Sepang. Porsche customer teams make their way to Malaysia this weekend to contest the first round of a new season of Blancpain GT Series Asia. Now in its second year, the Asian championship sees teams looking to battle it out, in both GT3 and GT4 classes, across 12 Rounds in four countries.
Darryl O’Young will partner Aidan Read in the #991 Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R, completing the team’s two car lineup that is focused on bringing home the Blancpain GT Series Asia championship title. O’Young has been a staple GT driver for Craft-Bamboo since 2014 and has contributed greatly to their success in various championships and events.
Craft-Bamboo Racing, Porsche’s Official Technical Partner Team in Asia, will return to Blancpain GT Series Asia in 2018 for a renewed assault on both the championship’s GT3 and GT4 class titles.
Zhejiang. Porsche entries finished out a demanding 2017 season as they completed two hard-fought rounds in difficult conditions, with Craft Bamboo Racing’s Andre Heimgartner and Devon Modell (No.88) making an incredible white-knuckled run from a P10 start in Round 12 to finish the last race of the season on the podium for GT3 class in second.
Zhejiang. Porsche entries are set to take to the track for the final time as the Blancpain GT Series Asia finishes out a season rife with tough competition and moments of Porsche glory as it hosts Round 11 and 12 at Zhejiang International Circuit from October 14-15.
Shanghai. It was a weekend of supreme battles across the board for Porsche as new entries and guest drivers dominated the grid at Shanghai International Circuit for Blancpain GT Series Asia’s Round 9 and 10, with Craft Bamboo Racing’s driver pair Darryl O’Young and Marvin Dienst (No.99) putting in a solid fight to win the marque’s maiden series victory in Round 10 on Sunday despite tricky track conditions.
Shanghai. Two new Porsche entries into the Blancpain GT Series Asia will boost the manufacturer’s grid presence as legendary two-time 24 hours of Le Mans and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia winner Earl Bamber announces a surprise guest entry into the penultimate Round 9 and 10 race weekend at Shanghai International Circuit.
Fuji. It was a weekend of spirited racing for Porsche entries into the Blancpain GT Asia at Fuji International Speedway over the weekend as Craft-Bamboo Racing’s Nick Foster and Devon Modell battled from the pole to earn a second place podium in Round 7.
Suzuka. Two days of intense racing at Round 5 and 6 Blancpain GT Series Asia at Suzuka International Circuit witnessed Porsche drivers eke out their first podium of the season in GT3 while heated action in GT4 saw rivals exchange two hard-fought victories.
Buriram. It was a weekend of tough racing for Porsche drivers as the Blancpain GT Series Asia Round 3 and 4 kicked off at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram Thailand over the weekend.