For the penultimate round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia, five Porsche customer teams are in Shanghai this weekend, home to the manufacturers’ first overall championship victory with Craft-Bamboo Racing last season.
Teams for which Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific provide technical support endured a challenging weekend during the latest round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia at Fuji Speedway, as four GT3-spec Porsche 911 GT3 R, and a pair of Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR entries, raced at the historic Japanese venue.
Now in the height of summer, the Blancpain GT Series Asia heads to Fuji, Japan, for rounds seven and eight of the championship, with 33 cars confirmed including four Porsche 911 GT3 R and two Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR cars.
The #911 Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R, which is one of the six Porsches that received technical support from Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific last weekend, scored a season high second-place finish in race one of the Blancpain GT Series Asia round at Suzuka with Shae Davies and Sandy Stuvik on board.
Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific will provide extensive on-site support to six entries in this weekend’s third round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia at Suzuka, with four Porsche 911 GT3 R runners, and a pair of the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR.
Blancpain GT Series Asia Round 3 & 4
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.