Published on September 17th, 2018 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Audi Customers Secure Three Circuit Hero One Championship Titles in Zhuhai
Audi customers have claimed championship titles in all categories entered at the Circuit Hero One series in Zhuhai, China. After finishing third in Saturday’s round five, Julio Acosta of JY Racing was crowned Circuit Hero One GT3 champion, finishing the season with an unbroken podium run.
After Sunday’s round six was cancelled due to an incoming typhoon, round five became the series finale. Audi customers ensured the season ended in style with Zun Motorsport’s Adderly Fong leading home an Audi R8 LMS 1-2-3-4 finish at China’s oldest permanent circuit. Fong finished ahead of Tianshi Racing Team’s (TSRT’s) Max Wiser and Acosta, with Zun Motorsport’s Alexandre Imperatori coming in fourth.
In the GTC category, reigning Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup Am+ champion David Chen of TSRT won his second Circuit Hero One class championship in a row, after finishing second in round five. TSRT teammate Billy Lo wrapped up the TCR championship by finishing second in round five behind Champ x TA Motorsport’s Filipe Souza, both in an Audi RS 3 LMS.
“Audi customers have enjoyed a truly memorable season in the Pearl River Delta. Congratulations to JY Racing and Tianshi Racing Team for winning their Circuit Hero One titles, and also to Zun Motorsport and Champ x TA Motorsport for their impressive race wins ” said Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “The growth of the Circuit Hero series is a testament to the work of the organisers and the professionalism and commitment of the drivers and teams.”
In the GT3 championship, 48 points was enough to win Acosta the title. Fong was second overall on 32 points with the TSRT pair of Max Wiser (25 points) and Liu Peng (24 points) third and fourth respectively in the final standings. In the GTC class, Chen claimed the title with 44 points, while teammate Billy Lo won the TCR category with 48 points, 12 points ahead of Souza (36 points).