Published on July 9th, 2018 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Four Wins from Four for Audi Customer Teams in China
Audi customer teams made it a clean sweep of victories in China this weekend, with four overall wins from four races across GT Masters Asia in Ningbo and the China GT Championship in Beijing. There were wins for Audi customers in all classes entered across the two series, with 14 squads in total bearing the four rings.
In the opening round of GT Masters Asia at the Ningbo International Speedpark, Audi customers made up almost two-thirds of the 19-strong field. Singha Plan-B by Absolute Racing’s Bhurit Bhirombhakdi and Kantasak Kusiri seized both victories in commanding fashion behind the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS GT3, while a pair of NewFaster Audi RS 3 LMS entries took a win apiece in the 2.0T Open class.
There were GTC class wins too at the 4.015km facility for LEO Racing’s Audi R8 LMS Cup car, with Li Lin and Bai Yaxin topping the class podium in round five before Li Lin repeated the trick, this time solo, in round six.
Meanwhile, as the China GT Championship reached its midway point at Beijing’s Goldenport Motor Park, KINGS unbeaten run this year continued with victories in rounds five and six. First it was Wang Liang and Martin Rump who topped the podium in Saturday’s race, only for Xu Jia and Alessio Picariello to do so ahead of their teammates in Sunday’s round six.
Xu leaves the weekend as he started it, in GT3 championship lead, having extended his advantage at the top to 11 points. Xu sits on 100 points, with teammate Wang’s brace of podiums taking him to second on 89 points.