Thursday, August 14, 2014

GT Asia: The Audi teams aiming high at Sepang

By Tarek Ramchani

The GT Asia Series is heading to Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia this weekend. The Audi Sport customer racing squad will be represented by five Audi R8 LMS and ultra cars.

The Audi teams performed very well last time out at the Fuji Speedway. Audi works driver Christopher Mied along with team-mate Jeffrey Lee were victorious driving an Audi R8 LMS ultra from Absolute Racing.

In Malaysia, three Audi R8 LMS ultra will try to give the Audi brand additional wins and strong results. The Audi drivers including the returning Christopher Mies will have to fight against strong teams representing Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin, Porsche and Nissan.

#7 Absolute Racing - Jeffrey Lee / Christopher Mies
#17 Absolute Racing - Sun Jing Zhu / Wang Jian Wei
#98 Absolute Racing - Alex Yoong / Phillip Ma

In addition to the three Audi R8 LMS ultra who will target the outright victories, two Audi R8 LMS cars will compete in the lower GTM class.

#23 Taiwan Top Speed Racing - Sasha Chu
#77 Tiger Racing Team - Jacky Yeung / Ashraff Dewal

The two qualifying sessions and race 1 art set for Saturday, the second race will be held on Sunday.

Photo credit: GT Asia Series