Sunday, July 14, 2013

GT Asia: 1-2 Victory for Absolute Racing Audi at Fuji in Japan

By Johan Laubscher

The third GT Asia meeting remained in Japan, hosting rounds five and six at the Fuji Speedway. Three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars were at the event, all entered by Absolute Racing.

Three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars (2013 spec) were entered by Absolute Racing, on behalf of their customers. The first Absolute Racing car was the #7 J-Fly Racing R8 LMS ultra driven by Jeffrey Lee and Marchy Lee. The second car was the #98 Team Hong Kong Racing entry driven by Philip Ma and Cong Fu Cheng. The third and final R8 LMS ultra from Absolute Racing was the #888 Tunewear Racing car driven by Francis Hideki Onda and Alex Yoong.

Qualifying had positive results for the Audi squad, with a third on the gird for race one (#888 Audi) and a fifth for race two (#7 Audi). All three Audis qualified within the top ten for both races.

The first race saw the highest Audi finisher in fifth place, the #888 of Yoong and Onda. They lead home the #98 Audi in sixth, followed by the third #7 Audi in eighth. The race was won by the Clearwater Racing McLaren.

The second race was an extremely good performance for the Absolute Racing squad, an 1-2 race victory for the team. The #7 Audi R8 LMS ultra of Jeffrey Lee and Marchy Lee crossed the line victorious ahead of their teammates in the #888 Audi. The Audi 1-2 was backed up by the #98 Audi finishing in fourth, ending off a terrific day for Audi and Absolute Racing in Japan.

The Fuji GT Asia results can be seen HERE

GT Asia will head to Malaysia for the next meeting. Rounds seven and eight will be hosted at Sepang in September.  

Photo credit: Absolute Racing