Beijing, March 6, 2020 – Audi Sport Asia driver Sandy Stuvik will contest the 2020 GT World Challenge Asia alongside Australian Shae Davies with Audi Sport Asia Team X Works. The duo will be reforming their driver partnership in the series from 2018, but 2020 marks their first time together behind the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS. Neither are strangers to the car however, with Stuvik taking the Audi R8 LMS to the 2019 Thailand Super Series title and Davies contesting the full GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup season with Audi Sport’s GT3 machine last year.
“Sandy and Shae are both talented drivers and we are excited to see them build on their success with the Audi R8 LMS in this season’s GT World Challenge Asia,” said Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “X Works has been a long-term partner of Audi in Asia for many years and, together with the drivers, we expect them to be a major force in the coming year.”
Stuvik contested his first season with the Audi R8 LMS in 2019 and was an immediate success. The 24-year-old Thai driver swept to two race wins on his way to his first Thailand Super Series championship title with B-Quik Racing.
29 year-old Davies meanwhile is a former Kumho V8 Touring Car champion and has competed in a number of the world’s leading events and series, including the Total 24 Hours of Spa, Bathurst 12 Hours and Virgin Australia Supercars.
The Silver Cup eligible Audi Sport Asia Team X Works entry of Stuvik and Davies joins the previously-announced X Works Pro/Am entry of Philip Tang for GT World Challenge Asia with his driver partner to be announced shortly.
GT World Challenge Asia embarks on its fourth season at the Sepang, Malaysia season-opening double-header on March 28-29.
The six-event, 11-race series then plays out with visits to Thailand and Japan before finishing in China with a series-first endurance race in October.