B-Quik Absolute Racing heads to Chang International Circuit this week (14-17 December) for the final round of TSS The Super Series 2023 with all to play for in the Super Car GT3 Drivers’ championship with new drivers and additional cars on the entry.
The team (which has already locked down the Super Car GT3 Teams’ title) will have an expanded roster of seven cars spread across Super Car GT3 and Super Car GT4.
There has been a real race against time to prepare the cars for the final round as they have only recently arrived back from Macau where B-Quik Absolute Racing entered the legendary Macau Grand Prix’s Bay Area GT Cup last month for the first time ever with four Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II.
In terms of the Super Car GT3 Drivers’ championship, Vincent Floriendo and Markus Winkelhock (#55 Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II) go into the season closing double header with a slender 6-point lead at the top of the standings ahead of a capable pairing from a rival team that have been right in the reckoning all season.
After bouncing back into title contention at the last round, Malaysia’s 2022 Super Car GT3 Drivers’ champion Akash Nandy and Thai GT3 rookie Adisak Tangphuncharoen (#25 Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II) are now just 16 points off the top while 19 points adrift of the summit comes the Dutch-Sri Lankan pairing, Henk Kiks and Eshan Pieris (#26 Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II).
Realistically, with 50 points on offer next weekend, all these drivers are in with a shout at the title.
The season finale marks the return of Vincent Lin and Huang Ruohan in the #27 Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II. The Chinese duo were overall podium finishers in Sepang and grabbed two GT3 Am wins that weekend.
Driving solo, Lin took second and third places in the non-championship races at the Singapore Marina Bay Street circuit. This is a capable and fast improving duo so expect a lot from this pair next weekend.
The B-Quik Absolute Racing contingent is reinforced by another Chinese line-up, which is all new to the series. Li Xuanyu and Daniel Lu Wenlong will make their debut in TSS with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II.
Both drivers are very familiar with GT racing, as Li Xuanyu was the first runner-up in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Am class this year, and Daniel Lu took the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia title in 2021.
In Super GT4 the #88 Porsche Cayman will be shared by Iaro Razanakoto and Chanon Asavasangsidhi and the Madagascan-Thai duo are clearly looking to wrap the Drivers’ title. With two wins and four second places from the six races so far, they have pulled out a 29-point lead, and again there 50 points on offer here. They can afford to follow their championship rivals’ home in both races to seal the crown.
We will add an extra Porsche Cayman GT4 to the roster, this time in Super Car GTC, and that will see a familiar face returning, Ian Geekie, back in the team for the first time in a year. A highly polished and very experienced performer, we can expect Geekie to be targeting the podium.
The race action takes place next weekend with the usual double header format, Race 1 on Saturday (16 Dec) and Race 2 on Sunday (17 Dec). All the weekend’s action, including qualifying will be live streamed by TSS.