Sunday, December 22, 2013

TSF All Star: Another podium for J-Fly Racing in the final GT Master Challenge race

By Johan Laubscher

The TSF Asia All Star Challenge has concluded after three exciting GT Master races in Taiwan today. J-Fly Racing and their Audi squad had a terrific day with multiple podiums and race victories.

J-Fly Racing, run and prepared by Absolute Racing, entered four Audis this weekend, three older R8 LMS cars and one R8 LMS ultra.

The first race of the day was the fifty minute GT Master Cup held this morning. The #77 Audi R8 LMS ultra of Jeffrey Lee and Rahel Frey finished in third position. They were followed by the #068 R8 LMS of Adderly Fong in fourth and the #017 R8 LMS of Benjamin Lee and Carlo van Dam in fifth, taking an Audi 1-2 in the GTM class. The #666 R8 LMS of Alex Chang and Evan Chen finished twelfth.

The second race was the first of two ten lap GT Master Challenge races, with each of the car’s two drivers racing individually in the two races. The GT Master Challenge AM race was up first and Jeffrey Lee started from pole position in his #77 R8 LMS ultra and led the field to race victory. Alex Chang finished sixth in the #666 R8 LMS, taking victory in the GTM class, and Benjamin Lee finished thirteenth in the #017 R8 LMS. Adderly Fong and the #068 R8 LMS did not take part in the AM race

The third and final race was the GT Master Challenge PRO race. Adderly Fong was the highest Audi qualifier starting in fourth, ahead of Rahel Frey in fifth. Frey was able to progress well during the ten lap race and moved up from fifth to finish in a well deserved second position, ensuring that the #77 J-Fly Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra finished on the podium in all three of the day’s races. She finished less than four seconds behind the race winning #11 GAINER DIXCEL Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3.

Carlo van Dam piloted the #017 Audi R8 LMS to fourth place, taking the GTM class victory. Adderly Fong finished in sixth place and Evan Chen finished tenth with the #666 Audi R8 LMS.

This concluded an exciting day’s racing at the Penbay International Circuit in Taiwan. It was a very strong day for J-Fly Racing and their Audi squad. The #77 Audi R8 LMS ultra finished on the podium in all three of the races and J-Fly Racing also won the GTM class throughout the day as well.

Photo credit: 
J-Fly Racing