Beijing, November 18, 2020 – Audi privateers competing for the first-ever Audi Sport Asia Trophy have been handed more time in which to accrue points in the race towards the inaugural title. Audi Sport customer racing Asia has extended the deadline for the 2020 trophy until December 6, giving all drivers a fair chance to complete their seasons given the calendar disruptions caused by the global pandemic. The remaining eligible series and events in which drivers may earn points are the 67th Macau Grand Prix from November 20 to 22, and the season finale of the Zhuhai Motorsports Association (ZMA) from December 5-6.
“The Audi Sport Asia Trophy was established to reward Audi privateers across the region. Despite a disrupted season, we have seen 32 different Audi customers compete against each other in different Audi machinery across Asia’s leading GT and TCR series so far in 2020,” said Alexander Blackie, Manager of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “To ensure we give all of our customers a fair chance, we have extended the inaugural Audi Sport Asia Trophy deadline so that all of the eligible series can be finished to completion.”
All FIA bronze-rated or privateer-classified drivers competing in an Audi R8 LMS GT2, GT3, GT4 or Audi RS 3 LMS and contesting any of the eligible series or races this season are automatically entered into the Audi Sport Asia Trophy.
Points are awarded on a coefficient score based on the finishing position of each driver, the series entered and the level of machinery fielded. An additional bonus equivalent to one race win in the relevant series is awarded if a championship title is secured.
The winner of the 2020 Audi Sport Asia Trophy will take the trophy, the title and a spare-parts credit line of 50,000 Euros with Audi Sport customer racing Asia. The runner-up will earn a spare-parts credit line to the value of 35,000 Euros and third-place awarded the same to the value of 15,000 Euros.
Recently crowned Thailand Super Series GT3 champion Daniel Bilski of B-Quik Absolute Racing currently leads the Audi Sport Asia Trophy standings on 2,478 points. Second place is Audi RS 3 LMS competitor Wu Yifan on 1,965 points, with Audi R8 LMS GT3 customer Ma Ka Chun third on 1,575 points.
For full regulations including specific coefficients please click here: http://www.audi-motorsport-asia.com/upload/pdf/Audi_Sport_Asia_Trophy_2020_Regulations.pdf