Four Audi customer teams will field six Audi R8 LMS GT3s contesting five different titles as the Blancpain GT Series Asia embarks upon the second half of its 2018 season this weekend. With a bumper field of 33 entries, rounds seven and eight will be held at Japan’s Fuji International Speedway, nestled in the foothills of the iconic Mount Fuji and famous for its high-speed 1.475km straight.
Audi customer teams will be back out in force this weekend at two very different race tracks. Audi Sport customer racing Asia driver pool member Adderly Fong will make his debut at rounds five and six of the Thailand Super Series at the Bangsaen Grand Prix beachside street race alongside Daniel Bilski with B-Quik Racing. Phoenix Racing Asia, meanwhile, resumes its Super Taikyu campaign in Japan with its triple Audi R8 LMS GT3 squad in a five-hour endurance race at the challenging mountain-top Autopolis circuit.
Audi customer teams made it a clean sweep of victories in China this weekend, with four overall wins from four races across GT Masters Asia in Ningbo and the China GT Championship in Beijing. There were wins for Audi customers in all classes entered across the two series, with 14 squads in total bearing the four rings.
Fourteen Audi customer teams will be on the hunt for silverware this weekend in the Four Rings’ largest market: China. GT Masters Asia opens its 2018 season at the Ningbo International Speedpark with rounds one and two, while tensions mount as the China GT Championship reaches its halfway point at Beijing’s Audi Goldenport Motor Park with rounds five and six.
It was a perfect weekend in southern China for Audi R8 LMS customers as they filled all six GT3 podium spots in rounds three and four of Circuit Hero at Zhuhai International Circuit. On Saturday, Adderly Fong of Zun Motorsport led home Julio Acosta of JY Racing and Max Wiser of Tianshi Racing Team (TSRT), only for Wiser to triumph ahead of Acosta and Fong in Sunday’s race. In the GTC class, there were yet more podiums for the Audi R8 LMS with TSRT’s David Chen and Zun Motorsport’s Shaun Thong twice climbing the steps in Zhuhai.
Audi customer teams and drivers came away from the opening rounds of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Asia with an impressive trophy haul, having made their mark amongst the competitive, international field.
Audi Sport customer racing Asia has confirmed its driver pool for 2018. The five-driver line-up consists of Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup professional mentors Adderly Fong and Cheng Congfu and the region’s most exciting young talent: Estonia’s Martin Rump, Hong Kong’s Shaun Thong and Mitch Gilbert of Malaysia – all race winners with Audi in … Continue reading → ...