels to Singapore on the back of its strongest weekend so far this season at Sydney last time out. Sathienthirakul is doubly determined to perform this weekend after missing out on the podium in Australia.
After struggling in the beginning of the season with the new Cup car, there is no doubt that Porsche Shanghai Waigaoqiao & Pudong’s Yuan Bo is setting equally high goals in the medium term after also making good progress at Sydney. The former Class B champion is aiming to continue this forward momentum.
With three events and five races left, many drivers are looking for a strong performance to improve their position in the overall standings. For the series debutant Daniel Lu Wenlong this another track to discover over a tight schedule. The Porsche China Junior driver will have another chance to improve his performance as the season enters the final stretch.
The title fight in the Pro-Am Class is hotting up and Zheng Tong Auto driver Bao Jin Long knows that well. The Chinese driver is currently second in the class with 135 points, just two points adrift from the top spot. Putting on a mature performance in the last round in Sydney, Bao will have the title on his mind, so it will be interesting to see how he tackles Singapore.
Joining the team’s regulars will be Chinese Pro-Am Class racer Li Jiaqi. With a vast GT experience and a few PCCA outings under his belt, Li Jiaqi will drive the Absolute Racing entry at Singapore on what is going to be his debut at the 5,065-km circuit.
Team Director Fabien Fior said, “Singapore’s Marina Bay race weekend is an amazing event that even non-racing fans know about. The team has done a great job over the last few months and our drivers’ results in both categories are visible. I am confident we can keep a similar performance level at Singapore and I am looking forward to the weekend.”
15.00-15.45 Free Practice
15.30-16.05 Race (12 laps or 30 minutes)
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