After such a successful 2017 season, Phoenix Racing Asia has decided to enter the Blancpain GT Series Asia once again in 2018. It will be racing at least one Audi R8 LMS GT3, with a decision still to be made on a potential second entry as well as on the driver line-ups.
Phoenix Racing Asia intends to continue its form into the 2018 season, following on from two race victories and third places in both the drivers’ and teams’ championships in the GT3 class in 2017. Last year also saw drivers Marchy Lee and Shaun Thong take home the Silver Cup.
For Team Principal Marchy Lee, there is only one target for the 2018 season: the GT3 Drivers’ championship. “The team enjoyed a great season in 2017 and, with a bit more luck, might have won the GT3 Drivers’ title at the final round. Winning the Silver Cup was a fantastic achievement against so many quality entries but this year our sights are firmly set on claiming the overall GT3 Drivers’ crown.”
A final decision is yet to be made on the final driver pairing: “The driver line-ups will depend on whether we enter a second car but, either way, I’m confident we have the potential to fight for victories”, Lee says.
The Blancpain GT Series Asia has grown to become one of the most important racing series in Asia. The series will once again play host to GT3 and GT4 machinery, with the 2018 calendar comprising a total of twelve races on six weekends in Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and China. The first round of the season sees teams visit the Sepang International Circuit on 14 and 15 April.