Sunday, January 12, 2014

TRC: Adderly Fong and ‘Bumblebee’ Audi R8 LMS at Zhuhai Type R Club track day

By Johan Laubscher

The first Type R Club track day was held at Zhuhai this weekend. One Audi R8 LMS was present and seen on track during the sessions on Sunday.

It was a Supercar Time Attack event hosted by the Hong Kong based Type R Club (TRC), which saw the participation of many potent high performance road and race cars.

The 2013 Audi R8 LMS Cup champion, Adderly Fong, was at the event driving his KAMLUNG Racing sponsored Audi R8 LMS. The car affectionately nicknamed “Bumblebee” was entered by Absolute Racing.

Adderly Fong drove the R8 LMS at Zhuhai on Sunday, but he also drove another Audi related car on Saturday. He was seen behind the wheel of one of the two Gumpert Apollo S cars that were present for the weekend at Zhuhai. Fong drove the white Audi powered Apollo S from CarCity and Ceramic Pro Nanotechnology. These hypercars from Gumpert are powered by Audi-sourced bi-turbo 4.2 V8 engines.

It was great to see an Audi R8 LMS back on track in China so early in the season. Many more of these cars will be seen in the 2014 Audi R8 LMS Cup, where up to twenty-four of these Audi GT3 vehicles will be racing in the third season of the Audi-one make championship in Asia.

Note: Cover photo is from round one of the 2013 Audi R8 LMS Cup at Zhuhai, awaiting photos from Zhuhai this weekend.

Photo credit:
Audi R8 LMS Cup