Following last weekend’s round at Suzuka, GT World Challenge Asia travels to Fuji Speedway for back-to-back rounds. After their podium finish in Race 1 at the figure-of-eight circuit, Porsche Center Okazaki pair Hiroaki Nagai and Yuta Kamimura will be looking for more of the same as the series approaches its halfway mark.
Currently sitting fourth in the standings, EBM Giga Racing’s Setiawan Santoso and Reid Harker continue their season in the #8 Porsche 911 GT3 R, while the EBM Giga Racing-supported AAS Motorsport entry of Tanart Sathienthirakul and Kantadhee Kusiri looks to build on their double top-10 finish from last week.
Reigning GT3-Am champions Andrew MacPherson and Ben Porter sit top of the standings after two strong rounds so far in the #51 AMAC Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R (991), and return to the circuit where they took victory and third place in that title-winning 2019 season. Meanwhile, Bingo Racing make their first appearance of the season with Japanese duo Bankcy and Shinji Takei at the wheel of the #666 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Reid Harker, #8 Porsche 911 GT3 R: “I’m excited to turn my first laps at Fuji Speedway this weekend. It looks like a really unique circuit, with a combination of fast and slow sections. I want to give a huge thanks to the team for getting the car prepared and ready to go after the round at Suzuka and we are ready to move on to Fuji and target a good result.”
Tanart Sathienthirakul, #18 Porsche 911 GT3 R: “It’s been a while since my last visit to Fuji, so I’m looking forward to returning to the circuit again. We were missing a bit of luck at Suzuka last weekend, but we showed some really good pace and I’m eager to continue challenging at the front here.”
Sky Qiao, Vice President of Marketing, Porsche China: “I’m really excited for Porsche Sports Cup China to return this week at Ningbo, it’s an event that caters for all Porsche fanatics and one that creates a carnival-like atmosphere whenever it’s held. Porsche Sports Cup China is an incredible series that is promoting sports car culture in China and I’m looking forward to seeing the turnout. Porsche is a brand driven by dreams, so to have so many Porsche customers in one place, all with their dream cars is something special.”
Alexandre Gibot, Managing Director Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific.: “I’m pleased that Porsche Sports Cup China is kicking off this week and I’m really keen for this festival of Porsche to begin! It’s really exciting to have such a strong field of Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport making their Sprint Challenge China debut, and I can’t wait to see the drivers in action at the Ningbo International Circuit.
Source. Pole/Photo. SRO Motorsports Group
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