Published on June 18th, 2018 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Podium Clean Sweeps for Audi Customers at Circuit Hero Double-Header in Zhuhai
It was a perfect weekend in southern China for Audi R8 LMS customers as they filled all six GT3 podium spots in rounds three and four of Circuit Hero at Zhuhai International Circuit. On Saturday, Adderly Fong of Zun Motorsport led home Julio Acosta of JY Racing and Max Wiser of Tianshi Racing Team (TSRT), only for Wiser to triumph ahead of Acosta and Fong in Sunday’s race. In the GTC class, there were yet more podiums for the Audi R8 LMS with TSRT’s David Chen and Zun Motorsport’s Shaun Thong twice climbing the steps in Zhuhai.
The success was continued in the TCR class by Filipe Souza and his Champ x TA Motorsport Audi RS 3 LMS, when the Macau-native took victory in both rounds, with fellow Audi TCR competitor, Billy Lo of TSRT, second in round three and fourth in round four. That meant Audi customers claimed an impressive haul of 13 out of the possible 18 podiums in the headline races of the second Pan Delta race meeting of the season.
In total there were nine Audi entries in this special grassroots event from four customer teams, and each of those teams claimed at least one podium in hot, difficult conditions in the Pearl River Delta.
“It was impressive to see Zun Motorsport and JY Racing be highly competitive from the start, after they had just expanded their fleet of R8 LMS GT3 cars, with support from Go Kart Racing. Long-term Audi partner TSRT showed their strength again at this hotly contested Pan Delta race meeting by adding another GT3 victory to their name. Congrats also to Champ x TA Motorsport, who have now taken all four TCR class wins this season,“ said Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “We are extremely happy to have all these highly motivated Chinese teams in the Audi motorsport family.”