Absolute Racing upgrade to two 2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo’s for 2019

by Vince Pettit

Absolute Racing will be back in the re-branded Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia for the 2019 season with two new Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evos.

Since the formation of the series, the team have run previous-generation R8 LMS GT3’s and will return with some familiar names for the 2019 season.

Sun Jingzu and Cheng Congfu will once again join forces to chase down the title having first driven together in 2017.

Last year Congfu partnered with Martin Rump as they took a victory and two further podiums, leading them to fourth overall and third in the Silver Cup.

The pair continued to work closely in 2018 where Cheng was Jignzu’s Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup driver mentor.

“We are pleased that the successful partnership with Audi Sport customer racing Asia continues on Asia’s racetracks in 2019,” said Absolute Racing team principal, Ingo Matter.

“We are glad that we can confirm at this early stage to be running two cars at least. The Audi R8 LMS’ new Evo package upgrade not only looks exciting but also proved to be a big improvement on the racetrack as the results of early December tests showed. Our goal is clear, to go for the championship title, winning as many races as possible on the way.”

“Absolute Racing is a hugely successful Audi customer team in Asia and we are excited to continue our close partnership into the 2019 season,” added Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia.

“The Pro-Am entry of Cheng Congfu and Sun Jingzu combines one of China’s most acknowledged racers with one of the country’s best privateers. A true Chinese dream team! We wish them all the best for the season.”

Absolute will name its second driver pairing in the new year.

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