Championship fight down to the wire as world first Audi one-makes title looms

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News

· First-ever Audi one-makes title to be awarded this weekend in Shanghai
· Adderly Fong leads title chase, but Marchy Lee and Alex Yoong in contention
· Audi DTM ace Edoardo Mortara makes Audi R8 LMS Cup debut

The Audi R8 LMS Cup is preparing to crown the world’s first-ever Audi brand cup champion this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Three drivers are in championship contention and a total of 51 points are on offer during Rounds 11&12, which take place as part of the inaugural Shanghai Sports Car Champions Festival.

Leading the title charge is young pretender Adderly Fong with KLM Racing, who after scoring his third win of the season two weeks ago, now has a narrow two-point advantage over Audi Ultra driver Marchy Lee. Third in the championship is former Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong with Audi GQ. Joining the series for the first time and sure to be a contender to stand atop the podium is Audi DTM ace and two-time Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix and last year’s Macau GT Cup winner Edoardo Mortara, who will race with Audi Driving Dreams. The Italian finished fifth in this year’s DTM series and arrives in Shanghai straight from Abu Dhabi, where he took part in the Formula One Young Drivers Test.

Said Rene Koneberg, Director of Audi Sport customer racing China: “We are delighted that the championship is open right up until the final race weekend and that we will crown a deserving champion in Shanghai. We are also looking forward to have Edoardo Motara with us at the Shanghai Sports Car Champions Festival.”

The exciting mix of professionals, rising stars and passionate enthusiasts all race identical Audi R8 LMS Cup cars. With minimal modifications permitted, talent and racing mettle are put to the test. An optimum showcase for Audi lightweight technology, the series has also shown itself to be a leader in motorsport innovation. Earlier this season the series, along with partner Michelin, introduced a first in Asian motorsport – a long-life tyre which lasts over the course of an entire weekend, reducing consumption while maintaining the performance required for top, international racing.

In addition to the overall title, the Amateur Cup for non-professionals will be awarded this weekend. While Pauian Archiland J-Fly Racing driver Jeffrey Lee holds a 28-point lead over Alex Au, expect Au and the other Amateur Cup drivers to battle hard for the category wins. A team championship will also be awarded this weekend.

The Audi R8 LMS Cup made its worldwide debut in Shanghai in April, before heading to to China’s Pearl River Delta and the Zhuhai International Circuit. In August, the series raced at Inner Mongolia’s Ordos track, before returning to Zhuhai in September. Late last month the series supported the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Shanghai before this weekend’s double-header season finale.

Audi R8 LMS Cup
Provisional Entry List – Rounds 11&12 

車號

名宇 國籍 車隊
1 Marchy LEE

李英健

Hong Kong

香港

Audi Ultra

奧迪 Ultra車隊

3 Dino CRESCENTINI (Am)

迪諾.克裡斯丁(Am)

USA

美國

Spark Motorsport
6 HAN Han

韓寒

China

中國

Team Zhe Jiang Aotong

浙江奧通車隊

7 Jeffrey LEE (Am)

李勇德 (Am)

Chinese Taipei

中華台北

Pauian Archiland J-Fly Racing

璞園捷飛車隊

8 Alex YOONG

熊龍

Malaysia

馬來西亞

Audi GQ

奧迪智族車隊

9 WANG Jian Wei

王建偉

China

中國

Team Betterlife

百得利車隊

13 Adrian FU (Am)

傅厚澤 (Am)

Hong Kong

香港

FuSpeed Racing

FuSpeed車隊

23 Alex AU (Am)
區柏祥 (Am)
Hong Kong

香港

AK Racing

AK車隊

27 Edoardo MORTARA
莫他拿
Italy
意大利
Audi Driving Dreams
奥迪童夢圓
33 SUN Zheng

孫正

China

中國

Team Erdos Xinan

鄂爾多斯鑫安車隊

66 ZHANG Ran (Am)

張冉 (Am)

China

中國

Audi Castrol

奧迪嘉實多車隊

68 Adderly FONG

方駿宇

Hong Kong

香港

KLM Team

錦龍車隊

75 Clifford CHEN (Am)

陳憲章 (Am)

Chinese Taipei

中華台北

J-Fly Racing Team

捷飛車隊

77 SUN Chao

孫超

China

中國

P D GROUP Team

龐大車隊

88 Aaron KWOK (Am)

郭富城 (Am)

Hong Kong

香港

Team Audi R8 LMS Cup
奥迪R8 LMS盃車隊
99 Massimo VIGNALI

馬西莫。維納里

UK

英國

Team Chengdu New Elements

成都新元素車隊

 

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