One of the busiest teams in the Abu Dhabi paddock is Absolute Racing. The Chinese team has entered one Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Gulf 12 Hours, while also looking after the entire Audi R8 LMS Cup field at the Yas Marina Circuit. (En Français)
This season the team, managed by Ingo Matter and Fabien Flor, ran a Bentley in the GT Asia Series, a Porsche in the Carrera Cup Asia and took care of the logistics and service of the Audi R8 LMS Cup cars. An equally impressive effort is on the cards for next year.
“Like it has been the case in recent seasons, we will be active in several different series,” Fior told Endurance-Info. “We will once again run the Audi R8 LMS Cup, where we have 20 cars.
“This championship has become more and more interesting. The potential of young, competitive drivers in Asia is important.”
Absolute gave the Bentley its Asian debut earlier this year, with Jean-Karl Vernay and Gilles Vannelet, and the Zhuhai-based team is set to expand its program with the Continental GT3 in 2015.
“We plan to race three Bentley Continental GT3s in GT Asia Series. The car has great potential and our commitment in 2014 was rewarded with some good results,” Fior said.
Earlier this season Absolute provided support to Brother Racing Team in the Blancpain Endurance Series, and Fior is not ruling out a presence in the series next season.
“We are thinking of running an Audi for a European and two Asian drivers, although nothing has been decided yet,” he said.
Fior also confirmed Absolute Racing is looking at options to race at Le Mans in the not so distant future.
“The next step for Absolute Racing would be the LMP2 category,” he added. “This is the right moment to think of that. I am not sure yet if it would be for 2015 or 2016, but for us it’s a very serious option. Ultimately, we want to be at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”