Sunday, November 9, 2014

Macau GT Cup: Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on display at Macau Supercar and Road Sport Show

By Johan Laubscher

The Macau GT Cup will be taking place next weekend. A total of seven Audi R8 LMS and ultra cars will be taking part and all of them were on display this weekend.

The Macau Supercar and Road Sport Show is held annually on the weekend preceding the Macau Grand Prix. The Macau GT Cup field was on display, which included the seven Audi entries.

The headliner for the Audi teams is the return of Mr Macau, Edoardo Mortara, the reigning three-time Macau GT Cup champion. His teammate in the Audi race experience squad will be Laurens Vanthoor, the 2014 Blancpain GT Series and Blancpain Endurance Series champion. The Audi race experience squad will feature the white, black and red Audi Sport customer racing livery, which was also seen on the Audi R8 LMS ultra cars that won at the Nürburgring 24 Hours and the Spa 24 Hours this year.

Absolute Racing will be fielding five cars. Two of these cars are still awaiting their final liveries for the Macau weekend. The #17 Audi R8 LMS ultra of Adderly Fong was seen in its purple #55 Brothers Racing Team livery, but it will soon be receiving its stunning red KLM Group livery which was revealed earlier this week, it can be seen HERE.

Jeffrey Lee will be driving the #7 Audi R8 LMS ultra for Absolute Racing in the Macau GT Cup. His car was seen on display as the #17 R8 LMS ultra that took part in the 2014 GT Asia Series. The car will soon be receiving the #7 livery which has been seen all year in the Asian series. The original #7 R8 LMS ultra suffered heavy damage during the last GT Asia round and thus Lee will be using the #17 chassis at Macau. Philip Ma's #98 Audi R8 LMS ultra was seen in its white and orange livery.

The two older Audi R8 LMS cars, also run by Absolute Racing, were also on display. The #68 KAMLUNG Racing R8 LMS of Mak Hing Tak and the #77 Tiger Racing Team R8 LMS of Jacky Yeung.

We have included a set of photos below, with the seven Audi entrants at the Macau Supercars and Road Sport Show this weekend. Special thanks to Marco Da Silva Rosario for the great photos.

2014 Macau GT Cup Audi entrants on display:

#1 Audi R8 LMS ultra – Audi race experience – Edoardo Mortara

#2 Audi R8 LMS ultra – Audi race experience – Laurens Vanthoor

#7 Audi R8 LMS ultra – Absolute Racing – Jeffrey Lee

# 17 Audi R8 LMS ultra – Absolute Racing (Brothers Racing Team – BRT) – Adderly Fong

#68 Audi R8 LMS – KAMLUNG Racing (Absolute Racing) – Mak Hing Tak

#77 Audi R8 LMS – Tiger Racing Team (Absolute Racing) – Jacky Yeung

#98 Audi R8 LMS ultra – Absolute Racing – Philip Ma

Photo credit: Marco Da Silva Rosario