Audi R8 LMS Cup Press Release
- Four Audi entries in Rounds 11 and 12 of the GT Asia series
- Team Absolute Racing aims for GT3 podium with the driver pairing of Jeffrey Lee and Christopher Mies
- Jacky Yeung and Matt Solomon to challenge for GTM class
In the GT3 class, Jeffrey Lee will once again partner Audi factory driver Christopher Mies in the number 7 Audi R8 LMS ultra. The pair claimed fourth place in the last race at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia and will look to add to their points tally this time round.
Jacky Yeung will drive his number 77 Audi R8 LMS Cup car with youngster Matt Solomon, who recently finished on the podium in the Sepang 12h race. The Hong Kong driver pairing’s goal is to win in the GTM class and keep Yeung in line for a shot at the championship. Going into Shanghai, Yeung sits in third place in the GTM class, and a good result could see him climb back to first. In the previous Rounds 9 and 10 at Sepang, Yeung won the first race to move top of the leaderboard, before an early retirement in race two made it a mixed weekend for him.
Completing the line-up for Absolute Racing and Audi is Johnson Huang from Taiwan in car number 26.
The qualifying sessions will be held on Friday October 10, with Rounds 11 and 12 taking place on Saturday October 11 and Sunday October 12 respectively.
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