Zhuhai, September 17, 2020 – Six Audi customer entries will contest the second meeting of the Zhuhai Motorsports Association (ZMA) club race series at the Zhuhai International Circuit this weekend, as Chinese motorsport continues to get back on track. The four Audi R8 LMS and two RS 3 LMS customer cars form half of the 12-strong field for Sunday’s 15-lap headlining Class A race.
“The six-strong Audi entry at this weekend’s ZMA underlines the unwavering passion and commitment of our customers and teams to go racing. Motorsport in China continues to gather momentum after its extended hiatus at the start of the year,” said Alexander Blackie, Manager of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “We wish all of our teams and drivers the best of luck at the ZMA meeting this weekend.”
Tianshi Racing Team (TSRT) leads the charge with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 entered for Macau SAR driver and former GT Masters Asia Champion Billy Lo. Lo joins the action fresh from his double race win with the same R8 LMS GT3 at last weekend’s Macau Grand Prix warm-up event at the Guangdong International Circuit.
Two Audi R8 LMS are entered in the A3 (GTC) category by STS Motorsport Crew with Yang Baijie, winner of the GTC class at the inaugural ZMA event, and Chen Yinian on driving duties. Landsail Motorsport, runners-up in the GTC class in July, also enters an Audi R8 LMS with Chen Shaohang.
In the A5 (TCR) category, a TSRT-prepared Audi RS 3 LMS piloted by Liang Yongchao is joined by a TPR Racing RS 3 LMS with Huang Zijun at the wheel.
Audi Sport Asia points are up for grabs in the GT3 and TCR classes over the weekend.
The second ZMA club race event in 2020 gets underway on Friday, September 18, with a 30-minute practice session at the Greater Bay Area’s Zhuhai International Circuit in Southern China. A second practice session on Saturday is followed by 20 minutes of qualifying to set the grid for Sunday’s 15-lap sprint race which gets underway at 13:10 local time (UTC+8).